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Scott Brown: Nice Guy

Posted on | January 15, 2010 | 23 Comments

From my latest American Spectator column:

Brown’s nice-guy likeability may be his strongest advantage in the race to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy in a state where registered Democrats outnumber GOP voters three-to-one. His affable, easygoing manner offers a stark contrast to his opponent, state attorney general Martha Coakley, whose chief argument for her own election seems to be that Brown is a Republican.
Pouring $3 million into a wall-to-wall advertising blitz branding Brown a “lockstep” Republican, Coakley’s commercial inspired a parody response on Michael Graham’s popular Boston talk-radio program: “Scott Brown: So Republican, he’s even registered as a Republican.” . . .

Please read the whole thing. I’m in a hurry this morning —¬†Rudy Giuliani’s coming to Boston.

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23 Responses to “Scott Brown: Nice Guy”

  1. uberVU - social comments
    January 15th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  2. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    Martha Coakley does not care about justice.

    What is it with rouge prosecutors not caring about the truth?

  3. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    Martha Coakley does not care about justice.

    What is it with rouge prosecutors not caring about the truth?

  4. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Here in Massachusetts, as well as in Washington, a growing sense of gloom is setting in among Democrats about the fortunes of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley. “I have heard that in the last two days the bottom has fallen out of her poll numbers,” says one well-connected Democratic strategist. In her own polling, Coakley is said to be around five points behind Republican Scott Brown. “If she’s not six or eight ahead going into the election, all the intensity is on the other side in terms of turnout,” the Democrat says. “So right now, she is destined to lose.”

    Justice? Pray it is so.

  5. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Here in Massachusetts, as well as in Washington, a growing sense of gloom is setting in among Democrats about the fortunes of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley. “I have heard that in the last two days the bottom has fallen out of her poll numbers,” says one well-connected Democratic strategist. In her own polling, Coakley is said to be around five points behind Republican Scott Brown. “If she’s not six or eight ahead going into the election, all the intensity is on the other side in terms of turnout,” the Democrat says. “So right now, she is destined to lose.”

    Justice? Pray it is so.

  6. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Martha Coakley failed to disclose assets? Only did so yesterday? Honest mistake my ass.

  7. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    Martha Coakley failed to disclose assets? Only did so yesterday? Honest mistake my ass.

  8. proof
    January 15th, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    Joe: I think you meant “rogue”. But given her distaff status, “rouge” could work too! Heh.

  9. proof
    January 15th, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    Joe: I think you meant “rogue”. But given her distaff status, “rouge” could work too! Heh.

  10. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    I do not want to malign prosecutors who happen to wear rouge (doesn’t Patterico like a little color before a big trial?). Martha Coakley is definitely rogue!

  11. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    I do not want to malign prosecutors who happen to wear rouge (doesn’t Patterico like a little color before a big trial?). Martha Coakley is definitely rogue!

  12. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 5:25 pm
  13. Joe
    January 15th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm
  14. Phineas
    January 15th, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Good article at AS, and I thought the quote from the store clerk (“shoe leather journalism” in action) was telling: I wonder how many people are voting for Brown because he’s “not Martha Coakley?”

  15. Phineas
    January 15th, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Good article at AS, and I thought the quote from the store clerk (“shoe leather journalism” in action) was telling: I wonder how many people are voting for Brown because he’s “not Martha Coakley?”

  16. Miss Sharon
    January 15th, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    Appreciate the clarification on the Globe Story stating Brown was “unfamiliar” with the Tea Party. I was perplexed by that. But you reported-

    Donning a pair of reading glasses, Brown recited a transcript of an earlier exchange the Globe had clearly misrepresented. What he had been “unfamiliar” with was a reporter’s assertion that the Tea Party movement was trying to “take over the country.”

    Thank you. Well done.

  17. Miss Sharon
    January 15th, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    Appreciate the clarification on the Globe Story stating Brown was “unfamiliar” with the Tea Party. I was perplexed by that. But you reported-

    Donning a pair of reading glasses, Brown recited a transcript of an earlier exchange the Globe had clearly misrepresented. What he had been “unfamiliar” with was a reporter’s assertion that the Tea Party movement was trying to “take over the country.”

    Thank you. Well done.

  18. Rose
    January 15th, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    I love it! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

    Brown is up in the polls.

  19. Rose
    January 15th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    I love it! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

    Brown is up in the polls.

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  21. Dave B
    January 17th, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    As a Massachusetts resident that for all intents and purposes haven’t had more than two or three votes actually count for anything in my entire life I am excited at the prospect that I can cast a vote that will be important on the Federal and State level. There’s something special going on here in the Bay State. He’s going to win this election, I feel it, I see it in the eyes of others, I hear it in the voices of my neighbors and friends. Liberal rags like the Boston Globe and the local television stations aren’t reporting what’s actually going on here so my suggestion would be to line the bird cage with the Globe and tune in to Fox or internet feeds if you want to get a true picture.

  22. Dave B
    January 17th, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    As a Massachusetts resident that for all intents and purposes haven’t had more than two or three votes actually count for anything in my entire life I am excited at the prospect that I can cast a vote that will be important on the Federal and State level. There’s something special going on here in the Bay State. He’s going to win this election, I feel it, I see it in the eyes of others, I hear it in the voices of my neighbors and friends. Liberal rags like the Boston Globe and the local television stations aren’t reporting what’s actually going on here so my suggestion would be to line the bird cage with the Globe and tune in to Fox or internet feeds if you want to get a true picture.

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