Check out this comedy gold email, just in from Team Brown:
Frankly, I don’t trust any poll
. . . because I know I am the underdog in this race.
Every poll that comes out, they use it to raise money from their national supporters. So will you answer my call for help? Your generous online support of $10 – $50 will get us there. Every seat in Congress is “the People’s Seat,” so don’t let the ultra-liberal special interests buy this one.
Matched up against Professor Elizabeth Warren, we know these five things:
The race will be close
She’ll have money to burn
I’m the underdog
We’re going to win because
We’ve got the best supporters
But we must run harder and work longer to win this race because that’s what underdogs must do. Your online contribution of $10 – $50 will help us beat the odds.
Reality check here, folks. Scott Brown closed 2011 with almost $13 million in the bank – the second-highest tally of any candidate for Senate in the entire United States. And, as of that time, Brown had better than a 2-1 advantage over Elizabeth Warren in terms of cash-on-hand (for the record, Warren’s total ranked 10th in the country among Senate candidates – not bad). Combine that with the obvious fact that he’s the incumbent, and it’s awfully hard to see him as the “underdog” – no matter how many times he repeats that word in his fundraising emails (three, in this case).
I do love the extent to which Brown’s consultants are enamored of the “Professor” moniker. They seem absolutely certain that every time they remind voters that Warren is, well, smart, they flip a voter into the Brown column. I don’t believe it.