NH-Sen: I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if dozens of Scott Brown staffers cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something bqhatevwr has happened.
The former Republican senator from Massachusetts appears to be testing out how dumb he can be while still winning the Sept. 9 GOP primary. During a radio interview, a caller who was identified as being from out-of-state asked why voters should pick Brown over the other GOP primary contenders. Brown’s response was not exactly… smart:
Host: “‘Ask Scott why people should vote for him instead of the other GOP candidates.’ That’s from Vermont actually.”
Brown: “Well sure. The first – Where’s that from? Vermont?”
Host: “Yeah. 8-6-0. Yeah.”
Brown: “Well they can come over and do same-day registration and say they want to come down and vote. So if they feel compelled to do so, come on down.”
Brown’s staff claims this was a joke, and they’re probably telling the truth. Though given that Brown basically just decided to just come down from Massachusetts and run for office in another state, you can’t be sure. Then again, maybe Brown just sees this as a good way to secure some votes in preparation for a U.S. Senate run in one of the other four New England states.
Brown quickly managed to pry his foot out of his mouth, but only so he could put it back there a few days later. On Wednesday, Brown said at a town hall, “Here’s the thing, people say, what are you going to do to create jobs? I am not going to create one job, it is not my job to create jobs. It’s yours.” Brown continued on by blaming Obamacare for job losses. Not a nice thing to say. Of course, if Brown succeeds in unseating Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he will be responsible for the net loss of one New Hampshire job already. (Jeff Singer)