Sunday, January 24, 2010

Don't Believe the Hype -- About Scott Brown, Yet.

Things that annoy me include analysts/pundits who are too eager to either predict the future, or make broad sweeping generalizations from very specific, and sometimes not so important events. Yes, the loss of the "Ted Kennedy" seat in the Senate is important, but let's not get carried away with the Monday morning quarterbacking. Not that I am expecting Brown to set a new record for going down in some scandal, or even to sink in the background like most new junior senators (that is more likely based on the odds than the first.)

But as one of the panelists on the McLaughin Group, Elanor Cliff pointed out, the GOP is desperate for a star Even she gave him a 7 on a ten point star appeal scale. I would have given him a 5 if only because we still know nothing about him but for his movie actor looks. All he has done is win the senate seat. Let's see what he does after being sworn in. Hmmm?

(PS. I sorta would not be surprised if a scandal pops up, John Edwards style I would guess, before Larry Craig style. But again, who knows squat about him, really?)


Post a Comment

<< Home

Add to Technorati Favorites