Trump lands the Scott Brown endorsement

posted at 4:41 pm on February 2, 2016 by Allahpundit

Man. Lotta 2010-vintage tea-party heroes are climbing aboard the Trump train these days, huh? First Palin, now this. Presumably Trump’s holding the Joe the Plumber endorsement in reserve for just the right moment.

This is a decent get for Trump.

Brown’s move could give Trump a significant boost, one day after the mogul lost the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Brown was defeated in his senatorial bid here, he has been popular GOP figure in New England ever since his stunning, come-from-behind victory in Massachusetts’s special election to fill the Senate seat in 2010.

Brown is also a favorite of many establishment Republicans due to his centrist positions, including support for abortion rights and for a ban on assault weapons. His profile and personality, however, are blue collar and populist. He drove a pickup truck during his Senate bids and is a habitué of Cheap Trick concerts.

On the endorsement front, Brown is the first U.S. senator, current or former, to formally back Trump.

WaPo says Brown’s decision to back Trump has been “closely guarded” for days. Yeah? In that case, what was Brown doing two weeks ago at a Trump rally in New Hampshire introducing him as the next president of the United States? That’s not a compliment you’d lay on someone if you’re considering endorsing anyone else.

Erick Erickson snarks:

Touche, but congressional endorsements are hard for Trump to come by, especially now that he’s lost Iowa and isn’t the apparent juggernaut he looked to be 24 hours ago. Brown is likable, well known in the northeast, and media-friendly; he’s a good surrogate to have, especially to help Trump take some of the harder edges off his image. If I’m right that Trump’s main concern in New Hampshire right now is making sure no “Stop Trump” coalesces behind Rubio or Cruz, Brown is a valuable ally insofar as he embodies the centrist “reasonable Republican” stereotype. How much of a dangerous loose cannon could Trump really be if a nice, sober guy like Scott Brown digs him?

Trump said something a few weeks ago about how Brown is straight out of central casting as a potential VP. Yeah, I guess — except for geography. A Manhattanite and a New Englander would not make for a ticket that accurately represents the GOP base. That’s why I half-joked last week that Huckabee is better veep material for Trump. He’s from the Republican south, he has years of executive experience, and he can boast not only the same blue-collar cred as Brown but the social-conservative cred that Trump needs (especially after Iowa). Trump makes sense for Brown to endorse, though, because (especially as of two weeks ago) he looks like Brown’s fastest ticket back to relevance. He’s still the odds-on favorite to win New Hampshire, and he’s essentially a centrist independent masquerading as a Republican, just as Brown was. His support isn’t worth much to the establishment candidates in NH, all of whom have bigger names in their corner than Brown, but it’s worth something to Trump since it lends him some congressional legitimacy by association. If you’re looking for a path back into politics and you’re unwilling to accept a “demotion” from the Senate to a House seat (which is rough sledding in New England for any Republican, even with Brown’s fame), a longshot bet on Trump isn’t crazy.

One other interesting thing about Scott Brown: He’s a Romney guy, or at least he was. Romney helped him win the special election in Massachusetts in 2010. Brown repaid the kindness by endorsing Romney for the 2012 nomination. Romney hit the trail again for Brown in 2014, when he ran for Senate in New Hampshire. Now here’s Brown endorsing the one guy in the race (with the possible exception of Ted Cruz) whom Romney would least like to see succeed him as GOP nominee. Huh. I wonder if there’s been a falling out, or if Brown’s simply concluded that there’s no path back to office via traditional establishment means and so he needs to gamble with Trump. Either way, the spectacle of a Romney guy endorsing in New Hampshire raises the question again of when the man himself will speak up about the race. There’s little doubt now that Rubio will be the center-right champion against Trump and Cruz; if Romney doesn’t throw him his support this week, it’s probably only because he doesn’t want to kneecap Christie and Bush before New Hampshire voters render a verdict. Romney’s endorsement is worth something in New Hampshire, though, and Trump is still way ahead. If he wants to help Rubio make a dent in the polls there, now’s the time.

Here’s Brown not denying that he’ll make news at Trump’s rally in New Hampshire tonight.


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Centerfold endorses reality TV star. Who’s next, Omarosa?

LashRambo on February 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM


THE
Scott Foster?

libfreesMom on February 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Hey Erick, remember when that one actor geek switched parties? What was his name again, Buster Keaton, whatever, he was a loser too.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

“One RINO endorses another one” — sparing the bitter winners’ effort

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM

OT or not

How are your crosses doing?

