Poll: Brown and Warren neck-and-neck in Massachusetts

posted at 11:25 am on October 3, 2011 by Tina Korbe

People in Massachusetts like Sen. Scott Brown. More than 50 percent of his constituents have a favorable opinion of him and just 29 percent have an unfavorable view. But that doesn’t mean they’ll reelect him. To do that, they’d have to overcome, once again, their deeply entrenched tendency to vote for whatever Democrat happens to be on the ballot.

Right now, it seems pretty safe to assume that that Democrat will be former Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren. Scott Brown better look out. Her fever-reducing tax-hike talk appears to be working:

According to the Boston Herald/UMass-Lowell poll, in a Brown versus Warren matchup, Brown leads 41 percent to 38 percent. Meanwhile, 21 percent say they don’t know who they would vote for.

Broken down by party affiliation, the poll found that 44 percent of moderate voters would vote for Warren and 38 percent would vote for Brown. But Brown does better among independents, with 48 percent to Warren’s 29 percent, according to the poll.

Still, the poll’s findings are good news for Warren, who only jumped into the Senate race recently but already leads the Democratic primary field for the nomination. A recent PPP poll had even more promising numbers for Warren. That poll found the former Obama administration official and consumer protection advocate ahead of Brown, 46 percent to 44 percent.

But the poll’s findings are also good news for the GOP: Tight races remind Republicans that taking back the Senate is every bit as important as taking back the White House, if not more so. They remind them to take no seat for granted and to campaign relentlessly. Scott Brown’s initial election didn’t prevent the passage of Obamacare as was popularly hoped — but his reelection combined with Republican victories in other states (or just enough Republican victories, in general) is the only way to repeal.

P.S. Here’s one of my favorite smack-downs of Warren’s now-notoriously shabby take on taxation. Warren says: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.” Libby Sternberg says: “There are no rich people in this country who want people to be poor. None.” Agreed.


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Whatever happens, we have to make sure the liberal doesn’t win!

Kataklysmic on October 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Good luck, Senator Brown… You’re no Kennedy (and that’s a good thing)…

Khun Joe on October 3, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Republicans are going to own the Senate even if they lose this seat.

JohnJ on October 3, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Let us know how it turns out Scott.

hawkdriver on October 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Brown is a fud but he is light years more amenable to the GOP line than cookie-cutter Warren would ever be.

Warren knows the voters of her state, all she has to do is promise to give them everything they want which will be paid for by the rich and she might just coast right in.

Bishop on October 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Obama should spend lots and lots of time campaigning for Warren.

That way Scott Brown will win by double digits.

The only way Scott Brown can lose is if he has Romney campaigning for him.

portlandon on October 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM

I don’t believe Massachusetts is as left wing as this gal. If, after saying what she said on YouTube, she still has polling like this, something is amiss. I’d love to see the numbers on the polling to see if it actually made it out into the real world.

bflat879 on October 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Warren’s populist schtick might work for the base, not so much for everyone else. Given that there is little chance the economy will turn around any time soon, someone should whisper “Walter Mondale” in Lizzie’s ear.

GarandFan on October 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Good idea portlandon

cmsinaz on October 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Remember, Scott Brown is the best we can hope for in Taxachusetts.

rbj on October 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

The fact that it’s close is bad news for Democrats. Brown was supposed to be a freak occurrence based on a single issue in a wave election against a crummy Democrat candidate.

forest on October 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

After hearing that shrill rant video of hers I pray that by the time of the election most people find her screeching completely unlistenable to.

Marcus on October 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM

A Jim DeMint could never win in Mass. I’m excited to see Brown running well. He isn’t perfect, but he agrees with me WAY more than Warren ever will.

By the way, wasn’t he supposed to be a flash-in-the-pan, one-off, never to be duplicated, political accident?

Washington Nearsider on October 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Since he got elected with a lot of help from the Tea Party he’s tried to distance himself from the Tea party. If he loses it will be because the Tea Partiers stay home.

