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Scott Brown in 2012

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  1. Gainzo

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    As a Massachusetts resident I don't have an issue with his performance since he was elected. He is in a tough spot as the Republicans, and especially Tea Party members, call him a RINO and what not.

    The rank and file Democrats detest him as they think he is ultra conservative.

    As a Republican from Massachusetts he has to be liberal on some issues and as a Republican Senator he needs to be conservative on other issues. He is in a no win situation.

    If the Dems don't put up a viable candidate I think he will win again in 2012.

    What are your thoughts on his chances in 2012?
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    His greatest challenge might be from the extreeeeeme righties.. more than from the democrats.
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    There are no extreme righties in Massauchusttes unless you included the editors from the Boston Herald and their poster boy; Howie Carr.

    The RNC are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to backing a politician from Massachusetts.
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    #87 Jersey

    Does he still have the truck?

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    Bet there are more than you think there, the popularity of D & C in the AM is proof positive.. they are in the closet right now, but they will come out.
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    He's like Joe Lieberman, he can't be trusted.
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    From the Boston Globe.

    New poll shows Brown faring well against possible challengers


    More here: New poll shows Brown faring well against possible challengers - The Boston Globe
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    I think he's the front runner, and likely to win at this point, but not unbeatable by any means. It's a long time till November 2012, and some prominent names could run against him. In the end, I think he's been pretty close to what he advertised he'd be. He's not a party slog, he's not right wing, and he's not uber conservative. Oh, and he's also a typical politician (see his jet engine vote) too. Like every pol, I don't agree with him on all his positions or policies. Ultimately though, I agree with him more than I disagree, and I dislike all the potential alternatives. He's far from perfect, but no one ever is. I'll likely be giving him a second vote.
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    That makes two of us. There isn't a viable Democrat in the State. Capuano? That guys is a clown. There are rumours about Mayors from around the state running but I'm not buying that.

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