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Some say Brown (a MA Republican) was moderate on some issues, but not Obamacare.

And not on immigration.

Brown nearly beat Shaheen in NH thanks to him championing the immigration issue.

Again, immigration is the key issue this election cycle. And Cruz falls short.

anotherJoe on February 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Politics 101:

When you make what you hope is a big endorsement, it’s best not to have the guy with the purple wig standing behind you.

PackerBronco on February 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Hillary to counter with O’Malley endorsement. Male Bimbos on the lose.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Man. Lotta 2010-vintage tea-party heroes are climbing aboard the Trump train these days, huh? First Palin, now this. Presumably Trump’s holding the Joe the Plumber endorsement in reserve for just the right moment.

Scott, Gowdy and Haley, Ayotte, Rubio, even Cruz, in part, having abandoned that train.

America, you are being schlonged.

Irony alert

“This election will NOT be decided by the lobbyists and the DC insiders”. Who said it?

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Scott Brown is rolling the dice because he knows Rubio and Cruz have almost no shot, despite Trump’s flaws.

V-rod on February 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Never heard of Scott Brown before this post.

So I can’t agree that this I a big deal.

s1im on February 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Must not have been able to get Tom Brady on the trail in NH.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 4:52 PM

Fluent bilingual traitor

Never heard of Scott Brown before this post.

So I can’t agree that this I a big deal.

s1im on February 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM

You ever heard of the internet?

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Want to know why we have idiots in power, we have idiots for voters. In this thread we have a poster who has never heard of Scott Brown and in the other thread posters who never heard of Tim Scott. Lets have people picking our leaders who know nothing about politics /

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Biggest endorsement yet for any candidate. Is Brown still unemployed like Palin?

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Bishop,

You fvcking idiot, even a dummy like I are knows it was Donald Regan, a A-lister who starred in Debt Valley Days, and later became Secretariat of Treasure Island.

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

OT

Alert to the commenters, this coming to America.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM

“He was bought, just like Palin” — the bitter cross-dwellers and traitorous Rubio kids, along with the HA trolls

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:57 PM

TED CRUZ SOLD HIS SOUL FOR 4% OF IOWA VOTES AND 1 LOUSY EXTRA DELEGATE….NOW HE ADMITS IT …..NOT FIT FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nbcnews.com/politic

dio55 on February 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Trump supporters are coming unhinged lol. Proving they never were conservatives but one issue lunatics.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

I m m I g r a t I o n

mjbrooks3 on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Whew! Folks at Herald radio this morning were sure Brown would endorse my boy Marco. That would have been The Kiss of Death!

mooseygoosey on February 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

“He was bought, just like Palin” — the bitter cross-dwellers and traitorous Rubio kids, along with the HA trolls

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:57 PM

I would say people that support a Hillary Clinton donor for POTUS are the real HA trolls.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Tim Brown will always be a fine Patriot.

(For you, Del)

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM

If Trump’s one issue is immigration…

…what would Rubio’s one issue be?

mjbrooks3 on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

“He was bought, just like Palin” — the bitter cross-dwellers and traitorous Rubio kids, along with the HA trolls

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2016 at 4:57 PM

What is a cross-dweller?

I agree with what you said, I’m just wondering.

libfreesMom on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

dio55 on February 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

First rule of weak sauce:

Post a link that doesn’t work.

You got that part down.

cozmo on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Palin and Brown can get a tv show together after Trump loses, since you know neither have actual jobs.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

If they really were as you say, you wouldn’t have to spend so much time tryin’ to prove your point.

cozmo on February 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

TED CRUZ SOLD HIS SOUL FOR 4% OF IOWA VOTES AND 1 LOUSY EXTRA DELEGATE….NOW HE ADMITS IT …..NOT FIT FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nbcnews.com/politic…

dio55 on February 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Trump supporters attacking others for selling their soul LOL.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:04 PM

I m m I g r a t I o n

mjbrooks3 on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Exactly!

anotherJoe on February 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Brown held a rally for each of the candidates and treated them equally, except he had to get a bigger venue for Trump. He did not endorse until they have all had their turn.

Browns last Senate campaign focused on the harm in N.E. from illegal immigration.

Fleuries on February 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Erick Erickson ✔ @EWErickson
The guy who moves state to state trying to get into the Senate endorses the guy who moves party to party trying to get in the White House.
2:16 PM – 2 Feb 2016

In the new order, the serfs will be confined to the place of birth and toil for their master. None of this frolicking about from place to place. It will Not be tolerated.

katy the mean old lady on February 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

I guess he was alright on the immigration votes, although he tried to get more Irish immigration. I guess I can’t knock it on demographic change basis but it’s still importing laborers to take jobs from citizens, and it sounds like a political move because of all the Irish in Mass. Hillary was promoting something like that at one time, also.

Buddahpundit on February 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

The Guardian Shuts Down Reader Comments as the Left’s War on Dissent Continues

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/01/the-lefts-war-on-comments-sections-continues/

The Guardian Shuts Down Reader Comments as the Left’s War on Dissent Continues…
~
The UK is being taken over by the Muslims. What the Guardian just did is Exhibit 1.

anotherJoe on February 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Palin and Brown can get a tv show together after Trump loses, since you know neither have actual jobs.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Envy is an ugly thing.

Write a book, get it published, sell many copies and you too can stop hating on those who have more than you.

Or whine that The Man has kept you from being the world-class neurosurgeon and GQ model you were always meant to be.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

In the new order, the serfs will be confined to the place of birth and toil for their master. None of this frolicking about from place to place. It will Not be tolerated.

katy the mean old lady on February 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

+100000000000000

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM

He talking about Clinton and Reagan?

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

In the new order, the serfs will be confined to the place of birth and toil for their master. None of this frolicking about from place to place. It will Not be tolerated.

katy the mean old lady on February 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM

Special attention will be given to certain darkies who won’t be allowed into whites-only gatherings.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

AnotherJoe did you see the interview with the German TV exec who said government censors media no negative reporting on rapefugees?

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Trump is a hardliner – or principled (however you view it) – on immigration and trade agreements but very squishy on most other issues. I don’t believe a word he says on abortion or same sex marriage. Not one. And I favored legalizing SSM but that’s a long dead issue that nobody really cares about anymore.

That may be want people want but it’s awfully thin gruel.

He really is much like the European right parties. Strong welfare state supporters, nationalism, tough on immigration.

Maybe that’s American’s future.

SteveMG on February 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

The UK is being taken over by the Muslims. What the Guardian just did is Exhibit 1.

anotherJoe on February 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

absolutely correct. and the anti-Trump crowd wants to bring that here. oh, they will deny it, but the end result of their candidate’s open border policy will be the same as the fate of UK, cali-phate.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Brown is also a favorite of many establishment Republicans due to his centrist positions, including support for abortion rights and for a ban on assault weapons.

Keep those delicious rationalizations for GOPe’s love of DealBro coming, Chumps!

Here, I’ll pitch in: no pattern to see here, move right along…

thirtyandseven on February 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Did Erick son of Erick just play the Fatlander Card? It’s hard to tell through the tears.

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

This is a decent get for Trump.

Come on, Allahpundit. This could be more than just a “decent get”.

This gives Trump more juice in New England, where Dems traditionally have the upper hand and centrists are usually favored on the Republican side.

Decent get. Yup.

hillbillyjim on February 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

the anti-Trump crowd wants to bring that here.

The anti-Trump crowd wants to bring Muslims here to take over the country?

Gosh, I need to get out more because I’ve never met one.

And we have our anti-Trump meetings once a week.

SteveMG on February 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

*Flatlander

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM

The Guardian Shuts Down Reader Comments as the Left’s War on Dissent Continues

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/01/the-lefts-war-on-comments-sections-continues/

Meant to include this excerpt:

The Guardian has announced it will close comments underneath articles on race, immigration, and Islam…

anotherJoe on February 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM

Reading here looks like Trump is a has been, and he is only one delegate behind. As a first time politician he is learning lessons about politics and running for office. The main theme that was talked about yesterday is how Trump did not have a ground game GOTV in Iowa. He still came in second. He said some unsavory things about Iowans and he came in second. He refused to debate in Iowa a few days before the Caucus and he came in second. If he learns from this he can still end up coming out ahead. If he doesn’t, well he needs to get out and save his money because sure as hell Hillary will do everything possible to take it away from him.
Of course, I could be wrong

Guest1.1 on February 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

SteveMG on February 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

CANDIDATES. the only candidate who called for a moratorium on muslim importation is Trump.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM

GAME CHANGER!

Who’s Scott Brown again?

Neitherleftorright on February 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

CANDIDATES. the only candidate who called for a moratorium on muslim importation is Trump.

Right, he said a temporary moratorium.

So, he’s in favor of Muslims taking over the country once it’s lifted? Because he favors one for a period and not forever.

And if one is against that one wants Muslims to come here to take over the country?

They want it? Why do they want it?

SteveMG on February 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

This is a decent get for Trump.
Come on, Allahpundit. This could be more than just a “decent get”.

hillbillyjim. Feb 02, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Awesome “get”: a guy who couldn’t get elected in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

cam2 on February 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Right, he said a temporary moratorium.

And a moratorium is, of course, temporary.

My fingers ahead of my brain.

In any case, Trump doesn’t want a permanent ban.

SteveMG on February 2, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

I thought it was Trump(PBUH) who, just a couple months ago stated that we had to let the Syrian “refugees” in.
Am I remembering that incorrectly?

Mimzey on February 2, 2016 at 5:36 PM

This is a decent get for Trump.

Come on, Allahpundit. This could be more than just a “decent get”.

hillbillyjim. Feb 02, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Awesome “get”: a guy who couldn’t get elected in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

cam2 on February 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Yep. That guy. The one who was elected in strongly Democratic Massachusetts three times to their House of Representatives and four times to their Senate.

That guy who represented his Commonwealth in the US Senate after winning another election.

That guy.

hillbillyjim on February 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Can’t wait for Trump to secure the Eric Cantor and Thad Cochran endorsements …

ShainS on February 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Erick Erickson ✔ @EWErickson
The guy who moves state to state trying to get into the Senate endorses the guy who moves party to party trying to get in the White House.

Erick Erickson – cursed with a stupid name and almost as irrelevant as Glenn Beck.

Nutstuyu on February 2, 2016 at 5:41 PM

And if one is against that one wants Muslims to come here to take over the country?

try reading the original. it says END RESULT.

get it? doesn’t matter if the open border idiot candidate sees it more innocently and differently, the END RESULT is what matters.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM

GAME CHANGER!

Who’s Scott Brown again?

Neitherleftorright on February 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Milquetoast breeder of hot women.

Nutstuyu on February 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM

There’s one thing in common with all of Trump’s endorsements they are either people who need other peoples money for their life’s work (Falwell Jr, and Jeffers) or they are out of work (Omarosa, Sarah and now Scott Brown).

Tater Salad on February 2, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Palin and Brown can get a tv show together after Trump loses, since you know neither have actual jobs.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Maybe on Skinemax? “Brown in Palin”?

Nutstuyu on February 2, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Michelle Malkin [email protected] 5m5 minutes ago
@AceofSpadesHQ I’ve made no endorsement, but am where u are & have said so publicly. Prefer Cruz, but will take Trump over Rubio no qualms.

d1carter on February 2, 2016 at 5:47 PM

that is the equivalent of HotAir being only allowed to print positive articles about muslims and “refugees”, and those articles would NOT ALLOW any comments by any of us at the bottom of them.

now tell us how the UK has not been completely kowtowed by muslims.

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Trump lands the Scott Brown endorsement

Because getting a sitting GOP senator to stand up and actually represent their constituents instead of big business isn’t easy.

lynncgb on February 2, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Hey Erick, remember when that one actor geek switched parties? What was his name again, Buster Keaton, whatever, he was a loser too.

Charlie Crist? I never really liked his acting work….

If you switch parties once before you even hold political office, it’s a sign of evolution. If you switch parties multiple times, into old age, you just might be an opportunist.

calbear on February 2, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Nutsuyu has small nuts and low t

Men with high T love Palin

renalin on February 2, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Michelle Malkin [email protected] 5m5 minutes ago
@AceofSpadesHQ I’ve made no endorsement, but am where u are & have said so publicly. Prefer Cruz, but will take Trump over Rubio no qualms.

d1carter on February 2, 2016 at 5:47 PM

That seems to apply to many. I am in that camp as well.

hillbillyjim on February 2, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Feb 02, 2016 at 5:51 pm calbear
Thankfully that RINO Reagan changed at the young age of 51. That single payer pumping abortion loving FDR greatest prez ever union loving Hollyweirdo

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Top German Journalist Admits Live On Air National News Agenda Set By Government

“Today, one is not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees” said Dr. Herles, concluding: “This is government journalism and that leads to a situation in which people no longer trust us. This is a scandal.”

Senator Philip Bluster on February 2, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Presumably Trump’s holding the Joe the Plumber endorsement in reserve for just the right moment.

*supersnickers*

But seriously, an abortion-supporting, gun-banning centerfold model’s support should be enough. But enough about Donald’s wife- tell me about this Scott Brown guy. Wait .. what?

Never mind.

M240H on February 2, 2016 at 6:06 PM

hillbillyjim. Feb 02, 2016 at 5:40 pm

He’s run three statewide elections, two in Mass and one in NH. Won the first in Mass for US Senate in 2010 against Martha Coakley, possibly the worst candidate in human creation, lost his bid for reelection in 2012, then lost the race for US Senate in NH in 2014. Not a stellar record of electoral achievement.

cam2 on February 2, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Trump supporters are coming unhinged lol. Proving they never were conservatives but one issue lunatics.

SDRightWinger on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Please tell the board what the ‘Compassionate Conservative’ did for Conservatives from 2000-2008. Do your best to not mention Iraq, Afghanistan, Housing crisis, open borders, etc.

TheMadHessian on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Of course, I could be wrong

Guest1.1 on February 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

I could not agree with you more.

Immolate on February 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Erick Erickson – cursed with a stupid name and almost as irrelevant as Glenn Beck.

Nutstuyu on February 2, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Brave Sir Erick the Yellow. Erick and the other nazis over at RedState remind me of other bloggers who also do a lot of crying.

TheMadHessian on February 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM

The Scandalous DJT [email protected] 7m7 minutes ago
Cruz and Trump, together, have like 55% support, so if you’re still STUNNED that people could support them, the problem lies with you.

d1carter on February 2, 2016 at 6:22 PM

.@marklevinshow: Rubio spent more in IA than Cruz, Trump combined. Expected to come in 3rd, came in 3rd. How was he the "winner"?? #iacaucus— John Drogin (@JohnDrogin) February 2, 2016

TheMadHessian on February 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Meh
Hes so 2010

cmsinaz on February 2, 2016 at 6:27 PM

But who will get the coveted Mandarin speaking Randy Huntsman’s endorsement?

trs on February 2, 2016 at 6:34 PM

Feb 02, 2016 at 6:17 pm TheMadHessian
Rubio v1.0 gave us 9/11, John Roberts, Democratic majority then super majority, then Obama, No Child left behind, NSA snooping, Islam religion of Peace, TSA, Homeland Security, you know those wonderful pillars of conservativism

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Exactly why I want that word to die. Bury it forever, it was done in for a long time ago.

TheMadHessian on February 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Feb 02, 2016 at 6:53 pm TheMadHessian
Amen

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Scott who? whats he do?

paulsur on February 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

.@rushlimbaugh you are dead wrong. Rubio supports amnesty. If you support amnesty, you are the establishment. https://t.co/l1BJAbM8i4— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 3, 2016

TheMadHessian on February 2, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Man. Lotta 2010-vintage tea-party heroes…

Scott Brown rode the TEA Party surge to victory but he long ago proved without doubt all through his days in power that he was, at best, a liberal rino.

RJL on February 2, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Hey Erick, remember when that one actor geek switched parties? What was his name again, Buster Keaton, whatever, he was a loser too.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Reagan did get elected as a Governor first and proved himself a conservative there before the Presidency.

If Trump ran for governor of New York and proved his conservative claims I’d be more open to him for President.

Heck, I’ll even spot him a few positions due to New York being so liberal.

Sackett on February 2, 2016 at 8:37 PM

One delegate. Separates first place from sniper conditions place.

South Carolina is a winner take all state with 50 delegates.

SpongePuppy on February 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Trump is creating another beauty pageant with Palin and Brown! Seems like his lifelong compulsion, but it won’t be lost on the electorate. There is something deeply dissatisfying about voting for a decrepit old fool or a screeching liar. Pulling that lever gets very hard when they are that ugly and stupid. Reminds me of Donalds “that face!” comment – he really doesn’t like ugly appearances.

This should help Trump even if Brown is doctrinally impure.

virgo on February 3, 2016 at 12:31 AM

Read the headline and almost spit out my beer laughing. Is this real? Too good to check. Scott Brown endorsing anyone is like a tree falling in the forest. Erickson nailed it on the head.

Emett_the_great on February 3, 2016 at 1:26 AM

Scott Brown endorsing Trump after Iowa is like Johnny Manziel endorsing Charlie Sheen for designated driver.

Its so much irrelevant and silliness, im still trying to figure out if it was a joke.

Trump seems to be collecting relics from 2010. What a visionary.

alecj on February 3, 2016 at 5:13 AM