TELL US: What Should Scott Brown Do Next?

U.S. Senator Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?

U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, a Democrat.

Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January.

She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley.

In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told supporters that "defeat is only temporary."

As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Senator John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term.

What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.

Indiana November 22, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Richard W. Lunt November 23, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Wall Street has plenty of regulations in place, Wall Street doesn't need more. Sarbanes-Oxley is an example of an effective regulation that has helped to prevent another Enron and cook the books scandal.
Dennis Naughton November 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Regarding your CNS fake "news" fundraiser add--Get out of the echo chamber and into the real world.
Dennis Naughton November 23, 2012 at 05:20 AM
@Richard: So you equate the regulation of Wall Street with all other regulations of businesses of various sizes? That appears simplistic. Why do you think there ae such regulations at all? Just asking.
Daniel F. Devine November 23, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Has anyone noticed the "CAP & GOWN PHOTO" is gone?
Richard W. Lunt November 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
No Dennis, I just used Sarbanes-Oxley as an example of good business regulation. To be specific about Wall Street regulation, the Consumer Protection Act is an example of good regulation. My main point is that there are current Wall Street regulations that are effective and there are current business regulations on the books that are effective. Enforcing the regulations should be paramount, not burdening both business and Wall Street with more regulations, my point is that we should enforce the ones that we have.
Dennis Naughton November 24, 2012 at 09:50 AM
@Richard---First, Republicans in Congress have made it a priority to strangle regulation of Wall Street by defunding regulatory authorities--a good reason to oppose electing Republicans. Second, the argument that enforcing regulations in place should somehow preclude additional regulations is about as logical as saying that the police are too busy for us to pass any more criminal laws.
Richard W. Lunt November 24, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Dennis, Overregulation such as what the Democrats advocate for will ruin the economy. Too much government control over Wall Street is bad. In my opinion, the government should never have stepped in and bailed out the banks. There is an economic theory that suggest that government's role is to enact monetary policy and then get out of the way and let the market do the rest which is to correct itself. Telling Goldman-Sachs what type of return on investment to pursue, or that they can't become the biggest bank in the world is an example of penalizing companies because they grow and become successful. With overregulation, the government is punishing companies and Wall Street because of their success, what this philosiphy suggests is that overregulation will hurt growth, and the chances of job creation.
Janet Sroczynski November 24, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Spoken like a true democrat @ Dennis Naughton. Always blaming the Republicans. Defunding of the left liberal leaning ideas works, then so be it. Learn to live within your own means, and pay for your liberal socialist ideas, with your own money. You haven't paid back the nearly $6 Trillion in new Obama debt in the past 4 years. And since elected for a 2nd term in office, the projected figures of additional Obama debt are expected to top over $20 Trillion in national debt figures. That is exactly why the smart Republicans are defunding your ridiculous ideas and idealogy.
Dennis Naughton November 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
@Richard---I expect we will not be likely to agree on the role of government as a regulator. Your views appear to have their basis in the theoretical realm. My own derive from a more historical perspective. The excesses that led to the Great Depression and more recently, the Great Recession, have their genesis in the excessive application of laissez-faire. The mythical unseen hand of the market that is supposed to bring balance does not exist, and such quasi-religious beliefs have no place.
Darren Major November 25, 2012 at 08:53 PM
This is highly inappropriate
Jerry Chase January 31, 2013 at 06:41 PM
It's a contest between Naughton, Darcey, Barksdale, and Major as to who makes the least sense. It continues to be "a horse race" . . . . and their favorite right now is ol' Horse Face Kerry. They all remind me of the other end of a horse.
Emcee of Seekonk January 31, 2013 at 10:53 PM
LOL. I can still see Lurch wind surfing in a speedo. No wonder George Bush got in for a second term.
Kitchen Sink TV February 01, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Scott Brown openly opposed Obamacare and the majority of Americans agreed (and still agree) with him.
Dennis Naughton February 01, 2013 at 07:46 PM
LOL Alert! In breaking news on the Foxborough Patch Scott Brown says he won't run for Senate. LOL! John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State--two of the best secretaries of state in US HIstory. Trivia question: Who was the last Secretary of State from Massachusetts?
Indiana February 01, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Yes Dennis the family of the Benghazzi victims might beg to differ, show your facts on that statement
Dennis Naughton February 01, 2013 at 09:35 PM
@Indiana: This question has been asked and answered on real news media. Take a break from Foxtoxica. You didn't answer my trivia question. Didn't Fox cover that?
Emcee of Seekonk February 01, 2013 at 10:36 PM
"Who was the last Secretary of State from Massachusetts?" Who cares and what difference does it make. But I will say this, I prefer Hillary Clinton to John Kerry. At least she is smarter. The Muslim Brotherhood is probably preparing their next Embassy attack as we speak. The one in Turkey today didn't seem to do much damage... only 2 or 3 dead. Should be an interesting four more years.
Dennis Naughton February 01, 2013 at 11:00 PM
@Emcee: When one revels in his ingnorance of history why should anyone take seriously anything he expresses about the present? It's fair to assume it has no basis other than personal prejudice.
Telling it like it is February 02, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Scott Brown should run for Governor, once Mini-Me Patrick high tails it out of town with all his scandals nipping at his heels. But first, to be elected he must become a fake Indian like Lieawatha. That is the only way a Republican can make it in Moonbatville.
Serves You Right February 02, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Deval Patrick just shoved taxes upon everyone...his last hoorah in politics here in Mass...anyone who'd vote for him after what he's done..literally killing off the middle class...deserves what they get
DJ February 02, 2013 at 01:57 PM
4 of our last 5 Governors in the past 22 years have been Republicans, but don't let the facts stop your uniformed and false rhetoric. As for Brown serving as Governor, I personally don't see what a mortgage attorney with legislative background brings to the table. He's got no budgeting or other fiscal, business, or management experience, so regardless of his party affiliation, he would never get my vote.
Indiana February 02, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Dennis the state run media is not real news media my comrade - anybody who likes the way this country the direction this country is headed needs their head examined. Barry is not my father's democrat of anybody else democrat .
Dennis Naughton February 02, 2013 at 03:24 PM
@Telling: Suggest your change your gutless disguise name to SourGrapes. LOL!
Andrew February 02, 2013 at 03:50 PM
How Prophetic. Almost as good as that great quote from Mr. Spock. "In an insane society, the sane must act insane."
Indiana February 02, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Dj what is your point? What does Warren's background bring to the table? And more importantly what does a junior senator from Chicago bring yo the table ? Scratch the second question - I already know the answer
Dennis Naughton February 02, 2013 at 11:19 PM
@Indy: Sounds like you are already digging your underground bunker for the Rapture or Armageddon or whatever it is you think is coming. Out there.
Telling it like it is February 03, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Your suggestions have as much credence as the dribble running down my grampa's chin.
Dennis Naughton February 03, 2013 at 04:05 AM
@Telling: and your comments are more understandable in the context of your self-explained genetic inheritance.
Telling it like it is February 03, 2013 at 01:18 PM


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