Some time ago Steve Maloney from Pennsylvania mentioned the campaign of Scott Brown who is attempting to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy. As I am attempting to concentrate on local issues to some degree I haven’t bothered to report on it but the guy has really impressed me with some of his performances.
Today I found an item on “Delaware Libertarian” strongly supporting him. What is really unusual about this is the fact that DL tends to be orientated more toward pure libertarian thought and for them to support a Republican is almost unheard of. For this to happen, Scott Brown has to be strongly aligned towards limited government, the sort of guy the Tea party movement would support.
“Gurgling” Dave Gergen, empty-suited establishment media gatekeeper, career presidential brown-noser, recent Obamaphile, and otherwise all around elitist jackass, gets put in his place with his hoity-toity attempt at a gotcha question, trying politically to exploit the memory of Senator Ted Kennedy against a Republican.
Shoved very skillfully and understatedly back up Gergen's ass (which to his mind, weighs a ton) is Gergen's typical DC inside-the-beltway elitist premise: that public seats of power belong to the personalities and the politicians who hold them (friends of Gergy, of course) rather than the people.
Gergens assertion that the seat is somehow the hereditary property of the Kennedy’s, is so incredibly banal and ridiculous as to defy belief, but that’s the modern media for you. While the seat was bought and paid for by Joe Kennedy’s moonshine profits, the people still have a say in who gets elected to it.
At this time Brown has closed to within two points of Democrat Coakley, well within the margin of error for the poll. The DNC campaign is now moving into negative scare tactics, and the Democrats are thinking of sending big names from the party to support her. It is difficult to imagine who they will send as from Obama down the political reps from the DNC are about as popular as a dose of clap. It would be nice to see Reid and Pelosi go there, as this would almost assure Brown of the seat.
The Obama factor has wilted with his popularity as voters have started feeling buyers remorse over their choice. It is therefore unlikely he can be used in the campaign except by Brown.
Meanwhile Radley Balco has published an article which indicates that Coakley is a right nasty piece of work in her attempts to deny defendants the right to question the providers of scientific evidence in their trials, many of whom have been proven to be in the tank for the prosecution who have paid them.