Could John Kerry Hand Both MA-Sen Seats to the GOP?

posted at 2:45 pm on February 5, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

With presidential primary speculation sucking all the air out of the room, it’s only fair that we take a moment and look at some of the equally useless rumors floating around concerning other high profile positions. This weekend the Boston Globe opens up the guessing game with yet another rumor that not only is Hillary Clinton thinking of moving on to bigger and better things, but that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is angling for her position at Secretary of State.

AS EGYPT battles over its future, Senator John Kerry is negotiating his own.

The Bay State’s senior senator is running an unofficial campaign to become the next secretary of state. For once, he looks artful, as well as ambitious.

Secretary of state is the spot Kerry wanted when Barack Obama won the presidency. He lost out to Hillary Clinton and Obama’s “team of rivals.’’ But his fallback position as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee provides a powerful platform to press his case.

Kerry’s office quickly moved to squash the rumor in the most forceful manner possible.

“I don’t know what else we can do to stop the parlor game speculation about who’s coming and who’s going,” the statement began. “Lord knows we’ve knocked it down a thousand times over, and at a time of such challenge for American foreign policy the punditry is especially unwelcome and unhelpful.”

“So one last time: the only job John Kerry is contemplating, or considering, is the one job he already has, and he isn’t looking elsewhere. Sometimes in politics, no really means no, and sometimes the best place to be really is the place you already are, end of story.”

In a way I kind of feel sorry for Kerry on this one. If he says nothing it would immediately be taken as an acknowledgment that he was angling for the job. If he says no – as he did – armchair quarterbacks will simply declare that obviously that’s what somebody would say if they were considering such a move. You don’t want to look like you’re campaigning to kick out a high profile member of your own party.

But what if things did play out this way? Rumors continue to circulate that Hillary is thinking of moving on, though Bill Richardson is frequently mentioned as her replacement. And it was one of the worst kept secrets in Washington two years ago that Kerry wanted the cabinet position at State until Clinton got it as a peace offering to her disgruntled supporters.

If Kerry left, Massachusetts would find itself in need of another senator. Not only did Republican Scott Brown win a shocking victory there after Ted Kennedy passed, but he is still considered the most popular political figure in the state today. (Though it’s worth noting that some conservatives are mulling a primary challenge to him next time out.) Are Bay State voters possibly still in the mood to elect a second Republican to fill Kerry’s shoes in an effort to shed their image as Taxachusetts?

Anything is possible, but they’d have to find a candidate who is effectively a clone of Brown. We’ve seen nothing to indicate that MA has suddenly become Georgia North and would elect a pro-life, war hawk conservative firebrand. Still, it could make for a very interesting political theater if it came to pass. As little as five years ago, how many of you would have even considered it possible that you’d live to see the day the GOP took both senate seats in the home stomping grounds of the Kennedys?


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Is Scott Brown in the GOP?

Humm… News to me.

katy on February 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Is Scott Brown in the GOP?

Humm… News to me.

katy on February 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Hey!, What about Mitty?….haa :(

hawkman on February 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

In a way I kind of feel sorry for Kerry on this one.

Are you crazy? Never feel sorry for the long faced traitor.

Did he ever pay those taxes on his boat??????

Knucklehead on February 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM

John “Botox Rex The Ketchup King” Kerry as Secretary of State makes about as much sense as when Obama made this idiot here Ambassadour to Luxembourg!

pilamaye on February 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I definitely think Romney should run for this seat.

SouthernGent on February 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Scott Brown is as conservative as we’re going to get in MA. Just enjoy seeing “R-MA” after a Senator’s name on C-SPAN. I know I sure as hell do.

KSgop on February 5, 2011 at 2:57 PM

As little as five years ago, how many of you would have even considered it possible that you’d live to see the day the GOP took both senate seats in the home stomping grounds of the Kennedys?

The only thing the Kennedy’s are “stomping” these days are the little fires that keep igniting under their cloven hooves.

