TELL US: What Should Scott Brown Do Next?

U.S. Senator Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?


U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat.

Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January.

She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley.

In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told his supporters that "defeat is only temporary."

As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Senator John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term.

What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.

SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 01:49 PM
This must be the other sour patch who were promised jobs.
Diana November 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
See that, it drives people to distraction, causing them to repeat themselves. For your own sake man, put the lotion down and try to think about something else.
david mokal November 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Holy Crap ! Enough already. It's over. Time to move on. Don't let politics wear you down. Enjoy the day. Enough of this crap for me.
JK P November 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
No just someone who isn't part of your sheeple mentality. I have a job, try it sometime you might like it. Though you will get upset that you work and others live off the taxes you pay.
A Taker November 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Diana, you reveal yourself more and more with each post. Thank you for continually making me feel better about myself.
Diana November 09, 2012 at 03:08 PM
A Taker, please stop making yourself feel good by imagining me revealing myself. It's icky.
Janellen27 November 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
SomervilleGirl & Diana: Could you please tell me who each of you works for? I would like to invite your Employers to get a closer, more realistic view of who is representing their business. Oh, you work for yourselves? But, of course; your only choice.
Janellen27 November 09, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Mike G.: The conversation eluded to Scott Brown's lack of ethics, etc.. Someone said The Kennedy's were such fine people, but Scott Brown was lacking in morals. I countered that with few examples where Kennedy's lacked personal ethics and morals, as opposed to Scott's "joke" on stage about his daughters being unattached. In general, I feel that the highest job position in the country should be represented by a man or woman with the highest personal character, morals, ethics, and above all--Integrity. The examples I cited, including Clinton, point out that these people have little going for them in those departments. Like I said, "a man who lies to his wife will lie to his country, no problem." I don't like my Presidents lying to me. I'm not alone. Now, if you would like I can go on to describe lack of Integrity exhibited by each in business dealings and such, but . . . no, not worth the time.
Janellen27 November 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM
MIKE G.: General Patrais(sp) was just forced to resigned due to an affair he had. That's the given reason, and many already think there's more to the story of a political nature--e.g., Bengazi, however, on the surface, his affair has brought a man in very high standing shame enough to resign. Amazing. (Of course, most of the Washington Insiders, members of Congress, etc., see hookers, have affairs, and all, but . . . 'for some reason', this lapse in judgment is enough to warrant a resignation. Hhmmm. . . Code of Conduct . . . .
SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Janeellen27, You are in violation of Patch policies.
A Taker November 09, 2012 at 08:26 PM
OK, you want to get filthy? Here's some filth for you. http://www.salemnews.com/business/x941521304/Mass-falls-in-ranking-of-business-friendly-states http://www.roanen.com/1/post/2012/04/how-much-is-welfare-fraud-costing-us.html http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/17/nearly-20-percent-of-new-obamacare-waivers-are-gourmet-restaurants-nightclubs-fancy-hotels-in-nancy-pelosi%E2%80%99s-district/ http://theobamafile.com/_family/AuntZeituni.htm http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/aug/28/picket-obamas-illegal-uncle-arrested-uncle-omar-hi/ http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/barack-obama-is-wrong-18-facts-which-prove-that-illegal-immigration-is-an-absolute-nightmare-for-the-u-s-economy http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-04/food-stamp-use-climbed-to-record-46-7-million-in-june-u-s-says.html
Janellen27 November 09, 2012 at 08:39 PM
SomervilleGirl: If you are so aware of the rules, why then, do you keep violating them?
Matt Schooley (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Just a reminder to all of our commenters. Please refrain from negative comments against each other and stick to the topic of the article. Thank you.
Rick Catino November 09, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Based on the recommendation of some of the posters here, I took the time and went to look up Browns achievements. I can't find anything beyond sponsorship of a bill on insider trading (kind of a no-brainer I think). So to those of you who believe he is a "great man", what am I missing?
SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Rick, Here is the history of Scott Brown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Brown Aside from being a state rep, but not creating any legislature worthy of recognition, in the National Guard since he was 19, but no active duty, and his pose in Cosmo, I don't see much else. When I discovered he has several or more mansions, totaling in the millions along with matched savings, he lost all hope in convincing me and hundreds of other educated voters that he was far from "working class". There was a letter on bluemassgroup.com during the senate election when the seat was vacant, from one of his former opponents. In the letter, she outlines numerous events which took place in his home town where his constituency came forward to complain about the manner in which they were treated--his daughters teacher who received verbally abusive phone calls, to the guy at the neighborhood grocery store who was dismissed, and gays he refused to acknowledge lived in his district. I volunteered for Capuano's campaign during this election and aside from being a dedicated constituent of Mike, because he's also someone who always works very hard for his constituency and is heavily involved in legislation, working well with both sides--I had made up my mind early on that Scott Brown was nothing more than a self-involved opportunist. If I can locate that letter from his former opponent, I will post it. Constituents don't lie--why would they?
