Scott Brown: "I drive a truck, and I am nobody’s senator but yours."

Free at last! Free at last! Than you Mass. We are free at last!

Posted by Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at January 20, 2010 4:28 AM

Praise for the swimmer and McPain - NOT the right way to start off, Scott. I hope you're not going to want the press to say nice things about you. Listen up, OK? The only deal the RATs are going to make is you is a BAD deal. Don't get suckered.

Posted by RKV at January 20, 2010 4:35 AM

I concur with RKV. However, he seems to be a class act so I give him a pass on this for now. Bottom line is he got it done.

I hear that a lot of folks are talking about wanting to caravan down to DC with him in their pickup trucks.

Posted by JD at January 20, 2010 4:47 AM

Right now this fellow is riding the crest of a popular uprising. If he is smart and plays his cards right he can become the leader that the "Tea Party" movement and the "9/12" people need in order to coalesce into a unified and coherent whole. He hit the right notes in his campaign. He is handsome, reasonably erudite, personable and - if his website is to be believed - rather conservative for a northeastern Republican. He already has the national exposure that politicians dream about. And it is quite likely he will be at the center of the political battles that are sure to rage in coming months.

My understanding is that it was largely Mitt Romney's campaign team that Mr. Brown made use of in this race. And I note that he went out of his way to thank Romney in his acceptance speech. This leaves me wondering if there might be a partnership in the making between the two. I don't know how this would play out if, in fact, such a partnership exists but right at the momeent there is a huge opportunity being presented to Mr. Brown and to the GOP if they are astute enough to seize it.

Posted by Cory at January 20, 2010 6:34 AM

What Cory said

Posted by Frank P at January 20, 2010 7:06 AM

Let Freedom ring.

Still pinching myself.

Now what to do with all this psychic space that has been bathed in dread for the last year.

In a dark basement we discovered a door we hadn't dared to hope was there, and now, we squint into the unfamiliar brightness.

Posted by Cathy at January 20, 2010 7:47 AM

Being a conservative Canadian, I didn't have a horse in this race but I am well and truly happy for you guys.

Posted by Rick A at January 20, 2010 7:58 AM

I'm going to take him at his words, and not project any kind of personal or partisan futures upon him. Let him serve as an independent-minded Senator for the people of Massachusetts based on his own principles, and don't be expecting him to take up your or my favorite causes. A non-Kennedy, non-hack, non-machine Senator from Massachusetts is gift enough to the nation. Don't get greedy and expect him to fulfill your own hopes and desires.

Posted by Seppo at January 20, 2010 8:00 AM