by Datechguy | May 12th, 2011
…if he is clever enough to understand it.
The league has been running some real bush league ads against Brown trying to imply that he is in favor of poisoning children.
Brown has answered the absurd charges at this site saying in part:
Regulations and government overreach were the real issues at stake with this vote – not dirty air or sick children. It’s shocking that a supposedly non-partisan group like the League of Women Voters has decided to engage in this political demagoguery.
To a guy like Brown, the attacks by the League of Women voters must have been a shock, but I think they have done him a huge favor for three reasons.
#1. Not in our League
By attacking Brown the League which is known for sponsoring debates has given Brown not only an excuse to decline any debate sponsored by the League but to reject any debate with a member of the League on the panel.
Consider: Right now Scott Brown is the single most popular politician in Massachusetts and the major names running against him. Any potential opponent will need exposure to be competitive. By giving him an out from any debate the league is involved in he decreases the potential exposure for any Democratic opponent.
#2 The enemy of our enemy syndrome
The League of women voters has always been a liberal organization, by attacking Brown they increase his credibility with conservative groups at a time when he might be worried about a challenge from the right.
#3 Light Dawns on Marble Head
The league’s actions clearly demonstrate the futility of courting the media and “mainstream” groups. It is a lesson he may not understand but he needs to learn asap. Senator Brown you’re a nice guy but get this through your head:
No matter how many votes you give them, no matter many words you say or do. LIBERAL NGO’S AND THE MSM ARE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT YOU IN 2012.
Once you get this through your head, the rest is easy.
Of these lessons the 3rd is the most important for Senator Brown to learn, will he be wise enough to do so. That is the $64,000 question.