Scott Brown’s victory last night in Massachusetts seems to have some people talking about the idea that Brown would be a good candidate to run against Obama in 2012. I don’t think so.
First let’s put Scott Brown in perspective. Scott Brown was elected to play the role of America’s Emergency Brake to big government. He won that role because he proved himself to be fiscally conservative enough for the job and he showed himself to be a servant to the people rather than a master. Is this really enough to put things right in 2012?
Let’s be real, in one year Obama and the Democrats have caused a lot of damage. In three more years, who knows what kind of mess we will be looking at? We are going to need someone with real executive experience to weed through that mess. Another senator simply will not cut it. Secondly, let us not forget, Scott Brown is a blue state conservative and as such he may not be willing to roll back all of the progressive nonsense in play. He may just be willing to compromise on them instead.
Make no mistake, I am grateful as hell to have Scott Brown in the Senate, but my gratitude does not extend taking risks on 2012. For 2012, I want someone who will not only roll back the liberal policies enacted by The Won, I want someone who will take the steps to make sure we never find ourselves in this situation again. That means making the necessary changes so that implementing progressive ideas in the future is near impossible.