SKYFOX on February 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM

But what if things did play out this way? Rumors continue to circulate that Hillary is thinking of moving on, though Bill Richardson is frequently mentioned as her replacement. And it was one of the worst kept secrets in Washington two years ago that Kerry wanted the cabinet position at State until Clinton got it as a peace offering to her disgruntled supporters.

Oh, the confirmation hearings if Richardson is nominated:

“Will you keep your hands off the female employees at State, Mr. Richardson? You had trouble doing it as governor.”

Wethal on February 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

We need a few RINO’s to give money to Planned Parenthood.

Rode Werk on February 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Gull
Obsequious
People

Beto Ochoa on February 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM

The only trouble is, for every foreign country that Kerry goes to as SoS, he’s going to claim he was attacked, and want a medal.

RBMN on February 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Moderate? pffft! He’s a RINO.

And who is the “we” in the party you speak of?

He’s no moderate. He’s a stinking traitor to the conservative values he espoused so clearly (to get Tea Party cash)in his campaign.

He got in bed with Reid in his first week in DC and hasn’t strayed from the RINO brand since.

katy on February 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM

To be fair, Kerry couldn’t possibly do a worse job.

I definitely think Romney should run for this seat.

SouthernGent on February 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

This.

Rebar on February 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Your state needs you, Mitt. Do the right thing.

Bugler on February 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I’m thinking Kerry could be ambassador to Cambodia or something, since he’s been there.

Really Right on February 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Odds are that democrats have been holding their collective noses when voting for Kerry anyway.

perroviejo on February 5, 2011 at 3:11 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

Scott Brown’s moderate views, combined with an inept opponent, gave the GOP that seat. And even though the party was ecstatic after he won, as we learned in Delaware and Nevada, the party wasn’t going to make that mistake again.

YYZ on February 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM

On cold nights John Kerry stands near his fireplace; one hand on the mantle, the other swirling a glass half-filled with ice and Chivas Regal. He looks up at the walnut display case just below his portrait. The soft satin backround a shimmering field of royal blue, broken only by the three purple hearts carefully mounted therein. He runs his fingers over his war wounds – they twinge a bit when the temerature drops – and he remembers…

SKYFOX on February 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM

This is his hometown paper floating this story, so I wouldn’t get a long face over this.

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Of course, mantle = mantel.

SKYFOX on February 5, 2011 at 3:15 PM

On cold nights John Kerry stands near his fireplace; one hand on the mantle, the other swirling a glass half-filled with ice and Chivas Regal. He looks up at the walnut display case just below his portrait. The soft satin backround a shimmering field of royal blue, broken only by the three purple hearts carefully mounted therein. He runs his fingers over his war wounds – they twinge a bit when the temerature drops – and he remembers…

… and then he woke up….

HomeoftheBrave on February 5, 2011 at 3:15 PM

News Flash
Kerry names Hanoi Jane ambassador to Laos/Cambodia whatever, gives her his lucky hat.

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Let’s be careful here. If Kerry goes, Senator Barney Frank is by no means outside the realm of possibility. How does that sound?

azkag on February 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

I don’t see him doing it unless he would be certain of an Obama victory in 2012 because if he took the job then it would be his last four years in politics.

NeoKong on February 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Scott Brown’s moderate views, combined with an inept opponent, gave the GOP that seat. And even though the party was ecstatic after he won, as we learned in Delaware and Nevada, the party wasn’t going to make that mistake again.

YYZ on February 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM

LOL. Yeah, we made the brilliant strategic move of keeping Harry Reid in office and nominating someone Chris Coons could easily beat in Delaware.

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Let’s be careful here. If Kerry goes, Senator Barney Frank is by no means outside the realm of possibility. How does that sound?

azkag
Lurch rather than DADT.

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 5, 2011 at 3:21 PM

How about no Senators from Massachusetts?

hawkdriver on February 5, 2011 at 3:22 PM

MA resident here….I just had a crazy Idea. Run as many candidates as you can GOP…the more right-leaning the better. You could run Rubio in this state against Brown and Brown would barely win. Find someone to the right of Brown that can win the Primary and you’d probably have your next MA Senator.

