Former senator Scott Brown, appearing in a candid interview on Fox 25 Monday night, said he is “thinking about” a run for governor next year, even as he gets used to being at home in Wrentham, away from the limelight.
“I’m going to keep all options open,” he said in the interview with the station’s Maria Stephanos and broadcast from his living room. “I’m not going to be one of those ‘ooh I’m really not thinking about it.’ Of course I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking about a lot of different thing things. But right now the best thing I can do for myself and for my peace of mind and I think for the people of Massachusetts is just to hang tight and recharge and be active.”
In the weeks since Brown stunned the political establishment with his decision not to run in the special Senate election to replace John Kerry, he has granted few interviews, despite signing on as a contributor with the Fox News network.
The choice not to run again, he said Monday, was a political calculus.
“To win the special [election] . . . and then running a year later or 13 months later, it’s like, really?” he said.
Instead, Brown said, he is taking time to recharge at home — studying Spanish and learning to play the guitar.
He also addressed the Twitter incident last month in which the former senator sent several odd, late night tweets that garnered media attention, calling it a case of “pocket tweeting” and blaming his iPhone.
“Ayla was teaching me how to get on Facebook and Twitter,” he said, referring to his eldest daughter. “There are some areas that I didn’t really didn’t understand. It was after her concert, we were here right in the living room. I responded to a couple of people. Then I put it in my pocket. The next thing, I wake up and it trended worldwide.”
Any speculation that he was drinking, Brown said, was wholly inaccurate.
“First of all, I rarely drink. The last time I was ever drunk was at my bachelor party and that was what? — 28 years ago, 27 years ago. So I guess no one has ever pocket dialed or pocket tweeted before.”