Scott Brown is asking supporters to sign a fluffy petition on his website that “Tell[s] D.C. that it is unacceptable to play partisan games with our country’s budget!”
Someone is building their e-mail list. See you at the next gubernatorial election!
Please share widely!
when he said on Hannity:
You think Brown wants to be some lowly Governor?
Wonder when the
book tourPresidential run begins.
As for the petition it’s not as if he never participated in petty partisan games about the budget himself, right?
has a resume behind him even if it’s an off the wall one. What does Brown have, besides a sneak in win to the Senate for a couple of years riding the at the time unnoticed tea party wave?
and he just doesn’t have the gravitas or self-control to run for President. But if 2 years, 10 months in the Senate makes one qualified, perhaps Sen. Warren can run.
This’ll never happen…BUT WHAT IF IT DID:
Brown runs for President in 2016 after a successful stint at Fox News. For health reasons, or whatever, Chris Christie decides not to run. Jeb Bush makes a run for it, but his flip flopping on immigration — and the fact that GOPers don’t want to take a risk on another Bush — causes his star to dwindle. Jindal goes the way of Hunter because GOP folks are not that enamored by a guy that goes around calling them stupid. TPaw excites nobody and Sarah Palin figures she can make more money on the speaking tour. No other credible candidate emerges, and, after a short or long primary (who knows?) battle with social conservatives, Brown somehow emerges as the likeable, affable, moderate candidate that the base isn’t too pleased with but that the Establishment thinks can win.
Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Secretary Clinton decides that after a long career in public service, she just doesn’t have it in her to run for President once more after all that. She starts her own foundation, or does whatever it is that amazing people who have that kind of career do. Joe Biden emerges as the natural front-runner. Now, normally this is where I’d stop my speculation, because it’s realistically going to be Joe or Hillary. But let’s pretend for a moment that something — I don’t know, health? wanting to spend more time with the Trans-Am? whatever — causes Joe Biden to drop out. Sure, Cuomo enters, O’Malley, maybe even Warner from Virginia. The base isn’t excited. The party needs somebody who can raise the money, excite the base, and run a grassroots campaign. A draft movement, maybe starting from the netroots, emerges: Elizabeth Warren for President. Who better to make broad-based systemic change, they say, than Warren, who in her short time has already taken on the Big Banks. And, a la Obama in 2008, she doesn’t have much of a record to attack?
Could it be… Brown vs. Warren for President in 2016?!
(Answer: um, no…but that was fun.)
but personally, I would want to spend more time with a Ford Mustang over a Trans-Am, despite supporting the rights of Trans. (Snap).
If you could write that in column form you’d be paid as much as a hack like Meachem or Matthews.
Scott Brown’s poll is intended to make him appear to be above the political process. Here is my prediction. He will not run for Governor as a republican. Instead, he will run for Governor as an independent. He could win with that approach.
Part of Browns appeal was the fact that he was a Republican Weld leaning independents and tea partiers would love. Without the tea partiers he loses his national fundraising base and the local GOP, if he ran as an independent he’d do as well as Mihos or Cahill.
…likely split the vote with the GOP nominee and keep the Corner Office in Dem hands – not that I’d complain of course!
given his performance and behavior in the recently fought election. He is no longer thee nice guy, and he has been shown through his voting record, to be a reliable vote for the Republican agenda. What kind of executive experience, or skill, would he bring to the corner office?