Campaign (2012) Outsider Wrap-Up: Scott Brown Hates The People’s Pledge; GOP Hates Mitt Romney

The hardworking staff has two thoughts for you splendid readers in the wake of the 2012 election.

Scott Brown Will Forever Regret the People’s Pledge

The Brown campaign thought it was so clever orchestrating the agreement with Elizabeth Warren to effectively bar independent expenditure groups from kibitzing in their U.S. Senate race.

Brown thought he’d easily outraise Warren while keeping the big Democratic bucks on the sidelines.

Wrong on both counts.

Warren turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser, while the Democratic Super PACs raised lunch money compared to their GOP counterparts.

So instead of relying on former House of Bush consigliere and current Crossroads gunsel Karl Rove to tomahawk Warren with a barrage of negative ads, Brown had to do the dirty work himself, both in his ads and in debate performances that were too hot by half.

And once Brown’s nice-guy image was gone, so was he.

 

The GOP Will Forever Regret Mitt Romney

It’s not like they weren’t warned.

Ann Coulter, Rick Santorum, and legions of other Republican stalwarts warned the party that Mitt Romney was exactly the wrong guy to represent the GOP: A creature of Wall Street with a Romneycare albatross around his neck.

And they were right, not to mention he was a world-class crappy campaigner.

Given the current fiscal condition of much of America, Barack Obama should have been blowtorched by any reasonably competent opponent.

Romney couldn’t even rise to that level.

All you need to know: Mitt Romney reportedly wrote only a victory speech.

This might be the biggest case of collective self-delusion since the O.J. Simpson trial.

 

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6 Responses to Campaign (2012) Outsider Wrap-Up: Scott Brown Hates The People’s Pledge; GOP Hates Mitt Romney

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    “This might be the biggest case of collective self-delusion since the O.J. Simpson trial.”
    Records are made to be broken.
    Mother Jones magazine was a big winner last night. They influenced this election much more than some better-known media organizations.

  2. Laurence Glavin says:

    Comedy Central is now Prognostication Central: tonight’s new “South Park” is called “Obama Wins”. It’s had that title for a few days.

  3. Laurence Glavin says:

    I notice that my comment above was posted at 1:23 pm. It’s now 12:25 pm EST. Time to change your computer’s clock.

  4. Curmudgeon says:

    I have to commend Brown, and Warren, for entering into the agreement.
    I commend them more for sticking to it.

  5. Michael Pahre says:

    Who writes (wrote) Romney’s speeches? Mostly not him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Romney had told somebody else to write the concession speech so that he could say he himself only wrote a victory speech. It sure did make for a good soundbite on election day. Good messaging!

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