Brown Couldn’t Win
February 2, 2013 by Tony Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments
Here are some of the reasons I think Scot Brown decided not to run in the special election to fill John Kerry seat in the US Senate:
- This would have been Browns third Senatorial campaign in two years. Candidate energy, family strain and most importantly fundraising would have been major issues that affected the outcome.
- It has only been two short months since Elizabeth Warren’s campaign organization drove her to victory. This machine is still hot and could quickly be firing on all cylinders again.
- The issues and votes that plagued Brown against Warren still exist. Markey/Lynch would surely hammer him with these again. I can almost hear Markey/Lynch in the debate now…“ Mr. Brown when given the opportunity you voted against equal pay for women”.
- If Brown is interested in the governorship as rumored, he and his staff know it is easier for a Massachusetts Republican to win the state house than a seat in the US Senate.
- Brown couldn’t win. Considering all the factors above…Brown couldn’t win. He would have trouble raising money; the last election proved he can’t beat well-organized Democratic opposition; And his actions in the Senate since his lose in November haven’t done much to protect him from the same criticism that help bring him down before.
Just my thoughts…
2 Responses to Brown Couldn’t Win
I agree with your views Tony! I’ll go a bit further… he might skip the Governor’s race opportunity altogether and go for the gusto. He could make lots of money in many venues – cable tv; consulting; a top draw law firm; a “think-tank” type non-profit who’d appreciate his type of chrisma; and later in the lobbyiing world…Of course there comes the question of who the GOP runs for Gov… Baker again? Romney’s guy Winslow?
Add a guaranteed fourth election next year when the seat is up in the regular cycle.