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Will Brown Switch Parties?

by: Patrick

Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:01:46 AM EST

There are a few scenarios floating around about how Brown can make it back into the Senate.  The big one is that Kerry is appointed as Secretary of State which then allows Brown to run for Senate again in a special election.  However, the latest news seems to indicate that someone else is in top consideration for a that post.

Another scenario is that Kerry (68), whose term is up in 2014, decides to retire.  That gets a mention in the Blogging Heads video posted below.  An interesting part of the video is a discussion about whether Brown would continue to run as a Republican as it would still make reelection a dicey proposition, or if would switch parties to make a win a sure thing.  Would Scott Brown actually become a moderate Democrat to win reelection?  Would he retain your vote?

Patrick :: Will Brown Switch Parties?
If Brown becomes a Democrat, will you still vote for him?


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Depends of course on his support for marriage (1.67 / 3)
If he reaffirms his support for marriage and supports prohibiting transgender/same-sex reproduction, then sure, it doesn't matter what party the candidate is. Both parties should oppose that because it would be too expensive and is unethical, but someone needs to step up and lead.

Just because this guy Nexon moved his lips... (4.00 / 1)
...and formed full sentences, doesn't mean he makes sense.  Scott Brown run as a Democrat?  Well there is a scenario that would unite Ds and Rs in MA who recognize a doom idea when they see one.  I checked this guy's bio...impressive:

"Professor Nexon's work covers issues in international-relations theory, American foreign policy, power politics, the politics of religious contention, and the relationship between popular culture and world politics."

But no where in that bio does it make mention of him knowing sh*t about electoral politics and specifically MA politics.  

"Someone else" (0.00 / 0)
Is the "someone else" the same Susan Rice who went on five Sunday talk shows to talk about the spontaneous video protest even after the president's "acts of terror" speech in the Rose Garden?  That would be the clearest sign yet that the president thinks the American public is made up of chumps.

Chumps or not.... (0.00 / 0)
She may well be Sec of State.

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Won't those confirmation hearings be just fun. (0.00 / 0)

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doubt it (0.00 / 0)
it will open up something the Obama administration doesn't want to discuss.

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Isn't it a kind of diplomacy (0.00 / 0)
Is there a law that the administration has to tell the truth? Does the official story always have to be exactly what happened, or do they sometimes decide that going on the talk shows to present an alternate story is necessary for foreign policy?

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Senator Brown needs a break (4.00 / 1)
Patrick -

For these last few years, Scott Brown has almost certainly reached the highest office he will ever achieve. (The Presidency and SC look pretty unlikely.)

He has been a media star, edited and released his book, has been a busy senator, and was a non-stop campaigner for more than a year. I think the guy is probably pretty tired. The voters, by a quarter of a million votes, said thanks-but-no-thanks to keep him on. I don't see what point there is to figure out where to put Brown in the future political world. Why would he be scheming to get back into the senate? And why the hell would he change parties? To get creamed in an ugly who-can-be-the-most-liberal primary fight? (The Democrats have regained their cockiness. They would now not even contemplate settling for a conservative Democrat to represent them in the senate.)

I think all this talk is his fans who don't want to let go of him. That's perfectly fine. But I think he will rest and take time to figure out what to do next. He will get offers from many kinds of organizations. My guess is that he will do something similar to what Mary Z did with Pioneer: find some reform organization to work for.

Kerry & Holder - Open Seat ? (0.00 / 0)
So if Kerry becomes Secretary of State - and we get another special election - save your Brown signs - because it will Brown vs. ....

Patrick becomes AG - and now we have Tim Murray as Governor - depressing.

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Brown Won't Run as a Democrat (0.00 / 0)

Brown will never run for office as a Democrat.  The Dems have too deep of a bench in this state to need him.  Moreover, nobody likes a turncoat.  Brown will have to run as a Republican if he gets into another partisan race.

My bet is that he joins a big Boston law firm like Ropes and Gray.  He may run for AG if Martha leaves the post.    

AG interesting (0.00 / 0)
that would be circular.  

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Brown is not going to switch parties (0.00 / 0)
What he should do is run for Governor...

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Scott Brown will not become a Democrat..... (0.00 / 0)
His wife would leave him.....

Ed Markey is now the official 'cheapest' man on earth.  1.5 percent to charity while the average American gave 3 times as much...

Oh geez ... Let's see what Patrick in his liberal bong smoke haze came up with this time (0.00 / 0)
Ah - Scott Brown turning into a Dem and running for US Senate.  Great job Patrick!

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WOW - even Festus is making fun of Patrick (1.00 / 1)

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