E9RET on October 3, 2011 at 11:37 AM

We don’t need Scott Brown anymore. If he wins, meh, if he loses, zzzz.

rightwingyahooo on October 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Broken down by party affiliation, the poll found that 44 percent of moderate voters would vote for Warren

Then these 44% aren’t moderates. They’re full blown communists.

capejasmine on October 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM

It would be nice to know if they polled likely or registered voters, you’d think they’d include that information.

obladioblada on October 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

best of luck Scotty B….you’ll need it. BTW, tell your daughter to stop emailing me about what you are up to. It’s a little inappropriate.

(and yes, I do get email from Ayla Brown)

ted c on October 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.”

There is also no rich person who hasn’t supported the less productive members of our society through jobs and taxes.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Republicans can run effective ads against the communist Warren simply by using her own words.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Scott Brown will have to do it without me this time.

ctmom on October 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Even though Scotty might be a bit left of center he could take 10 giant steps to the left and still be right of lizzy.

tim c on October 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

What’s the choice? Lefty or more Lefty?

I might just write-in on this one.

Hening on October 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Remember, Scott Brown is the best we can hope for in Taxachusetts.

rbj on October 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

So was Mittens…

Khun Joe on October 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

I’d frame the election as one between a Republican who believes in America and the Constitution and a socialist hell bent on killing both.

Her history and words are all you need to show.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM

I don’t believe Massachusetts is as left wing as this gal. If, after saying what she said on YouTube, she still has polling like this, something is amiss. I’d love to see the numbers on the polling to see if it actually made it out into the real world.

bflat879 on October 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Being on the ground behind enemy lines, I don’t think most people here in MA have even seen the video. Brown should (carefully) make people more aware of it as the campaign heats up. Yeah, it could backfire I guess, but I get the feeling that even here, people are getting a bit tired of the class warfare. At least enough the help him get re-elected. I hope. It should help that people are pretty sick of our Governor too (Obama’s mini-me), despite having just re-elected him. Or maybe I’m just overly optimistic.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 11:50 AM

What’s the choice? Lefty or more Lefty?

I might just write-in on this one.

Hening on October 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM

We need Brown to stay where he is. He votes with Repubs the majority of the time.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM

We need Brown to stay where he is. He votes with Repubs the majority of the time.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Exactly. At the very least, he’s got no choice but to oppose any Obamacare vote, if the Supremes don’t take care of it first.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I am not going to help haul his butt over the finish line with any of my money this time. He has pretty much crapped all over the tea party. He acts like they are an embarassment.

Hey, I’ve heard he likes to go biking with John Kerry; maybe he can hit John up for a donation. Good luck Scott–you’ll need it.

KickandSwimMom on October 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I don’t know how we can talk about Elizabeth Warren and not talk about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). As surely it was obvious by 2001 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to eventually cause an economic crisis, it is obvious that CFPA is going cause one in the future. Its regulations are going to become more and more onerous until the banking sector collapses. It may take two or three decades, but it is going to happen. We need to talk about this implication of the CFPA at every opportunity.

thuja on October 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Should be “oppose Obamacare in any vote”, obviously.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Never liked him anyways.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Eye of the Tiger – Ron Paul 2012

The ONLY candidate who defend the Constitution 100% of the time not just when it’s politically convenient for his\her agenda.

We’re going to win Iowa.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Good riddence to a man who did not deliver the one single thing those of us supported him asked of him.

astonerii on October 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM

I can’t really see much difference in Brown and Warren…both will vote against conservative legislation most of the time.

Big Orange on October 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM

So when do we get to see Elizabeth Warren’s centerfold?

Mark1971 on October 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM

The only way Brown stays in office is if he drives off a bridge somewhere.

BobMbx on October 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Whatever shortcomings Brown has exhibited and whatever disappointments we conservatives may have had with him, the thought of Elizabeth Warren winning that senate seat is chilling. The woman is a dangerous Leftist ideologue.

onlineanalyst on October 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I can’t really see much difference in Brown and Warren…both will vote against conservative legislation most of the time.

Big Orange on October 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Warren is a communist. Not only will she consistently vote against any conservative legislation, she’ll consistently vote for any legislation that will aid in the destruction of America as we know it.

Plus, Brown has voted with the Repubs a majority of the time.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 12:07 PM

What a choice. A liberal, or a Communist. I feel dirty.

faraway on October 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM

For anyone who thinks having Warren in the Senate wouldn’t be any different from having Brown here’s his voting record. It’s not perfect, but it’s a helluva lot more than you’ll get from a communist.

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I hope Brown wins, but he can do it without my money this time, he did a bit too much pandering to the liberals in his state for my taste. The best part is he may still lose.

alecj on October 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Warren is insane. Can we force a medical test on a candidate to make sure they are of sound mind? I dont think she would pass.

alecj on October 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Warren knows the voters of her state, all she has to do is promise to give them everything they want which will be paid for by the rich and she might just coast right in.

Bishop on October 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Warren is taking Napoleon Dynamite’s advice.

shick on October 3, 2011 at 12:14 PM

hawkdriver on October 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I’d also add – Thank you Senator Brown for kicking us in the teeth, every time you got an opportunity.

antisocial on October 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Meh. I won’t shed too many tears if he is defeated. On the major issues there will be 0 difference between how he votes and how Warren would vote.

angryed on October 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Broken down by party affiliation, the poll found that 44 percent of moderate voters would vote for Warren and 38 percent would vote for Brown.

So a majority of “moderates” would vote for a leftwing extremist?

As for Brown, the man doesn’t deserve to be re-elected. He’d been Obama’s lackey since his election. People’s seat indeed…

18-1 on October 3, 2011 at 12:21 PM

We’re going to win Iowa.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Sorry, not going to happen.

IowaWoman on October 3, 2011 at 12:22 PM

P.S. Here’s one of my favorite smack-downs of Warren’s now-notoriously shabby take on taxation. Warren says: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.” Libby Sternberg says: “There are no rich people in this country who want people to be poor. None.” Agreed.

Ms Korbe,

Perhaps Ms Warren would like to see what the reducto ad nauseum result of her theory is leading to. With apologies for a cheap, blog-whoring link, I summarized some nauseating videos and a link to the State of California web site here:

http://warplanner.blogspot.com/2011/10/yo-g-swipe-yo-ebt.html

..thank you for the indulgence.

The War Planner on October 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Meh. I won’t shed too many tears if he is defeated. On the major issues there will be 0 difference between how he votes and how Warren would vote.

angryed on October 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Word.How time flies! About 2 years back AP celebrated his victory with the HumpBot.

If he loses in 2012 (which is the most likely thing to happen), not many people would even care. that’s how much Brown has “endeared” himself to conservatives

nagee76 on October 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM

There is a good reason to support Brown.

If he loses, the media takes that as a mandate that the tide has turned, and the Tea Party has fizzled.

faraway on October 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Good riddence to a man who did not deliver the one single thing those of us supported him asked of him.

astonerii on October 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM

He certainly did – he voted against the bill, exactly what he promised.

For those of you saying he’d be no different than Warren… REALLY? You can’t be serious. We’re talking about a lady who is so far left Obama didn’t even want to risk putting her up for confirmation.

Obviously Brown isn’t perfect, but, the same as Warren? That’s just nonsense.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Meh. I won’t shed too many tears if he is defeated. On the major issues there will be 0 difference between how he votes and how Warren would vote.

angryed on October 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Brown voted not to extend unemployment benefits and voted for a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage. He also voted to sell F-16 to Taiwan and did not vote for Kagan to be confirmed.

You think Warrne would have voted that way?

darwin on October 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Let us know how it turns out Scott.

hawkdriver on October 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Heh.

The numbers game in the Senate matters, of course, and I hope Brown wins. But on individual pieces of legislation and important issues, someone tell me … in which ones we can count on Brown’s party-line vote?

He’s essentially a liberal Democrat on important votes. So if we are going to control the Senate with two extra votes … losing Brown is meaningless.

Jaibones on October 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Would not surprise if Warren won. Look up guilt ridden well to do white person in the dictionary and you see a picture of a typical Massachusetts voter. No tears from me about the Red Sox crapping in their pants. They get what they deserve.

Hummer53 on October 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM

At least Warren’s already an old hag, so it’s not like she can hold the seat for almost 50 years, like Swimmer did.