If Kerry’s seat is actually up for grabs, I think this could really happen. There are hundreds of thousands of nominal conservatives here who call themselves democrats in this state. They just don’t normally vote because it is almost a pointless exercise 90% of the time. Turnout has been very high for the last 3 elections in my district but take that with a huge grain of salt. We could have unseated Olver D-MA in November but we failed to do so. Olver is a big Porker I have heard.

Mord on February 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM

The dems will nominate Setti Warren, the black mayor of Newton and he can easily beat any GOP contender. As for Mr Brown i live inMassachusetts, it is the bluest of all states. Would you rather have two left wing loons from here. Why cant you folkx r be happy that at least one of the Senators from my state votes the right even if it is not all the time.

Ricki on February 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

If Kerry goes, Senator Barney Frank is by no means outside the realm of possibility.

Don’t let it happen, Mitt!

Bugler on February 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Let’s be careful here. If Kerry goes, Senator Barney Frank is by no means outside the realm of possibility. How does that sound?

Probably like the sound I would make if you shoved bamboo slivers up my fingernails…

JetBoy on February 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I should have added: Neither Romney-or-Obama-Care are very popular in this state.

Mord on February 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Yeah…and we took the Senate last year.

I know, look at the gains we made. Y’all can keep your head in the glue bag. We are still dealing with half the voting population getting their information from Oprah and Letterman.

Limerick on February 5, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Your state needs you, Mitt. Do the right thing.

Bugler on February 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Indeed. And what a great way to get rid of him without alienating his RINO supporters!

joe_doufu on February 5, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I definitely think Romney should run for this seat.

SouthernGent on February 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Good idea. He is probably the only possible republican candidate who would stand a chance.

duff65 on February 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM

And as for you Mord, no pro life conservative like Rubio could evah be elected to any office here. A GOP candidate has to win at least 80% of the unenrolled almost all of the GOPers and a little smidgen of democrats. And like it or not those indies are fiscal conservatives and social liberals otherwise known as RINOS.

When Scott Brown votes to not add to the deficit he is not a Republican in name only… He is a true republican.

Ricki on February 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM

As for Mitt, I’m all for epiphanies, but he has to have one first.

Limerick on February 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM

John Kerry reporting for doody!

ted c on February 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Ricki on February 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

HAHA! yup. Would you rather have a Republican from MA that the voters merely grumble about or one that will never get re-elected…One that would have college students setting his local office on fire? Don’t forget how many politically active college students live in this state. This state is the breeding ground for Liberal Politicians,operatives,staffers and lawyers. It is a Miracle (I hesitate to mean that in the literal sense) that Brown even got elected.

But if we get another chance, I say swing for the fences in the Primaries. I really think it could happen.

Mord on February 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Indeed. And what a great way to get rid of him without alienating his RINO supporters!

Well yeah, now that you mention it…

Bugler on February 5, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Ricki on February 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Agreed. He’s probably not the best we could get out of this state…but I’d say he’s close to it. It’s not RINO to work within the bounds of reality.

It seems to me that voting R in MA is kinda like buying a lottery ticket. Sometimes you win big. That makes it worth trying again.

Mord on February 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Is Scott Brown in the GOP?

Humm… News to me.

katy on February 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Oh, a Moderate? For years I’ve been asking in what areas “Moderates” are different from “Liberals”. You can select just about any area, and “Moderates” will tell you they aren’t “right-wing reactionaries”, they like to make up their minds on “the issues”. Trouble is, that when their beliefs are examined closely, it appears that there are no differences. Once their minds are made up, they sound just like Leftists. “Moderates” just like to look down their noses at Conservatives and pretend they’re not Leftists.

oldleprechaun on February 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM

You are assuming that Barry is going to win a 2nd term…
Or did Hillary suddenly resign?

albill on February 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Curt Schilling to the red (sawks) courtesy phone, paging Curt Schilling

das411 on February 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Gull
Obsequious
People
Beto Ochoa on February 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Gull?
Dumb
English
Mistake
?

