Scott Brown Won Tonight’s Debate Hands Down
Full disclosure – I live in Massachusetts and I was one of Scott Brown’s earliest supporters.
That being said, I watched the whole debate tonight and here’s what I saw.
Elizabeth Warren just got her fake Native American ass handed to her by Senator Scott Brown.
Scott Brown offered substantive answers backed up by facts. Elizabeth Warren was nothing but liberal talking points from the Democratic Party. In fact, Elizabeth Warren’s position on everything seemed to break down into two categories:
1. Millionaires and Billionaires.
2. Big oil straw men.
Brown nailed her to her massive salary for teaching one class, the fact that she doesn’t voluntarily pay the higher taxes she demands, the fact that she defended the largest insurance company in the US while screwing asbestos poisoning victims, her declaration of being the inspiration for Occupy Wall Street, her fake Indian heritage, and on and on and on.
I’ve looked at the comments on other conservative blogs and while the commenters agree that Brown won the debate, some conservatives were surprised by Brown’s positions on climate change and life. Allow me to explain…
Brown is the only kind of Republican who can win in Massachusetts. That’s it.
There will never be a Rand Paul or Jim DeMint who will win in the Bay State. Ever.
This is one of the reasons why Warren is having such a hard time running against Brown. She wants to run against a hard right conservative but Brown’s just not that guy. It’s exactly why he won last time. Massachusetts voters, even many liberals, recognize that he’s not that guy and that’s why they’re OK with voting for him.
I thought one of the key moments in the debate came when the talk turned to military service. While Brown pointed to his own service to America, the best Warren could do was to say she’s related to people who served America. More telling though was the fact that Brown told Warren to thank the members of her family who served while Warren never thanked Brown for his service.
Finally, Scott Brown out middle-classed Warren. For all her talk about sticking up for the middle class, Warren came across as exactly what she is – a rich liberal Cantabrigian who teaches at Harvard who has never gotten her hands dirty in her entire life. Brown on the other hand, came across as exactly what he is, a regular guy from modest beginnings who’s been working his butt off for his entire life and who understands the minds of regular folks in Massachusetts.
I fully expect the MSM to call tonight’s debate a draw.
They’ll be wrong.
UPDATE II: Read Allahpundit’s take here.