Quote of the day – Scott Brown edition

Posted by: ST on January 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

From last night’s debate in MA:

Brown also bristled at suggestions that the seat he was seeking was a Kennedy seat, despite being held for decades by a family member or confidant.

“With all due respect, it’s not the Kennedys’ seat,’’ Brown said. “It’s not the Democrats’ seat. It’s the people’s seat.’’

Word. :)

neo-neocon has the video (via Instapundit).

Yesterday, Brown’s campaign raised an amazing $1.3 million online to use in the last full week before next Tuesday’s special election. That is awesome, because you know Democrats will pull out all the stops to make sure this seat stays in Democrat hands, even though reportedly the President himself has no plans to campaign for Brown’s opponent Martha Coakley.

As to recent polling numbers for this race, they are all over the charts, but most still show Coakley with a firm lead. Pollster Scott Rasmussen analyzes some of the numbers here.

As to the questions why “Palin conservatives” would support Scott Brown, who some have suggested is more of a “centrist” than a conservative, I think Robert Stacy McCain does a pretty good job of explaining why here. Chief reason?

Wresting Ted Kennedy’s former seat from the Democrats would be a major coup for Republicans, contributing to the clear evidence of an anti-Obama backlash represented by the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial victories in November.

Yep, and assuming the Democrats don’t follow through with their threats to not seat Brown before the all-important healthcare “reform” vote in the event that Brown pulls off the huge upset, he’s vowed to vote against ObamaCare, and as I’ve said before, that works for me.

One week to go …

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7 Responses to “Quote of the day – Scott Brown edition”


  1. Mary says:

    We want to change it from a THRONE to a seat!

  2. Carlos says:

    Since there is no good alternative, Brown will have to do.

    Granted, it’s a little like voting for John-Boy over Duh-1, but at least he’ll vote against the most pressing (and oppressive) legislation brought forth by the current regime, but from what I could tell no one in the debate could be said to be conservative.

    And Brown is probably about as conservative as MA would ever get, anyway.

  3. Eeyore (Chris) in nc says:

    And the SEIU and ACORN already have a couple hundred thousand votes to be found in the back seats of cars/vans (Minnesota), it closets in the local black church (Florida), in the back of local Indian Casinos (N. Dakota) and a bunch of DNC professional judges lined up ready to allow those and deny legit votes to the Repub (Michigan). Here’s hoping it turns out like Florida and not like Minnesota, N. Dakota or Michigan…

  4. Great White Rat says:

    Agreed. He’s better than the alternative, and right now the important thing is that 41st vote.

    Although I suspect ACORN and SEIU are already loading all the necessary ballots into the trunks of cars, just waiting to be discovered in case they’re needed on election night.

  5. Carlos says:

    Loading them in just now? Criminy, the election’s just a week away. They probably have at least half the ballots counted by now!

  6. Helen says:

    You know, political parties are full of muppets who have no understanding of anything. That business with “Kennedy’s seat” reminded me (and I shall blog it ASAP) of the number of times I have heard Conservatives here say that “UKIP is stealing their votes”. (Sorry, for those who don’t know and that does not include you, Anthony, UKIP is the UK Independence Party that campaigns for withdrawal from the European Union.) My answer is always the same: they are not your votes; they are our votes. You have to prove to us that you deserve them. :-w