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  •  Warren would have likley lost (9+ / 0-)

    to Brown in a special election. There will be no Obama coat-tails. And the cities are notorious for ignoring special elections. I will be shocked if Brown doesn't win.

    Impeach Norquist!

    by kitebro on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:42:34 AM PST

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    •  MA is a deep blue state but if Warren had been a (3+ / 0-)
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      man should have won that seat with the same margin as Pres. Obama won the state. Warren had a huge handicap, like it or not, before her, MA voters had problems with electing women in statewide offices. Thats how Romney became Governor.

      "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

      by LaurenMonica on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:49:25 AM PST

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      •  not as deep blue (2+ / 0-)
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        as many think - since 1990 we've had only one D Gov

        •  Wyoming elected and re-elected a Dem governor (0+ / 0-)

          Oklahoma did the same (during the same period of time). Vermont elected and re-elected a Republican governor, as did New York. Should Republicans freak out about losing a senate seat in Oklahoma or Wyoming? Should Democrats do the same in New York and Vermont?

          Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 26 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

          by NMLib on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:33:57 PM PST

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      •  Keep believing it (1+ / 0-)
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        Brown's outperformance of Romney this year had nothing to do with his own popularity.

        2002 was ten years ago. To put it plainly, about 15% of the electorate here, the oldest and most old-school people, have died since then and been replaced, as voters, by people 18-28 who are far less likely to be sexist about these things. Since 2002 Martha Coakley has won statewide races. Just not the one that counted the most, because she didn't campaign for it.

        Anyway, half the people who switched to Romney in 2002 were suburban women who didn't like O'Brien's smirks during the debate.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:09:37 AM PST

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      •  Any male alternative to Warren (1+ / 0-)
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        would have had a much tougher time defeating Scott Brown. It can't be said that if Elizabeth Warren were a man she would have trounced Scott Brown. ANY DEMOCRAT in MA would have had an uphill climb challenging Brown who had high approval ratings and enjoyed (enjoys) lots of popularity outside Boston and the immediate suburbs. Massachusetts has not elected a woman statewide because never has the right woman run the right campaign, think Coakley 09' and O'Brien 02'.

        •  Not to mention (1+ / 0-)
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          Warren's gender helped her run up a big win among women.

          Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:36:17 PM PST

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    •  lousy attitude (0+ / 0-)

      Brown would win against a defeatist attitude like this.

      It's easy to speculate on "would've" 's.  They can be anything you want.

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