Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown for President in 2012? Let’s not get carried away.

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. 


Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Maybe some are TOO happy. That's alright.
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief when the disastrous healthcare bill is trashed.
Just my thoughts.

Timeshare Jake said...

If there's one thing I have learned about Obama, Senators with few days in the Senate do not make good presidents.

Jim McKee said...

I want Allen West for president.

There, I said it.


Just a conservative girl said...

He seems like a humble guy, let's hope he stays that way.

I also think don't think that many people realize that he is a moderate on many issues. They jumped on the bandwagon without realizing his entire record. Once that word starts to spread, the calls for him to run will be tampered down.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm glad somebody finally said it.

Left Coast Rebel said...

I agree, Cliff. In the context of just why he was elected he was the perfect candidate. To carry the torch of conservatism for the nation? Not so much.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I think that people are simply expressing their relief and their gratitude at this point. No way is he a viable presidential candidate in 2012 (or in 2016, for that matter). He's great and all, but come on, another U. S. Senator with no governing experience AND (as Bill says) a few days in the Senate? Nope.

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