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  •  I'm not in Massachusetts (7+ / 0-)

    so I my opinion may not matter for much.  But, the impression I got from following the race was that Warren won the seat, while your argument seems to be based on the idea that Brown lost it.  In other words, the result was a testament to Warren's ability as a candidate, rather than some failing on Brown's part.  For instance, Warren polled behind Brown for a good part of the race, which doesn't suggest that Massachusetts voters had a problem with Brown at the outset.

    So the question I have is whether there are other Warrens waiting in the wings, or will it be a repeat of Martha "you want me to go outside in the cold?" Coakley?

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    by sneakers563 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:24:36 AM PST

    •  Brown had 60% favorability in the exit poll (3+ / 0-)

      Actually better ratings than Warren, although I think you're right that Warren won the seat rather than Brown losing it.

      In part, the Warren campaign convinced voters that a vote for Brown was a vote for Republican leadership in the Senate. That argument is available to any Democratic candidate, although it would have less force in a special election now that the Senate no longer hangs in the balance.

      I agree with you: it takes a pretty good candidate to beat Scott Brown if he decides to run again.

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      by HudsonValleyMark on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:40:22 AM PST

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