/unless she lives to be like 120 years old

Ward Cleaver on October 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM

While I sent Scott a few bucks last time round, I’m looking for others to support with my limited funds. So Scott’s on his own. But make no mistake, MA senate seat is just as important as any other. And given the lousy job the RSNC under Cronyn has done in winning senate seats in 2010, Scott is still going to need MA Tea Partier’s support. The more senate seats that go to the Pubbies in 2012 the better. Because when push comes to shove, some Pubbie senators (the Maine ladies come to mind) would just as soon vote with the Dems. Pubbies need as big a majority in the senate as they can get!

Bob in VA on October 3, 2011 at 12:32 PM

The issue here (I see it in my family) is an abundance of people who only go to lamestream media sources for news. The Boston Globe, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, etc. So they are getting the left wing news, all the bias that is fit to print. And I guess they are lazy enough to believe it all, without doing a little independent research.

I hope Brown can overcome this, and beat the radical left wing Warren.

shanimal on October 3, 2011 at 12:43 PM

American Conservative Union Ratings for MA Senate:

John “F’n” Kerry

2010 2009 Lifetime Rating

0.00 0.00 5.07

Scott “RINO” Brown

2010 2009 Lifetime Rating

74.00 NA 74.00

Folks, this is easy. Scott Brown is way, way, way better than a Democrat…. especially Warren.

fiatboomer on October 3, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Brown’s close to being a 75% guy, which is good enough for MA. People whine about a couple of his awful votes, but as other people mentioned he had many good votes overlooked. He was the single most important vote killing Omnibus. Helped kill Dream Act, when Dems still controlled both houses. Voted against Elena Kagan..

swamp_yankee on October 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM

You forget one thing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the dims out number the Rs by over 34% the third highest in the nation and all she can do is get close?

Jdripper on October 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Hey Liz, Dana Carvey needs his wig back for the Church Lady skit this weekend.

PatriotPete on October 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I don’t believe Massachusetts is as left wing as this gal. If, after saying what she said on YouTube, she still has polling like this, something is amiss. I’d love to see the numbers on the polling to see if it actually made it out into the real world.

bflat879 on October 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

I disagree. I really liked Massachusetts on many levels, but it’s definitely a socialist paradise that’s unlike much of the rest of the country. The state is populated primarily by economically comfortable, urban white liberals. Think Berkeley or Manhattan on a state-wide basis. They’ll view Elizabeth Warren as being exactly the kind of intellectual progressive that the Senate needs.

Outlander on October 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Trust me, there are way more leftwing nutjobs in Massachusetts than you think. If any of them could actually read they might take the opportunity to vote for someone other than a democrat. It’s not likely that will happen. Brown was a special case and it won’t be repeated.

Same thing with Connecticut, Republicans don’t even need to bother showing up because our votes don’t count anyway. We can only watch from the sidelines and cheer the rest of the country on.

jaimo on October 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Conservatives love to talk about RINOs or establishment Republicans versus movement conservatives and Tea Party conservatives.

But the refuse to make the same distinction on the other side. Its not about “votes”. Its about all the stuff behind the scenes. Warren is no Mary Landrieu. She is a radical movement liberal. She is a dangerous person to have in the senate.

swamp_yankee on October 3, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Brown’s close to being a 75% guy, which is good enough for MA. People whine about a couple of his awful votes, but as other people mentioned he had many good votes overlooked. He was the single most important vote killing Omnibus. Helped kill Dream Act, when Dems still controlled both houses. Voted against Elena Kagan..

swamp_yankee on October 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Agree. Living in Massachusetts, which I call “behind enemy lines” — Scott Brown is about as conservative as you could hope for, and certainly beats the alternative…

OnlyOrange on October 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Agree. Living in Massachusetts, which I call “behind enemy lines” — Scott Brown is about as conservative as you could hope for, and certainly beats the alternative…

OnlyOrange on October 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Help me understand something… I lived in Boston for 3 years when I was going to law school. So, I’ve got some experience with the state, but certainly nothing like yours.

Why are people in Massachusetts so damn liberal? Is it because people in the state, on the whole, are financially successful, such that they can afford to espouse socialism without actually having to feel its effects (because there aren’t many people in MA actually on welfare…)?

Outlander on October 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Agree. Living in Massachusetts, which I call “behind enemy lines” — Scott Brown is about as conservative as you could hope for, and certainly beats the alternative…

OnlyOrange on October 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Uh-huh.

On a related note, I met Curt Schilling at a Scott Brown rally. I told him after Brown got elected, we needed him to take Kerry’s seat. He basically said “we’ll see”. I don’t think him moving his company out of the state would help much though.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Whatever happens, we have to make sure the liberal doesn’t win!

Kataklysmic on October 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Which one? There is no difference between Brown or Warren.

RedRobin145 on October 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Help me understand something… I lived in Boston for 3 years when I was going to law school. So, I’ve got some experience with the state, but certainly nothing like yours.

Why are people in Massachusetts so damn liberal? Is it because people in the state, on the whole, are financially successful, such that they can afford to espouse socialism without actually having to feel its effects (because there aren’t many people in MA actually on welfare…)?

Outlander on October 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

That’s a damn good question and I really don’t know why. It’s probably partly because they want to “feel good”, like being a liberal is the compassionate thing to do (the South Park “Smug alert” effect). The other thing is most of the political power comes from the cities (Boston, Worcester and Springfield and the surrounding areas) which are heavily liberal. There ARE however some very conservative strongholds in some of the smaller towns believe it or not. But the numbers are with the city liberals.

How this state has gone from the driving force of the Revolution to where it is now is a mystery to me though. The history of liberty / the Revolution are all around us and you’d think that would mean something.

emz35 on October 3, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Which one? There is no difference between Brown or Warren.

RedRobin145 on October 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Are you serious? There’s no difference between the guy who voted against ObamaCare and Elena Kagan and the woman who attempted a commie takeover of the entire consumer finance industry from her perch as Obama’s Czar of Consumer Protection?

Outlander on October 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM

The polls showed Coakley ahead the night before Brown won the seat. Just saying.

Which one? There is no difference between Brown or Warren.

RedRobin145 on October 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM

There are many differences and they are important.

dogsoldier on October 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM

We’re going to win Iowa.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

How exciting!

RonPaul!!! is going to be the new President of Iowa!

You heard it here first on the Paulnutz Newz Network!

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VelvetElvis on October 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM

HA readers need to realize that in the 2010 congressional elections, every and I mean EVERY congressional race was won by a Democrat. MA is a very blue state. In 2012 the Obama support demographics will come to the polls in greater numbers than in 2010. Brown is seriously at risk not because those voting for him are disillusioned by his vote for stuff like Dodd-Frank but because he’s lost the enthusiastic electioneering worker bees of the Tea Party and its sympathizers.

philw1776 on October 3, 2011 at 2:25 PM

more like red lizzie knows the champagne socialist voters in wellesley, cambridge, newton and brookline- not the middle class and blue coller voters nor the rest of the state that actually works hard for a living and prays there will be a new demon factory opening up- so they can work and save their overpriced, unsellable houses from being taken by the satanic banks.

and unlike coakley- who did lose but had a presence (she was/is the att’y general and most are aware of her)-warren is an unknown back room intellectual hack. she presents as a shrill harpy and scold, an unvarnished communist not the usual hidden socialist/exposed democrat with candy. she practically waves the red flag when she speaks- and even old teddy kins had the political savvy to not do that even while he was spooning about aiding and abetting real totalitarian communist states across the globe.

like all the sick creatures that grow up in the cellars of academntia, she can’t help but lecture and scold, not run and pander like the rest of her ideological peeps.she appears completely charmless and has no charisma, makes no connection with average people save to speak down to them like they’re children. she has absolutely no reach into underclasses who, considering the demoralization of democrats in general and obama’s abysmal showing now ,probably won’t show up in droves again. the youth look to sit this one out too. they’re focusing their energies, just like at the democrat convention in 1968, at lashing out at the beloved in power democrat commies and the fruits of their policies. same outcome i predict- the republicans will win again. MA was the only state that didn’t go for tricky dickie’s landslide.

usually in MA you really have no choice- no one, not even democrats, tend to run against the immortals- the democrat incumbents- whose cold dead asses have to be pried out of their seats. in a sense with what’s going on in the rest of the country if the senate flips without scotty hotty, MA will render itself completely impotent politically. no more gravy train running to de-evolve patrick to save romenycare. electing red lizzie will just about kill the state. good. only way to stop it is really to put it down.

mittens on October 3, 2011 at 2:32 PM

We don’t need this seat – I’d just as soon see this go to the Dimmocrits – as irrelevant as it will be.

