Our feisty local tabloid’s Lone Republican needs a plus one.
Herald columnist Holly Robichaud goes through a very public breakup with former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Pickup and Go) today, right on Page One:
And Holly doesn’t mince words in her column:
I hate to speak ill of fellow Republicans, but there is no good way to spin that the GOP has been left in the lurch by former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s backing out of the special election. With less than 23 days to get 10,000 certified signatures for the ballot, the timing of his decision is like leaving a bride at the altar.
Republicans already face a well-known uphill battle because of voter registration, finance and organizational deficits along with a media bias. Declining to run would have been perfectly acceptable for Brown 60 or even 30 days ago, but by waiting until now he puts our candidate at a huge disadvantage.
What about all the people who stood out in the cold and rain, made thousands of calls and gave up their weekends to knock on thousands of doors? What about the party that has given millions of dollars? What about U.S. Sen. John McCain, who helped orchestrate Anchors-Aweigh John Kerry’s appointment as secretary of state?
Well, at least they’re rid of Kerry.
But don’t put Robichaud next to Michael Graham at your next dinner party – not after he wrote this on today’s op-ed page:
Get back to Republican roots
Finally! Some good news for the Massachusetts GOP: Scott Brown isnot running for the U.S. Senate.
Why is that good?
It’s not because I don’t like Scott Brown. He’s a great guy and did a good job truly representing Massachusetts — as opposed to Ed Markey, who will do nothing more than represent the indigenous moonbat population.
But another Scott Brown run would have been a mistake, for him and for the party.
Graham goes on to list all the reasons it would have been a mistake, which you can check out if you care.
Just don’t tell Holly.