Diana November 09, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Actually, I work for your husband. It's kind of a funny story...
Diana November 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Well, there was that one time as a state rep that he voted against state funding for 9/11 first responders but for state funding of a golf course. I suppose that was notable.
SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Would this be because he can't golf?
Rick Catino November 09, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Maybe that's why some folks think they're too long too list There aren't any.
SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 11:44 PM
First two comments about sum it up--as one person here noted: "I downloaded Scott Brown's entire voting record and the only time he did not vote with the Republican agenda was when he knew a bill favoring the middle class only had a few votes and therefore, no chance of passing with or without his vote...it was safe and politically expedient to vote on our side. He could pretend he was for us and not risk offending his party. In all other votes, he consistently voted with his wealthy senators for all bills that would preserve their low tax rate while preventing any tax relief for the middle class. Scott Brown is not for us. He's not bipartisan by any stretch of the imagination. If you want the real facts, go to Vote Smart.com and type in Scott Brown's name". http://grafton.dailyvoice.com/politics/scott-brown-visits-grafton-stumps-womens-issues
SomervilleGirl November 09, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Second comment from grafton.dailyvoice: "What dishonesty from Senator Brown. He was not a U.S. Senator when Lily Ledbetter was signed early in President Obama's term and became law. And most important, Lily Ledbetter is not about equal pay. It is about the timing of litigation about pay discrimination in the workplace. He voted against the fair pay act and when asked about it on talk radio I was shocked to hear him say that it would become a burden for businesses. He said women discriminated against could go to discrimination agencies and the courts. There was no expression of concern from Senator Brown about the burden that would place on women along with the certainty that they would be out of employment while they fought about being paid unfairly. Senator Brown may live in a house full of women, but he is not fighting for all women. Also, woman are more than half of all working families. The Republican Senator Brown would work for the 1% and be part of the Republican agenda. He is not for all of us. He'll side with corporations every time". He's for women's rights?
Jeremy November 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Any openings at Big Apple Circus?
Janellen27 November 10, 2012 at 01:03 AM
DIANA: "Actually, I work for your husband. It's kind of a funny story..." Would that be the husband I had 25 years ago, the one I don't have at the moment, or the one I'm going to have in the future? You're kind of a funny story, too.
SomervilleGirl November 10, 2012 at 01:17 AM
It's inappropriate to ask where someone works. There are wackos on some of these forums and people need to remain anonymous for good reasons. GET IT? I believe I have already answered that question already to someone else. I have a job and you don't need to know where that is--because it is none of your business and has nothing to do with posting, unless you are suggesting that you would be intruding upon our privacy and trying to create problems.
TMHSGrad November 10, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I think she meant "What street corner do you work on?"
SomervilleGirl November 10, 2012 at 02:00 AM
People can be sued for harassing on the internet. Are you aware of cyber-laws? Maybe you should review the policies if you were able to pass reading comprehension 101 in "HS". It appears the age factor is showing with all the day and night marathon postings. Does mom and day pay all your bills? Can't get a job? It's really sad this group of Brown supporters can't face the facts. It explains a great deal about the losing candidate and the people his aligned. Maybe try volunteering at a homeless shelter, you may learn something more than "it's all about me", an your white picket fence. The suburban flight is real and I understand why they leave. This is the kind of neighbor you would have to deal with --small towns, small minds. I've seen it all before and they too have claimed to have wife swapping and monogamy--how does that work?
TMHSGrad November 10, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Which are you, SlummervilleGirl - the pot, or the kettle? "Yeah, he probably goes both ways in other respects" "Are you a friend of the family? Sounds like it." "She's crying because her husband told her they have to move to Mexico because he refuses to pay taxes to Obama and the IRS is going after their off shore tax haven account." "Posing with two daughters in string bikinis, without wife....who could that be. Is that what good fathers do?" "This must be the other sour patch who were promised jobs." Look familiar?
SomervilleGirl November 10, 2012 at 02:18 AM
The thing to watch is that trust fund. You never know when those friends may need to collect their big debts owed.
Janellen27 November 10, 2012 at 03:06 AM
You're going to get all appropriate and righteous and proper tonight after breaking the rules yourself last night with your poster buddy, harassing me and others? For the record, I tried for a long time to delete my comment this afternoon and notified the Editor of such. The command will not go through, so just try to do deep breathing and stretches because there's nothing can be done about it on my end. I really don't care where you work. Meanwhile, I see you've been getting a taste of your own medicine. Carry on . . .
Janellen27 November 10, 2012 at 03:10 AM


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