Scott Brown Backers Already Eye White House Run


brownHe’s only been a U.S. senator for a week but the drumbeat already has begun for Scott Brown to run for president in 2012, Fox News reported today. After the Massachusetts Republican captured the seat previously held by Ted Kennedy in an upset election last month, ending the Democrats supermajority in the Senate, Brown’s supporters have launched a Facebook page devoted to discussing a potential presidential bid.

They’ve also scooped up several “Scott Brown for President” domain names, including, and — a Web site that offers “Scott Brown for President” bumper stickers.

A new Gallup poll ranks Brown fourth among 11 potential GOP presidential contenders who voters would like to see as the nominee.

“He is the fresh face, and he’s new,” Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway told Fox News. “The whole idea that you don’t have enough experience, I think that went out the window with the age of the Obama presidency.”

As crazy as it sounds, a Brown presidential bid in 2012 wouldn’t look much different from Obama’s in 2008. By then, Brown, a state senator for six years, would have been a U.S. senator for two years, with a possible memoir under his belt. A Brown spokeswoman said he will write a book about his life leading up to the special election, but it’s not clear when the book would be published.

When Obama launched his improbable presidential campaign in 2007, he had been a U.S. senator for only two years following his seven-year career as a state senator in Illinois, and he had penned two books.

“Anybody who attacks Scott Brown as having a thin legislative record as a state senator in Massachusetts is going to sound foolish given the fact that’s exactly what Obama had before he became president,” Conway said.

{NY Post/Noam Newscenter}


  1. The problem is, that he is a social Liberal and that won’t fly with the Republican Party. There is no way he will ever get the nomination.