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Scott Brown in Walpole

August 18, 2012

A very large showing of local residents and town officials, along with residents and officials from a variety of other nearby towns, came out to support Scott Brown this rainy morning at the opening of the new Mass. Victory office on Route 1 in Walpole. The office will be the site of phone-banking and the general headquarters of efforts to help get out the vote for Senator Brown and other Republican candidates on the ballot this year.

Senator Brown is locked in a tight re-election fight against Elizabeth Warren this year. The choice between Brown and Warren is frankly pretty stark if you ask me. I would prefer someone who can be a little independent (even though I disagree with Senator Brown on a whole host of issues) over someone who has boasted about being more liberal than President Barack Obama and has quite a few policy positions and has made quite a few statements that are disturbing.

This is Massachusetts, so my hopes are not high for Senator Brown, but let’s hope he can pull out in the end as he did in the upset victory against Martha Coakley in 2010.

Senator Brown and his wife Gail Huff arrived at the event in their famous pickup truck to thank supporters.

Below is a picture of Senator Brown and Gail Huff arriving along with a member of their campaign. Senator Brown and his wife drove themselves (no campaign drivers.) I took other pictures, but none of them came out particularly well. However, The Walpole Times will likely have photos.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    August 19, 2012 4:01 PM

    I applaud the occasional times he appears to have shown an independent streak. Unfortunately the party he follows the vast majority of the time hs chosen to stick to rigid far right wing policies, and has only worked towards their stated goal of first trying to make our President a one term President, over and above doing what is best for our country in these difficult times.

    And he needs to give it a rest with the truck, the only reason he bought it was to tow his daughters horse. We all need to remember he is a real estate lawyer, not a landscaper or someone who uses the truck to earn a living. If, like republicans say he should be, he is so proud of the wealth he has built and the party he supports and votes with why does he not mention either of those in his ads, as opposed to painting himself as a liberal, stay at home, truck driving average Joe, which he is certainly not?

    • August 19, 2012 4:52 PM

      Which “rigid far right wing policies” are you talking about? Obviously every party in power is going to work toward making a president of the opposing party a one-term president. Doing “over and above what is best for our country” is only in the eyes of the beholder – what you believe may be best clearly is not what others may think is best.

      • John permalink
        August 20, 2012 7:41 AM

        – refusing to raise any revenue streams to help balance the federal bugdet (the one exception, they were OK with raising the payroll tax back up to previous levels as it mostly affected working and middle class). I beleive budget cuts are a good idea at the federal level but the deficit is too large to be able to be closed with spending cuts alone.
        – Attaching one amendment after another restricting reproductive rights to almost every bill in the house, instead of trying to address the countries’ problems

        Yes a party will work to get their own elected, but the current crop of republicans in congress (by their own adminssion!) are putting that goal over the governing of the country by automatically rejecting any proposal that is presented by the left. One example – the individual mandate to buy health insurance was a conservative idea, proposed and supported by Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. When attached to a health care bill by the democrats, all of a sudden it is restricting people’s freedom and is a bad idea? They appear to be doing things that even they disagree with in the name of obstruction.

        The white house and the Democrats in congress have tried to compromise with them, but have gotten rejected at every turn.

  2. August 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    We hear a lot about the need for compromise, but in the end many of those members of the Republican Party who I believe you are referring to were elected by a majority of people in their districts and are attempting to stand on principle, whether you like it or not. Should they consider revenue hikes? Perhaps. But what about the people in the Democratic party who remain unwilling to compromise on spending cuts or Social Security reform? There is plenty of room for compromise in both parties, but it is unfair to tie Scott Brown to the non-compromisers that you seem to dislike.

    The Republican Party is also home to a few people who are willing to compromise. Scott Brown is one of those people. I haven’t seen any evidence Elizabeth Warren is a compromiser.

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