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  •  even more than you think (from MA here) (3+ / 0-)
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    liberte, Danali, scotths

    Living here in MA, Scott Brown has been able to successfully hoodwink people into thinking he is an independent, because he says independent a lot, he drives a truck, and, well, nobody decided to define him when they had the chance.

    The problem is, he's desperately trying to be two different things at once. I know people in MA who are considering this guy. Painting him as two faced and a flip flopper on health care would do tremendous damage.

    •  we just went through that in King County WA (0+ / 0-)

      While the country was busy paying attention to the VA Gov. and NJ Gov elections we had an election out here for County Executive. The county which includes Seattle has a 2:1 Democrat to Republican ratio. A popular former local newscaster with a degree in journalism (remind you of anyone!) won the top 2 non-partisan primary and tried to case herself as an independent despite having given money to local, and state Republicans as well as George Bush and Mike Huckabee.  By some odd coincidence she herself had been involved in the movement that just a year prior had removed the party labels.

      She actually led in the early polls, but the king county voters didn't buy it once they started paying attention and she wound up losing by close to 20 points in what was an all around good election night in Seattle and WA. Hopefully the voters in MA as well as other blue states and areas next fall behave more like those in western WA and less like VA or NJ.

      Living here in MA, Scott Brown has been able to successfully hoodwink people into thinking he is an independent, because he says independent a lot, he drives a truck, and, well, nobody decided to define him when they had the chance.

      The problem is, he's desperately trying to be two different things at once. I know people in MA who are considering this guy. Painting him as two faced and a flip flopper on health care would do tremendous damage.

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