GOP Abandons MA’s Scott Brown, But We’re Not

by Prof. William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

As reported by Jules Crittenden, the national GOP has all but abandoned Scott Brown in his bid for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in the January 19 special election.

Brown’s opponent, Martha Coakley, is a down-the-line liberal who is vulnerable because she will be a puppet for the Democratic leadership. If Massachusetts voters want more of the same, they can get it with Coakley. If they want change they really can believe in, Scott Brown is the answer.

But the national GOP couldn’t seem to care less. The amount of funding provided to Brown has been minimal. Coakley, on the other hand, is getting solid Democratic fundraising backing.

In addition to me, other bloggers, including SISU and Jumping in Pools, and Twitterers, such as NorsU, have been sounding the alarm that Brown needs some help. He is a solid fiscal conservative, and electing him may be all it takes to stop Obamacare since the final votes in the Senate likely will take place after January 19.

Brown is going to have to do it on his own, with the help of social media advocates. Whether Brown wins or loses, not to make the effort with such a good candidate in an open seat shows the shortsighted mindset in the national GOP.

A “moneybomb” in support of Brown is scheduled for January 11. You also can donate at Brown’s website, and can join the internet Brown Brigade, and follow Brown on Twitter.

Update: Ed Morrissey at HotAir is onto the issue – Where is the national GOP in the Massachusetts special election?

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