Buy Danish on February 5, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Taxachusetts is lost to the fasicsts. I know there are some good people there, some of whom I had met at the 8/28 event. But let’s face reality. After the 2010 elections, no know I know is going to vote for someone just to make gains. That’s Karl Rove’s game plan. That isn’t going to fly.

If the GOP wants to primary someone there, he’ll have to be principled, ethical, a true conservative, and have never been a RINO. That’s it.

madmonkphotog on February 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Heck far…..if Hillary leaves State before her term is over…..Don’t that make her a QUITTER?

PappyD61 on February 5, 2011 at 4:18 PM

If Mitt opposes Kerry you can be sure that the union boys will even dig up the graves of the original minute men to get the extra (D) votes.

Don L on February 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Sure make him SOS and make Jane Fonda Secretary of Defense.

Wade on February 5, 2011 at 4:26 PM

I am a social moderate and a strong fiscal conservative and i live in Ma. And there are a lot of us. And in this state they are the bulk of those interesting in the tea party. We have gay marriage in this state. And honestly i am not a big fan but it hasnt had effect on my life so i really dont care. I want low taxes and government nanny state off my back. So i think of myself as a Republican and NOT in name only.

Ricki on February 5, 2011 at 4:28 PM

You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Well, no … not everyone does, Nick. For some, the tent is small and the slightest deviation from the current established dogma is treason and must be punished.

Ideology trumps all.

Rod on February 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM

John Fonda Kerry reporting for doody!

ted c on February 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM

That’s one of my favorites.

Geochelone on February 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Ideology trumps all.

Rod on February 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM

“Unconditional surrender to the left trumps all.”

There, fixed it for you.

ebrown2 on February 5, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Hate to say it, but I think Hillary is at wits end with Obama’s incompetence.

scotash on February 5, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Hey!, What about Mitty?….haa :(
hawkman on February 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

That is a great idea. Mitt for Senate. I could even contribute to his campaign.

antisocial on February 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Scott Brown must run for re-election in 2012. It seems possible for him to hold on to the seat, barring any primary shenanigans.

As far as the seat held by Kerry, it will be up in 2012 only if he is named to an administration post prior to the election. That seems unlikely, unless Hillary does decide to challenge Obama in the Democratic primary and thus vacates her post at State.

If, by some miracle, Obama is re-elected, Hillary chooses not to re-up, and Kerry gets the nod from Obama, the seat would probably go Democratic again (given that Obama was just re-elected).

steebo77 on February 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Of course, mantle = mantel.

SKYFOX on February 5, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Oh. I thought you meant that he likes to wear long, flowing garments, which I could see being the case.

steebo77 on February 5, 2011 at 5:11 PM

“.. if Hillary leaves State before her term is over…..Don’t that make her a QUITTER?”
PappyD61 on February 5, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Well, she did bail on that senatorial gig, right?
/.

CaveatEmpty on February 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM

As little as five years ago, how many of you would have even considered it possible that you’d live to see the day the GOP took both senate seats in the home stomping grounds of the Kennedys?

Sorry, it hasn’t happened.

Kerry-D is the Senator from MA.

You even said so in your post.

No need to thank me for clearing that up.

mockmook on February 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Buy Danish on February 5, 2011 at 4:01 PM

It’s a bit archaic as a verb, but it means to deceive or trick. Just sayin’.

RedMindBlueState on February 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Jane Fonda
This woman’s name in the post will bring DOOOOOOOM on us all.

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Then “moderates” can send him money in 2012. He’s not getting another dime from me.

I knew he was a waste of $25 bucks when I sent it to him but a Kennedy seat going to the GOP, even if he was a RINO, was something I couldn’t pass that up.

That thrill is gone…

Caper29 on February 5, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Could John Kerry Hand Both MA-Sen Seats to the GOP?

Good luck to him – I intend to contribute to Scott Brown’s Democratic opponent – whoever it is.

HondaV65 on February 5, 2011 at 5:49 PM

He’s called a Moderate. You DO know we allow those in the party, don’t you?

nickj116 on February 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM

The GOP allows anyone in the party who can raise money and win votes – that’s a fact.

