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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, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, 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 his 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.

Doug Sabbag November 09, 2012 at 12:50 PM
And what will be this "change" that is so needed around here? Is there some sort of "entitlement" (read: free lunch) just out of reach, or some new sort of social evolvement (read: legislation to the family), which someone is drooling for? What more could Government do for you Gretchen?
Doug Sabbag November 09, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Personally, I think it is ludicrous to have to acknowledge sexual preferences within a government role. What in Gods' name does someones' sexual interest have to do with our government. Shouldn't sex be left in the bedroom, away from taxation issues? However, as I said, this is just a personal opinion. Running for an office always includes waving to everyone, rooting for the Red Sox and kissing babies.... :-)
Doug Sabbag November 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Clarification to the "Don't let anyone silence you here or ever." statement..... As I must assume Donna understood, I was not in any way trying to silence her. I was only pointing out that the campaign is over and that it is now up to Ms. Warren to do the job which she was voted in to do without any further need to slam Mr. Brown. However, if you really want to continue to slam someone, if that is really important to you, perhaps some anger management counseling might be in order, for whoever feels so inclined.... Other than that, can't we just get along now and co-exist without any further name calling?
Vincent L Hennessy November 09, 2012 at 01:49 PM
You should ask him again, Doug, maybe he'll change his mind.
Doug Sabbag November 09, 2012 at 02:15 PM
OK Vinny... pretty funny.... ha ha. Now go back to your class, your teacher is going to mark you absent and send a note home to your parents.
Donna O'Brien November 09, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Gretchen, thanks for the kind words. I had a team of more than 75 volunteers who pulled so much weight with me. They worked, and they worked and they worked. The work was grueling, in some instances, and not one of the Warren volunteers ever complained. Mr, Sabbag, I remember the time before Roe v. Wade. I remember accompanying friends to NY to have abortions. I remember when women did not get equal pay for equal work. Indeed, I am the godmother to a gay, divorced, couple's son. I had students who could not go to a local community college because they didn't have the paper work. Your posturing doesn't frighten me. This is no time for us to be humming a few bars of "Why Can't We Be Friends, sir. I am a progressive Democrat. What you and your boyos tried to do to women in this country will make me more vigilant and more vocal. I suggest you cease being so sarcastic: no one will ever mistake it for wit, pal.
Doug Sabbag November 09, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Well, Roe vs. Wade IS the law of the land now; so you can let that go. Equal pay for equal work IS the law of the land now, so again, its done. I have no idea what your declaration of being the "godmother to a gay, divorced, couples' son" means toward continuing to slam people.....? And, without "paper work" NOBODY can go to any college.... so what was that statement about? I am not "posturing" Donna, I am just pointing out reality. Why can't we be friends??? Go ahead and be a "Progressive Democrat" but you should still be able to be civil and not so ready to jump on anyone you perceive as not being as progressive as you. Then, you last statement: "What you and your boyos tried to do to women in this country..." makes ZERO sense to me!? What in Gods' name are you talking about Donna?? First of all I don't have any "boys". And I have not tried to "do anything to women" besides co-exist with my wife. So whatever it is you are being "vigilant and more vocal" about is between you and your paranoia, NOT ME. My wife and I like to sail our boat, and enjoy life. We both work in technical professions, and have done so in California, Florida, Maine and lately Massachusetts. Lighten up Donna, not everyone is your enemy. Some of us are JUST PEOPLE, i.e., citizens, trying to live our lives peacefully.
Vincent L Hennessy November 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM
How else can you explain your infatuation with Scott Brown, whose resume is rather lame when compared to that of Elizabeth Warren?
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Rowe v. Wade--legal but suffering from the death of a thousand cuts. Scalia and other SC justices would like to eliminate it. Equal pay the law or the land??? Not when women still get 77cents and you guys get $1.00 Donna, DS is playing at having this pleasant serene life where nothing intrudes. Certainly not the reality that we may go back to women dying of fulminating infections or bleed to death in extreme pain. That is what Romney/Ryan/Santorum and the entire party want. Incest and Rape don't count, the only thing they care about is having power and control over half the population. 80-100 years ago their great grandfathers were fighting to keep women from getting the vote. Have you lovely life. I mean it, sail and drink your wine. But stay the heck out of the lives of girls and women. Keep your laws off my body and your rosaries off my ovaries. Btw, this is me, Gretchen Robinson. No relation to the scabrous "Gretchen"
Doug Sabbag November 10, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Sure, there will always be ongoing debates about issues like abortion, and room to go on the enforcement of existing laws too, however, I am not fighting on either side of these debates, so you're including ME in your enemies list only based upon my gender. That is as much an example of bigotry as any of the others you claim to be so against. You MUST feel a sliver of concern that you are transferring your personal demons onto too many men just because that is their gender, because that is your guilt with me, madam. On any level, you must realize that is not healthy. We are all humans and the goal of life is to co-exist without hurting others, while reaching for our own happiness. Yes, my wife and I enjoy sailing, etc., but that does not deserve any negative comments from you, any more than whatever floats your boat being held against you, as long as it doesn't hurt "us". So, what this comes down to is you are clearly anti-men, for some reason, and can't even be civil with someone who happens to be one. Other than that, I have done nothing else to you to deserve your vehement vitriol and association with social laws, etc. I am not the Supreme Court. My name is Doug.... chill.
