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As a true conservative, I will disagree with Senator Brown on many of his votes, including this one. For the record, I think it was preposterous.

However, I remind readers that the 41st vote frenzy that swept him into office was related primarily to the health care bill, which he rejected, (as he promised he would during the campaign). I also fear that many people are forgetting that the alternative to Scott Brown was Martha Coakley, a certain Harry Reid “rubber stamp” on all legislative initiatives.

The lasting national benefit to Scott’s “Massachusetts Miracle” was that it inspired highly qualified conservatives across the country to stop whatever they were doing and run for office. It also proved that grassroots activism and online participation could make a real difference in electoral outcomes, even in liberal “safe havens”.

In Massachusetts, the Brown win on January 19th has provided previously elusive “viability” to dozens of GOP candidates across the state and has prompted many Democrats and Independents to think twice before buying in to the “I’m a D, vote for me” argument that has plagued the state for far too long. Money, momentum, muscle, message and media–the keys to any successful campaign–are now available to conservatives in Massachusetts. I have lived here for all of my 47 years and I can tell you that this is, as Joe Biden might say, a…er…major “WOW”!

So, while I’m disappointed, I have resigned myself to the unfortunate reality of Senator Brown’s willingness to periodically join forces with the likes of Harry Reid, John Kerry and other out of touch liberal ideologues. But on balance, his victory makes our divergence¬† temporarily tolerable because it has unleashed a local and national wave of patriotism and activism that will not be stopped in 2010 or 2012.

Despite any concerns you may have about Senator Brown’s political maneuvering, please think of the bigger picture and stay involved at all levels. It is critical that we preserve the momentum, remain focused on our favorite candidates and put an end to the far left agenda, once and for all.

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OK, I admit it…this post is somewhat self-serving. It reeks of “I told you so”, which is not considered to be “good form” in most circles. But I firmly believe that many of the same factors that fueled Scott Brown’s US Senate campaign are still very much in play.

The “#41stVote” value proposition no longer applies, and unfortunately for all but one GOP candidate, Martha Coakley is only running for reelection as Massachusetts Attorney General. But I contend that the drive, passion, spirit, activism and yes, anger, have only grown in intensity since “The Massachusetts Miracle” took place on January 19, 2010. (The fact that the monstrosity called “the health care bill” was rammed through, against the will of the people and despite #41Vote, didn’t exactly do much to calm “the ignorant masses” either!)

The people of Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts have sent a clear message at the polls–liberal politicians on all levels have ignored that message and will pay dearly for their arrogance in November.

I wrote the following note on January 6, 2010, just as Scott Brown’s viability as a GOP candidate was becoming “news” in the main stream media. (Those of us who pounded the message via social media networks and the conservative “blogosphere” knew this was a compelling story long before it hit traditional media outlets.) Take a look and draw your own conclusions about the current political environment. Also, feel free to use the comments section to discuss your favorite conservative candidate. We’re all in this together!

January 6, 2010

Why Scott Brown Will Win

By John LaRosa

Now that polling data validates Scott Brown’s viability as a candidate, even in what has commonly been perceived as one of the most liberal states in America, the game is clearly “on” in Massachusetts. What started out as an uphill, almost quixotic, “blue state” battle has evolved both into a “Rocky-like” success story for the Brown campaign and an inspiration for conservative candidates everywhere.

In the last few weeks, bloggers and “tweeters” have flooded the internet with content and commentary. The resulting “buzz” yielded a massive outpouring of support. People from all across the country became volunteers, made calls from home, alerted the local and national media, called radio talk shows and made online donations. With this “viral” exposure and associated windfall, Brown’s grassroots campaign, funded almost entirely by small individual contributions, was able to hit traditional media venues with compelling TV and radio ads, most of which were shared generously by supporters via social media.

Nationally, the “value proposition” known as the #41stVote (soon to be a trending topic on Twitter?) resonated with patriotic Americans who feel betrayed by DC officials who seem intent on ramming toxic legislation through Congress without authentic debate. Locally, Democrats and Independents have not only joined Republicans in protesting the Democratic Party’s stampede to the far left, but they’ve also heard and liked Scott Brown’s positions on all the major issues. Scott is an affable, intelligent candidate. He is a straight shooter, but always civil–and this has been well received at hundreds of campaign appearances throughout the Commonwealth.

On January 19th, the voters of Massachusetts can shock the nation and send a powerful message to the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama by supporting Scott Brown. They can also be certain that they will be electing a tireless advocate who respects their opinions and will offer positive solutions to difficult problems.

A friend of mine, who is a lifelong Democrat and former Obama supporter, perhaps said it best: “This is not the Party I remember. This is not the change I voted for!” Democrats: Keep ignoring your constituents, buying votes, restricting debate, compromising your integrity and spending us into oblivion. You will reap what you sow!

In the last round of elections, many moderate Democrats and Independents “bought the marketing” but ultimately found themselves dissatisfied with the product and service. They clearly want to shop elsewhere now and they represent the swing voters who will make Scott Brown the next United States Senator from Massachusetts.

John LaRosa consults on business, life and politics. Visit http://www.consultjohn.com


Note: On May 18th, a fourth state is poised to join “message makers” VA, NJ and MA. Conservative businessman and philanthropist Tim Burns now has a small lead against a liberal “Pelosi-Puppet” in the special election to fill the seat occupied by the late US Rep. Jack Murtha in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. This is NOT a primary–it is the final–and I recommend that all patriots, (including other candidates) support Tim’s campaign in any way possible. I am proud to endorse Tim Burns without reservation!


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