I intend to vote with my support – and it’ll go to the Democrat – for the express purpose of eliminating Brown from the party. I’m one man – this is my opinion and I have a right.

HondaV65 on February 5, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I guess it’s only natural that people who can’t hold a job in the real world go into politics.
-
Or is that actually working for a living is beneath them?
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Scum, especially this one.

esblowfeld on February 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM

It’s a bit archaic as a verb, but it means to deceive or trick. Just sayin’.
RedMindBlueState on February 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Ahh. Like Obama gulled McCain into thinking he was a centrist?

Buy Danish on February 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

For once, he looks artful, as well as ambitious.

No that would have been when he was wooing the Widow Heinz.

GarandFan on February 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM

These guys re-elected Duval Patrick, uhhhh, no.

Daemonocracy on February 5, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Ahh. Like Obama gulled McCain into thinking he was a centrist?

Buy Danish on February 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Bingo! Either that or “McCain gulled voters into thinking he was a conservative.” Depressing either way….

RedMindBlueState on February 5, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I like John Kerry because he is smarter than I am. And he served in Vietnam. And ketchup.

/all that

Run, John Kerry!

Key West Reader on February 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM

The more I think about the SIZE of a trial BALLOON, the more I think about the size of kerryhead.

Not palatable.

Nobody wants the Kerryhead.

Key West Reader on February 5, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Anything is possible, but they’d have to find a candidate who is effectively a clone of Brown.

Can you say Sean Bielat?

Sure, he lost against Barney Frank in 2010, but running statewide could be different than running against an incumbent in his own district.

novakyu on February 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM

SouthernGent on February 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

This is perfect for Romney. Why he would want to run for presidnet where he has no hopes for getting the nomination when he can be a lifetime influential figure is beyond me. This is tailor-made for ROmney.

promachus on February 5, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Did Johnny ever get that pesky tax issue with his sail boat cleared up?

joe btfsplk on February 5, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Bielat is a great choice. And for all the Brown haters, he never claimed to be Ronald Reagan. The problem with the all or nothing strategy is that you most often end up with… nothing.

SittingDeadRed on February 5, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Don’t worry Jack, the MA tea partiers will get their O’Donnell to knock off Scott Brown in the primary and then we can be back to 2 hard core 100% liberals representing MA again.

jarodea on February 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Red and others: With an openly hostile media, the argument can be made that RINOs are worse for conservatives than liberals. This is because they will give ‘bipartisan’ cover for liberal causes, and allow for a prolonged period where the American public can’t tell a difference between Democrats and Republicans.

And if the American people don’t care, then this is all moot, and the country is doomed anyway. I would say, though, that the Tea Party shows that predictions of America’s demise are somewhat premature.

Scott H on February 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Yeah ! Go for it Herman Munster ! I wish you all the success you had running for prez in ’04 !

cableguy615 on February 5, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Juan Kerry is a Jazz Shaw republican…squishy/swishy like Myth Rino.

el Vaquero on February 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM

On cold nights John Kerry stands near his fireplace; one hand on the mantle, the other swirling a glass half-filled with ice and Chivas Regal. He looks up at the walnut display case just below his portrait. The soft satin backround a shimmering field of royal blue, broken only by the three purple hearts carefully mounted therein. He runs his fingers over his war wounds – they twinge a bit when the temerature drops – and he remembers…

SKYFOX on February 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM

You own me a keyboard, or at least a roll of Bounty!!

There’s a whole lot of awesome right there!!!

gary4205 on February 5, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Can you say Sean Bielat?

Sure, he lost against Barney Frank in 2010, but running statewide could be different than running against an incumbent in his own district.

novakyu on February 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Fired up and ready to go, the sticker is still on my roof rack fairing.

roy_batty on February 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM

In a way I kind of feel sorry for Kerry on this one.

Really, don’t feel sorry for Kerry.

I hope he becomes SecState. He’d be gone from MA. Next, give the Luxembourg ambassadorship to Markey and some sort of national animal cage cleaning function to McGovern.

roy_batty on February 5, 2011 at 8:08 PM

How about Senator Curt Schilling?

