The once Senator from Massachusetts seems to be exploring his options and considering a run for the White House. I’m sorry Eagle Rising nation, but I am having a hard time understanding exactly why Scott Brown thinks he should explore a run for the White House.
If my memory serves me, we recently had a one-term politician from the Bay State run for President, and it didn’t turn out too well for us. In fact, I think Mitt Romney was probably better positioned for his Presidential run than Scott Brown. Romney had time to evolve from his liberal Republican record of leadership as Governor of Massachusetts into a more “conservative” Republican Presidential candidate. Brown hasn’t had nearly enough time to realize the liberal policies he supported in Massachusetts are all terrible ideas.
Look – most of us supported Scott Brown when he ran for Senate a few years back simply because he was a Republican. He was the best we could hope for out of one of the most liberal states in the country. It also helped that he would be taking Ted Kennedy’s long held seat, so it felt kind of like a thumb in the eye to the Democrat Party. We were under no illusions that Scott Brown was some kind of Tea Party conservative who would change the minds of thousands of Bay State residents. Scott Brown now needs to come to grips with the fact that he is far left of the Republican base and simply accept it.
If Mr. Brown (or his analog from this years special election Gabriel Gomez) were to run for political office in Massachusetts, I would gladly support them again. However, if either man were to seek the Presidency, I would simply laugh them off. There is no way that the mass of the Republican base would support a liberal Republican from Massachusetts. Mitt Romney proved it in 2012, running far to the right of Scott Brown, he still couldn’t get conservatives on board with him.
Scott Brown is wasting his time…
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