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  •  I just love the idea of Berwick as Gov... (4+ / 0-)
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    because it could mean that the GOP Senate screwed Scott Brown over twice.  Blocking Berwick and Warren and then both go back to Mass and beat Brown.  

    (Of course Brown would have to choose running for Gov over Senate this time around).  

    President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:35:07 PM PST

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    •  True (4+ / 0-)

      Yeah, resisting Warren's appointment to CFPB sure worked out well for the GOP. Imagine what a homerun it would been for Brown to publicly support for her the post. He would get credit for being bipartisan and keep a strong challenger away from the race.

      Another mistake by Brown that might have hurt his re-election chances: opposing Elena Kagan for SCOTUS. As I heard someone say recently, SCOTUS is a clear issue for both sides, and the fact that Kagan was even from MA, probably made the vote worse for Brown.

      •  Brown would have lost to any top tier Democrat. (3+ / 0-)
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        Warren's campaign wasn't spectacular by any means, just her fundraising.  Don't get me wrong, I think she'll make a fantastic senator, but Brown was always a paper tiger and his approvals were always misleading.  The only way he would win is if we nominated a 3rd tier candidate like Setti Warren or Alan Khasei.  If we nominated Markey or Capuano I think he would have lost which is why I'm not terribly worried about him running again.  Massachusetts is too blue to elect Republicans in a presidential year barring a spectacular screw up on our part.

        NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

        by sawolf on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:34:47 PM PST

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        •  Dems House Reps are chicken though... (2+ / 0-)
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          And none wanted to risk their house seat for life taking on Brown.  If Warren didn't run, we would have had 3rd tier against Brown.  

          And you can't discount her fundraising - she was a progressive rockstar before she ever considered running and money flooded in nationally to her race.  I don't think any house rep would have been able to do that.  

          President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

          by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:08:07 PM PST

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        •  I agree with you on Warren's campaign (1+ / 0-)
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          but I wonder if any first tier candidates would have entered the race, especially with the possibility of Kerry leaving his Senate seat in 2013.

        •  I disagree on this (2+ / 0-)
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          The only way he would win is if we nominated a 3rd tier candidate like Setti Warren or Alan Khasei.
          The second half of Warren's campaign was quite good. Yes, there were other Democrats who could have won, but she deserves credit for being humble enough to take speech instruction and use testimonials, and she comes across as sincere and motivated more by caring about people than by pure ego.

          Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

          by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:32:33 PM PST

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