And, quite frankly – I’m pissed off at Brown for playing along with the Tea Party – taking their donations without so much as a peep – and then refusing to even have his picture taken with Tea Party grandmothers after he won the election.

Brown can go to hell.

Warren may be a complete idiot – but she’s kind of a Hot Cougar-Lady grandma.

I’m going to send her a donation to use against Brown.

HondaV65 on October 3, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Brown is seriously at risk not because those voting for him are disillusioned by his vote for stuff like Dodd-Frank but because he’s lost the enthusiastic electioneering worker bees of the Tea Party and its sympathizers.

philw1776 on October 3, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Yeah – I’m not really that pissed off he voted with the Dims.

It’s things he’s done like THIS … snubbing the Tea Party …

That makes me very excited to watch this little man-child sleep in the liberal bed he’s made for himself

HondaV65 on October 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM

We don’t need this seat – I’d just as soon see this go to the Dimmocrits – as irrelevant as it will be.

HondaV65 on October 3, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Funny how you always want to lose to the Dems…

Boxy_Brown on October 3, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Brown irritates, to be sure. But I can’t stand this woman.

I honestly would have thought she’d be polling better by now.

Missy on October 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Lots of stupidity here. But then that’s always the case with the extremes. Funny how much the far right and the far left actually have in common.

It’s all kneejerk reaction, ideology trumps all. No thinking involved. Really, if you believe Warren and Brown are interchangeable, you’re an idiot.

Meredith on October 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM

He’s essentially a liberal Democrat on important votes. So if we are going to control the Senate with two extra votes … losing Brown is meaningless.

Jaibones on October 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM

It’s more serious than what you suggest. If Warren gets in, she corrals a caucus of support for her redistributionist (communist/socialist) policies. She won’t be a lone vote. Her power would be exponential.

onlineanalyst on October 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM

A prediction….

If Brown manages to pull this out and get an entire 6 year term, it will be an indicator that even the good people of Mass have had enough of this dink in the white house.

If said folks really are that upset, imagine how upset the folks in purple states, or formerly blue states like Wisconsin, will be. If Brown wins again, I predict 60 republicans in the senate (at least).

Do I think it will happen? Not a chance in hell.

runawayyyy on October 3, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Warren may be a complete idiot – but she’s kind of a Hot Cougar-Lady grandma

Honda, you need to get glasses or maybe you have a granny fetish…either way your logic is really faulty.

PatriotPete on October 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM

A liberal wins in Massachusetts with either candidate.

It was fun seeing Brown take the Massachusetts Senate seat and hope that he would at least be a Republican, but it wasn’t to be.

RJL on October 3, 2011 at 6:20 PM

In MA, the voter choice is often between the crazy liberal and the stark raving mad liberal.

Because of the upside-down power structure in MA (towns have the most money and power, and the state has the least: counties are an afterthought with not much power or money), a lot of the residents don’t really pay attention to offices other than town offices.

This environment makes a Senate run very tedious. Hopefully, Scott Brown will have the energy and the shoe leather for it.

landlines on October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

So, is the Republican Party and the Establishment expecting the Tea Party and others like them to support Scott Brown again? After he crapped on them and actually made smart a** comments about the Tea Party?
Is he going to want a group of people who helped get him elected, then had him take shots at them and say they didn’t have much to do with his election?

Personally, I say let the bum lose. Let the Tea Party stand to the side. What good is it to support wimpy, liberal leaning politicians just because they happen to run as Republicans? Is this supposed to be one of those hold your nose and help him anyway?
If that is the case, then what is the point of having a Tea Party and a Conservative philosophy if you abandon it at election time? You tell me…. is it bend over and smile time again? Just like the bastards in the Establishment are depending on the Tea Party to do?

PhilipJames on October 3, 2011 at 10:36 PM