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Brown's first major gaffe of 2012 race

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  October 6, 2011 12:12 PM

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Scott Brown's reelection campaign isn't exactly starting out well. First his main strategist creates a fake Twitter account and gets caught red handed. Now, he makes fun of how his leading potential opponent looks.

The CrazyKhazei incident was bad but it was mostly inside baseball nonsense that nobody outside of political junkies and media really cared about. In 2012 it will be long forgotten. Making comments about the physical appearance of your leading potential opponent? Well, that's just stupid.

Really, really stupid. Like, not shaking hands in the cold outside Fenway Park stupid.

Brown should know that he isn't just some nobody state senator anymore. He's a statewide figure and a minor player on the national stage. People listen and read everything he says. Making fun of the looks of a female opponent on a relatively popular morning drive show is going to be noticed.

Brown's comments can only help Elizabeth Warren because it makes her look like a sympathetic figure. People won't care that her ideas are mostly terrible (and they are) they will focus on Brown bullying an older woman. This will help her rally people to her cause.

Very bad form by Brown.

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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