AS THE conjecture starts over candidates to replace John Kerry if he leaves the Senate for an administration post, here’s some food for thought.
Scott Brown, you’re a good man, but you beat Martha Coakley in the 2010 special election for two reasons — she was a marginal candidate, and the giant (John Walsh, the Massachusetts Democratic Party chair) was asleep. You were just soundly beaten by an only slightly less marginal candidate, but the giant had awakened. It is a guarantee that if there is a special election to fill Kerry’s seat, the giant will be working overtime. Neither you, nor any other Republican, is going to win that fight.