Scott Brown For President? Yeah, Let’s Try A Squish Republican From Massachusetts For A Change!

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It worked out so well last time…

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told the Herald he is exploring a possible 2016 presidential bid today as he hit a well-worn stomping ground for Oval Office hopefuls – the Iowa State Fair.

“I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,” said Brown, who has been meeting with top republicans nationally and last week hosted a Fenway event for Republican National Committee members. Brown indicated he isn’t close to deciding whether he will run. “It’s 2013 I think it’s premature, but I am curious. There’s a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here – that’s pretty good.”

So Scott Brown is either running for Governor of Massachusetts, Senator from New Hampshire…or President Of The United States. Hey, Scott–while you’re shopping around, I hear Egypt’s looking for a new leader. Anyone up for Ayatollah Brown?

I have no idea what Sen. Brown is up to, but I don’t see how all this venue shopping helps him as a candidate for any office. It just feeds the notion that he’s desperate to run for something, and doesn’t really care that much what office it is.  He just wants to sit in a big chair again.

Unbridled ambition is rarely an attractive quality, no matter how good you look in a barn jacket.

As far as being a legitimate POTUS contender, Scott Brown is Donald Trump with better hair. And a lot less money.

So already the speculation is “Yeah, but what about Veep?” Uh…OK–if you want a Vice Presidential nominee who can’t carry his own state and lost to a mediocre candidate like Liz Warren.

Attn: America–this is a message from Massachusetts Republicans. We’ve seen Scott Brown debate. It isn’t pretty.

I can understand while Massachusetts Republicans would rally around Scott Brown. We’re desperate.  But the national GOP isn’t. Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, even Gov. Walker of Wisconsin or Gov, Susana Martinez of New Mexico–these are all stronger candidates than the guy who can only win special elections in his home state.

 

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Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

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