Is Massachusetts GOP senatorial candidate Scott Brown finally getting it? The Tea Party Movement, with its growing arsenal of media and social networking tools, including talk radio, Twitter and Facebook, could help propel him onto the national stage as a major player "knocking down the Dems ahead of schedule," as Right Klik colorfully headlines a link-rich blogpost. We were encouraged to see the Bay State Senator's tweet (above) picking up on Bill Kristol's suggestion last week — blogged here yesterday — that Brown's senate race be framed as a "referendum on Obamacare." As the Boston Globe reported this afternoon, "Brown blasted his Democratic rival in the US Senate race today for her support of a national health care plan that Brown says would raise taxes and fees on Massachusetts residents and businesses without providing any benefits":
"I could be the 41st senator that could stop the Obama proposal that's being pushed right now through Congress," Brown… said at a news conference in the state Republican Party's headquarters in downtown Boston. "I could stop it and they could bring it back to the drawing board."
Put your ear to the rail. There's something big coming down the track. "That buzz is back," writes Kathleen Baker in the Denver Conservative Examiner, echoing talk radio host Dana Loesch's sense that "this could be even bigger than Scozzafava with the right amount of support. Here's Baker:
This time online activists are chattering about two more special elections, one in Florida and the other in Massachusetts. Whether or not this online dialogue will bring about the same type of attention as the NY-23 race is too early to be determined. However, it does deserve some consideration …
Brown, a Massachusetts state senator, is the candidate receiving the attention online. He is different than Hoffman in that he has the support of both the established GOP and Tea Party activists, one hundred of which showed up to support the opening of his Hopedale office today.
Angela Lash, a well-known liberty activist from Pennsylvania who supports both Lynch and Brown, is actively promoting these two candidates online. She said, “I try to find and work for the best candidates who will adhere to our Founding Principles. If a candidate believes, as our Founders did, that society benefits most when people are the most free, which means by necessity a limited government, then that candidate will get my support.”
We just re-tweeted [to our non-twittering readers, that means you copy and paste someone's tweet and republish it so that all of your own followers can read it] one of Lash's tweets and already have been retweeted by someone new to us, Jana Ken — whom we're now following — another big Brown supporter who's helping spread the word within and beyond the Commonwealth's borders. One of her latest:
American Patriots in Massachusetts...On January 19th, Please Save America and Save US from the DEM Super Majority by voting 4 ScottBrown
One thing leads to another, and if you're lucky, the thing goes viral and you're off to the races. This just in over the email transom: A note from Brown Brigade's Laura Goodspeed to the members of "Phone Calls for Scott Brown"
LET'S GET TO WORK NOW!
We've never done phone banking before, but there's a Scott Brown regional office just north up the pike from here, and, as Walt Kelly famously wrote, "Now is the time for all good men to come to."
Update: "We may be about to witness one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts electoral history," writes freshly energized New Hampshire blogger Tom Bowler of Libertarian Leanings. Thanks for the linky love, old friend! Check out his further thoughts in the comments.