2014-03-05 13:36:47 - New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says former
Massachuseets Senator Scott Brown is a “Walking Dead” political zombie. Andy says Brown’s comments to politico.com reflect Brown is living in a parallel universe where Brown is not seriously considering the responsibilities of running for office.
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S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is a “Walking Dead” political zombie in the Granite State
Andy says Brown’s remarks to politico.com show Brown making a fool of himself and reflecting extreme arrogance towards New Hampshire Republicans
Andy says Brown is increasingly a “zombie candidate” that cannot seriously challenge Jeanne Shaheen for reelection
(Manchester, NH) (March 5, 2014)
Massachuseets political zombie Scott Brown has been haunting the New Hampshire U. S. Senate primary like a disconnected episode of “The Walking Dead Is Scott Brown a “dead man walking That is my opinion. After reading the following remarks I invite you to decide for yourself.
1. Brown’s bizarre comments to Politico.com (links below)
Brown gave a bizarre interview to Politico.com on March 3rd. When asked if he was running for the senate from New Hampshire, Brown said he “would ‘probably’ make a decision before the June filing deadline What does that mean? The remark was so quirky that Politico writer put “probably’ in quotes. How do you “probably” decide by a filing deadline? If you do not decide by them, the decision is made for you by state law. The filing period closes.
Brown’s strange characterization of his decision timetable means one of two things. First, he has decided not to run and he will end his campaign charade before the filing deadline. Second, he has decided to run and does not feel pressed to organize and prepare for a serious campaign against a serious opponent.
Serious candidates for office plan ahead. They plan long in advance. They do not wait until the filing deadline to announce their intentions.
Last Memorial Day weekend I announced that I would challenge Jeanne Shaheen. At the time Shaheen seemed impregnable for reelection and no one else was bothering to put together a campaign against her.
I developed a plan of attack and have been executing the game plan since them. The only thing that has changed since last Memorial Day is that many Republicans now think Shaheen is a goner the same way they said Obama was a goner in 2011. Republicans often live in a dream world; a neighbor told me in 2011 that a “ham sandwich” could defeat Obama in 2012. The ham sandwich lost.
I have put a lot of serious thought into developing an approach to defeating Shaheen, and weighing my credentials for the job.
Brown is flippant about running against Shaheen. Scottie seems to live in a parallel universe, where what Scott wants, Scott gets. No questions asked. Tell that to Senator Elizabeth Warren. Brown could not win as an incumbent running against a neophyte candidate in 2012. Now he claims he can run as a challenger and sweep away a savvy incumbent.
Brown’s “attitude” and behavior are very strange for someone who says he is giving thought to running.
2. What was Brown doing on Capitol Hill on a day the place was closed?
Politico asked Brown was doing on Capitol Hill on a day a major snowstorm has closed the capital. Brown responded “Lots of different things When someone says they are doing “lots of things” and won’t identify any of them, something is amiss.
3. Sometimes the opposition tells the truth about us
I am running ads attacking Jeanne Shaheen. My ads are truthful.
In 2012, Brown was financed by big business interests. In 2013 ads supporting Brown were sponsored by the billionaire corporate welfare cheat Joe Ricketts, from Chicago. Does New Hampshire really want a Chicago-controlled U. S. Senator? Is it an attack to tell the truth about Brown?
In a few days I will start running attack ads against Brown. Is he going to say my ads are goading him to battle me in the primary? Brown seems to think that only the pro-Brown, Ricketts-paid ads that support him are truthful. In reality, Brown brings a lot of Massachusetts baggage with him to New Hampshire (more on that later in the week).
4. Brown has never faced a real primary election
Brown’s casual attitude about becoming a candidate for a serious office indicate he thinks the nomination is his for the asking. In addition to the three home-grown “zombies (Rubens, Testerman and Smith) I am in the race. No one who has ever faced me in court or in politics came away thinking I was a pushover.
I have a reputation as an experienced political infighter. Just ask Barack Obama. I made his life miserable in 2007 and 2008 when I exposed all of Obama's fraudulent claims. My research ignited a firestorm of hostile reporting about Obama. While no one can be exact, at the time I saw estimates that my writing could have cost Obama over 5 million votes.
When John McCain’s campaign imploded in 2008, I stepped up and fought Obama tooth and nail. In return, Obama’s thugs attacked me. Take a look at the links below.
I accused Obama of planning a “radical overthrow of the government Who would argue about that conclusion today? Is Obama a radical? (In 2011, Jennifer Horn went on the radio and attacked me for exposing Obama. She has never apologized for her infamous attack on me.) So when I say I have a plan, and am making preparations to attack Shaheen, I have a proven track record at both the statewide and national level of doing just that. What about “Zombie” Brown or the other local zombies? Not so much. Who do you want leading the attack on Shaheen. Me? Or one of the four zombies?
5. Will Brown take the New Hampshire Republican Party leadership down with him?
Brown may not run. Or he may run and lose. I seriously doubt he can defeat Shaheen. Brown has more baggage than Shaheen, and she has proven to be a more skillful politician. So if Brown loses, what happens to the New Hampshire Republican Party “leadership” that has relentlessly and shamelessly promoted Brown? Will Brown take down these local “leaders” with him? It would appear so.
In conclusion, you can agree with me, or disagree with me. We can have honest differences. But my ideas and views are out there for you to criticize or endorse. I am thinking seriously about the race, was the first to announce as a candidate and I have a rational game plan to attack and defeat Shaheen. Unlike Brown I don’t think Shaheen is just going to wilt and collapse. I actually have anti-Obama, anti-Shaheen credentials to run against Shaheen. Brown doesn’t. He is just a Massachusetts political zombie who wandered into New Hampshire and decided he should be brought back to life as a U.S. Senator from this state. The Walking Dead.
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