Probably the only conservative who could even sniff at a chance in MA.

Doodad Pro on February 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Who’s worse him or Devil (not a typo) Patrick ?

cableguy615 on February 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Don’t worry Jack, the MA tea partiers will get their O’Donnell to knock off Scott Brown in the primary and then we can be back to 2 hard core 100% liberals representing MA again.
jarodea on February 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Cold water in the face. You speak of reality Jar, but it makes us so mad when we see Brown vote for the START Treaty and that stupid jobs bill.

I don’t like him. His personality is like dry toast and I see him just trying to do his all to keep his seat.

When I get all agro, I should read your post to bring me back. (Or think of “Marsha” C.)

(Go Sean Bielat!!!)

Gob on February 5, 2011 at 8:55 PM

“So one last time: the only job John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam, is contemplating, or considering, is the one job he, who served in Viet Nam already has, and he, who served in Viet Nam isn’t looking elsewhere. Sometimes in politics, for those who served in Viet Nam, no really means no, and sometimes the best place to be really is the place you, who served in Viet Nam already are, end of story.”

crazy_legs on February 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Are Bay State voters possibly still in the mood to elect a second Republican to fill Kerry’s shoes in an effort to shed their image as Taxachusetts?

Given the fact that they just re-elected the entire Democratic caucus including Bawney Fwank (and during a GOP Tsunami), and re-elected DeValue, to boot, I’d say the answer is an emphatic no.

crazy_legs on February 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Assuming that this series of unlikely events were to happen, and the GOP got a second senator from Massachusetts, it won’t be good enough because he/she will a “RINO.” I don’t care how moderate Scott Brown is, he’s still better than Martha Coakley. Compared to more like John Kerry, a second Scott Brown would be tremendous progress.

You could give some of the commenters here a bowl of ice cream and they’d b*tch that it isn’t frozen custard.

flataffect on February 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Maybe Charlie Baker might run for the Kerry senate seat.

Old Fritz on February 5, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Is Scott Brown in the GOP?

Humm… News to me.

Yes, he won election to the United States Senate from a state that hasn’t had a Republican senator in decades.

And unlike you, millions of Americans know who he is.

Now why dont you go set up your little pup tent of purity over there somewhere, why the adults in the big tent talk.

American Elephant on February 5, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Does Mitt still live in MA?

Gohawgs on February 6, 2011 at 2:59 AM

MA voters want liberals representing them. It doesn’t matter what party they belong to, as long as they are liberals.

Bleed_thelizard on February 6, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Have to admit, the idea of Mitt running for Senator in MA is the first time i have ever thought positively of the idea of Romney. I think it would be a perfect fit, and the best we can do right now if we want to win.

I hate to say it but id rather have Scott Brown in MA than a left wing nut job…..and unfortunately, i think those are our only two choices in that wacked out state.

Most of the time, i wouldnt agree to the philosophy of RINO or die, but if the RINO isnt completely worthless, (Brown has stayed strong on Obamacare, which is why he was elected), seems like a decent guy, (unlike Mike Castle), and the state is completely worthlessly liberal like MA. Sometimes you just do what you gotta do.

Its a bad argument i know, but i can live with Brown (not that i will ever send him money again, though). Yet, i hated Mike Castle, who seemed like a whiny Washington insider, with not only zero core values, but no guts.

As for Nevada…..that one is still in my nightmares….how did we lose that to Harry Reid. Its like we lost to a steaming dog turd because the people were more frightened of what Angle might do to the bottom of their shoes….WTF?

Worst candidate ever.

alecj on February 6, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Massachusetts should join the EU.

Sherman1864 on February 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I guess Kerry believes that not only does his tenure as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee endow him with the necessary experience to become Sec. of State, but his experience committing treason in the 1970′s when he was secretly meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris, France, and plotting against his country when he was a leader of the Vietnam Vets Against the War has also given him invaluable international experience in duplicitous diplomacy.

No need to worry folks, if Kerry is chosen as our next Sec. of State, he will fit right in with this regime and their anti-americanism.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on February 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM