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Scott Brown exploring presidential bid for some reason

posted at 5:47 pm on August 18, 2013 by

Um, okay:

Former senator Scott Brown told supporters at the Iowa State Fair Sunday that he is “exploring a possible run” for president in 2016.  Brown told CBS affiliate KCCI he is gauging interest in his “brand of politics.” The fair is a popular spot for politicians prior to throwing their hat into the presidential race.

Scott Brown ’16 would be the more charming, less conservative, less accomplished version of Jon Huntsman ’13.  Good luck with that.  I suspect many Righties were rooting hard for the guy against his utter disaster of an opponent in Massachusetts last year, but let’s face it: Brown’s “brand of politics” is best-suited for blue and blueish-purple constituencies.  Does the former Senator actually believe he’s got a shot at the GOP nomination, or is he simply expanding his network and cultivating a fundraising base in advance of a more realistic run — say, for instance, here or even here?

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Yeah…thats what is needed now. A hipper nice guy. We could really tear the commies apart with that vibe.

Mimzey on August 18, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Still, at this point I think he would stand a better chance of winning over conservatives than Christie.

Gingotts on August 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Love ya Scott…as the alternative to Coakly and Lie-a-watha, but not as my standard bearer…though I did notice you didn’t mention which party you were seeking there. Maybe go in a head to head with Christie to try and steal it from Hill.

Rogue on August 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

“Good luck with that.”

It’s not about running for president. It’s about the free money.

Dusty on August 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

…though I did notice you didn’t mention which party you were seeking there. Maybe go in a head to head with Christie to try and steal it from Hill.

Rogue on August 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Rockefeller Republicans should begin to switch parties, infiltrate the Democratic party power structure, and turn it back into something reasonable and respectable instead of a home for criminally insane Communists.

JimLennon on August 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

According to those who attended the town hall Brown attended with Jeff Kuhner, Browne is angry at the tea partiers that refused to support him. He is convinced allllll those people are wrong for not supporting him, regardless of his RINO voting record.

The man is a moron and has no chance at winning anything.

dogsoldier on August 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Scott — you couldn’t even beat a fake American Indian with no message other than (“fight for the little guy”) — you tried running as a liberal. How did all that work out for you, and how in God’s name does that prepare you to make a run at the White House?

dpduq on August 18, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I would have thought pro-amnesty Guy Benson would be promoting Scott Brown for president.

bluegill on August 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM

The more moderates run, the less likely it is that one of them will become the nominee. So yes, please: Run, Scott, Run!

Valkyriepundit on August 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM

The Democrats do need someone to run against Hillary. Go for it Scott.

njrob on August 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I love Scott Brown but the Governor’s race is a better bet.

Illinidiva on August 18, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I missed it…did it say somewhere that he would run as a Republican?

Pshaw.

Jaibones on August 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Been there, done that with Mitt “seriously conservative” “governed wildly liberally” Romney.

Murphy9 on August 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Couldn’t beat a douche like Elizabeth Warren and he’s running against Hillary? Seriously?

Comical.

NoPain on August 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM

You know who wouldn’t be happy with Scott Brown campaigning in New Hampshire and other early primary states in the Northeast? Chris Chritie wouldn’t be happy with Scott Brown campaigning in New Hampshire and other early primary states in the Northeast.

Christie’s plan is that he follows the McCain/Romney playbook, and lets the candidate to his right knock each other off in the early GOP primaries, while he goes to town on the moderate Republican voters. Can’t do that if there’s a almost-Favorite Son candidate from Massachusetts campaigning for the same group of voters in New Hampshire. This actually could end up being kinda fun…

jon1979 on August 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Best audition for a cabinet position, regular gig on FOX, higher speaking fees. It’s why a lot of people run.

And Brown is nothing like Huntsman, who was an elitist douche, with a child from India and another from China. I don’t agree with Brown’s politics, but he is, at least, a charming man.

Ted Torgerson on August 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Does the former Senator actually believe he’s got a shot at the GOP nomination, or is he simply expanding his network and cultivating a fundraising base in advance of a more realistic run — say, for instance, here or even here?

I would say neither. I think Brown is done with elected politics. Everyone pretty much knew Huntsman was running for Romney’s Secretary of State. Many of these vanity runs are simply setups to gain a reputation big enough for a cabinet position.

Rocks on August 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Brown is a lock for Massachusetts Governor if he chooses to run. He would have been a lock to return for the Senate had he faced Markey a few months ago. He’d win any election in this state other than one when a Democratic Presidential candidate drives turnout. That was the only reason Warren beat him.

Who knows if he’ll run for Governor though. He seems erratic in his campaign decisions, having just passed up a sure thing.

eski502 on August 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

If Brown does run for President Christie is toast. The big guy has to win NH, and won’t if a local favorite in Brown is around to mop up the moderate votes. With Christie and Brown splitting the “Live free or die” libertarian crowd in NH could hand Rand Paul a victory with 20% of the vote or so.

eski502 on August 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

eski502 on August 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Really? That’s amazing, Warren is such a zero.

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

And Brown is nothing like Huntsman, who was an elitist douche, with a child from India and another from China. I don’t agree with Brown’s politics, but he is, at least, a charming man.
Ted Torgerson on August 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Hey, Ted. What’s wrong with having children from China or India?

Answer: Nothing

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Scott Brown won with massive Tea Party support. He then proceeded to slam the Tea Party people at every turn for 2 years, at which time he ran with only RINO support and lost.

I wonder WHY he thinks anyone associated with any Tea Party would be receptive to Browns own false claims of Tea Party racism?

Freddy on August 19, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Barry won with a lifetime of ‘community service.’ As far as I’m concerned anyone with a resume beyond ‘highschool diploma’ has a shot.

Johndakota on August 19, 2013 at 5:54 AM

I dont care if its a social conservative like Santorum or a liberal like Brown, can we just stop running losers please? Is it so hard to limit contenders to candidates who actually were not rejected by their own constituency? Cant Republicans even get these basic, fairly unpolitical rules right? What a clown show.

Valkyriepundit on August 19, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Is it so hard to limit contenders to candidates who actually were not rejected by their own constituency?

Certainly you can’t be suggesting the other join the everyday work-force?! [gasp!]

Marcus on August 19, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Scott Brown exploring presidential bid for some reason
(OK Hotair…I’ll bite)

On second thought…maybe I won’t..

BigSven on August 19, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Great article

api on August 19, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Brown/Rubio

The double-slap in the face you deserve for voting GOP.

Panther on August 19, 2013 at 8:16 AM

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Of course there is nothing wrong with having a child from China or India. But it’s not a qualification to run for president. I was just mocking his ridiculous CALM ad.

Ted Torgerson on August 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Really? That’s amazing, Warren is such a zero.

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Yes, amongst normal people that’s true.

Amongst moonbats however her appeal reaches all the way to Mare Imbrium.

roy_batty on August 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

If Brown does run for President Christie is toast. The big guy has to win NH, and won’t if a local favorite in Brown is around to mop up the moderate votes. With Christie and Brown splitting the “Live free or die” libertarian crowd in NH could hand Rand Paul a victory with 20% of the vote or so.

eski502 on August 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

That assumes Paul is even truly interested in running in 2016. I’ll admit, if Brown running knocked Christie out of the competition, I’d be happy, but I suspect we’ll see one (or more) of the other governors out there being the stronger contenders anyway. Christie has poisoned any chance he had with conservative voters (such as myself), and I don’t see him winning enough of the other state primaries to matter.

Othniel on August 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM

When I see him on Fox News I mute the TV

LurkerDood on August 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM