Brown's only chance against Warren: "Atmospherics"

To the Editor:

Scott Brown has a real problem in his upcoming match-up with Elizabeth Warren: Warren is as serious and substantive as a candidate can be while the main thing that Brown has going for him is that he drives a truck. Brown doesn’t stand a chance opposing Warren on the issues so his campaign will be dominated by “atmospherics”. You know, things like: "Warren is an elitist while I’m a regular guy" and "I’m from Massachusetts and one of you while Warren is a carpetbagger". Brainless stuff.

Let me be the first to mention something that will feature prominently in Brown’s campaign and the first to mention why voters should guffaw when he uses it.  Starting next summer, you’ll hear Brown repeat over and over that…

“The Warren campaign is accepting MASSIVE amounts of out of state money!”

As if Brown won’t have done the same thing to an unprecedented degree. Heck, he's already done this by accepting money from the likes of the Koch brothers.

But the real reason that voters should howl in laughter is that, this past week, Brown became the first to benefit from direct, out-of-state spending when Carl Rove’s SuperPAC paid big bucks for an anti-Warren attack ad!

Both campaigns will take piles of out-of-state money. But, when Brown starts acting like Warren is the main transgressor in this area, I recommend that voters laugh and say: “Sorry Scotty boy, that dog won’t hunt! YOU were the first to accept out-of-state money”.

David Kent
Sandwich, MA

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