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 03:38 AM
read it again
Doug Sabbag November 10, 2012 at 04:04 AM
I did, and you are clearly telling ME to: "...Have you lovely life. I mean it, sail and drink your wine. But stay the heck out of the lives of girls and women. Keep your laws off my body and your rosaries off my ovaries." Why in Gods' name would you tell me to stay out of the lives of girls and women? And tell ME to keep MY LAWS???? off your body, and MY ROSARIES????? off your ovaries???? Come on Madam?! The laws of this nation, or Commonwealth are NOT MINE. I do NOT have any Rosaries. And I still have no idea why you would advise me to stay out of womens' lives?!?! Gretchen, YOU have the "issues" here, NOT ME.
Doug Sabbag November 10, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Besides the initial civility to apologize to me, the bigger challenge for you is to truly see where you are going too far against "men" on a general (bigoted) level, and correct that within yourself so that you really don't feel as though all men are doing these things to you. You are expanding a conflict onto everyone when really only some are directly involved in these issues, on either side, i.e, perpetrator or victim(s). You are "seeing red" when it isn't really there. This is making your life more painful and less pleasant than you deserve to experience.
Donna O'Brien November 10, 2012 at 07:38 AM
It probably makes sense for you to get something to do during the day, Dougie.
Willy Scanlon November 10, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Brown should go find a regular job .There are plenty for shady lawyers. If anyone should get Kerry's seat I am rooting for Rep. Jim McGovern of Worcester
Doug Sabbag November 10, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Gee Donna, THAT sure is a sentient response to my comment! REally?! FYI, I am a Senior Software Engineer. Full time, with lots of ongoing boat projects too. I have plenty to do during the day, during the evening, and weekends too.
Doug Sabbag November 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
So apparently you have no remorse for your gender bias / bigotry, and have no inclination to apologize to me, or men in general, for your inappropriate comments? I would have to assume this "issue" has had many effects upon your life. Good luck with that.
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Jim McGovern!!! He is the BEST!!! Quietly serving his constituents, doing what he can to move his district and the nation forward! He is THE best Representative in the country and he is a role model to Joe Kennedy.
Willy Scanlon November 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Why should anyone have to apologize to you Sabbag for how they voted. Why people voted is none of your business. What an arrogant selfish fool you are by reading some of the comments you have made to people here. Maybe you should spend some time with a therapist as it seems that you have mnany repressed issues that should be addressed.
Doug Sabbag November 11, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Willy, IF you READ what I said, and what I was reacting to having been said, then you would realize what you wrote is entirely off track. I did not ask her for an apology for who she voted for. I asked her for an apology for her bizzare accusations and statements to me. Here, read what I said again: I did, and you are clearly telling ME to: "...Have you lovely life. I mean it, sail and drink your wine. But stay the heck out of the lives of girls and women. Keep your laws off my body and your rosaries off my ovaries." Why in Gods' name would you tell me to stay out of the lives of girls and women? And tell ME to keep MY LAWS???? off your body, and MY ROSARIES????? off your ovaries???? Come on Madam?! The laws of this nation, or Commonwealth are NOT MINE. I do NOT have any Rosaries. And I still have no idea why you would advise me to stay out of womens' lives?!?! Gretchen, YOU have the "issues" here, NOT ME.
Doug Sabbag November 11, 2012 at 03:08 PM
So Willy, if you read what she was saying to me, about the Roasaries, and ALL women, and "my laws", etc., I would think you would agree she was going off on me, only because I am a man, and apparently she has issues with men. Because I am sure you agree that I did not make any laws, and as I mentioned I don't even have any "Rosaries" to put on her ovaries.... And, as I also mentioned, the only women whose life I am involved with is my wife. So, again, her orders to me to stay out of womens' lives was BIZARRE. She was freaking on men in general, through me. Not cool. I am not her oppresser, I am just another person.
Doug Sabbag November 12, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Gretchen... your abortion / coat hanger trip in relation to me is ludicrous. Stop associating me with all the gremlins in your dreams or past history. And you really should open your own mind about your obvious issues with men. This is clearly costing you a lot... I pity your deep hatred for how much it is costing you in your life.
scott November 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Lis warren is a nightmare that state of massachusetts well desereved....You are one step from becoming a north korea... Enjoy your higher taxes abd business killing regulations
Gretchen Robinson November 12, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Doug and scott. I think by this point you guys should be getting over the election. Yes, it's a loss, a real one. But pick yourselves up and get on with life. The hate and resentment is hurting you, not me. The pouting, moaning and groaning, whining, ill befits an adult human being. We lived through 8 disastrous years of Bush II. You will survive Obama and may even learn to like some of what he tries to do....if you open your minds a wee bit.
Gretchen Robinson November 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
WBUR-FM tomorrow. 3-4 p.m. ET Radio Boston What should New England Republicans do now? In many ways, the fiscally conservative - socially moderate classic New England Republican seems the perfect template for the future of the GOP. But not everyone agrees. We'll have a conversation on the role New England Republicans.
Gretchen Robinson November 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM
when are you going to get over your false umbrage. Bill O'Reilly does the mock outrage better. But like you there is no reason for the nonsense above. here, learn something. http://www.alternet.org/story/153635/how_christian_right-wing_voters_in_iowa_make_abortion_a_central_issue_in_the_caucuses
Doug Sabbag November 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hey Gretchen, YOU are the nutcase telling me not to put my roasaries on your ovaries, etc., etc., etc.! And I have been quite clear that I am enjoying life sailing around with my wife! So, it is YOU who needs to chill and see the bigger picture of life. But, no, you're STILL focused on what is next in your political battles and ongoing, never ending debating with men, whom you clearly have an issues with since you blame men for anything and everything wrong with your world. You are the one with the "hate and resentment"!!! You can bet the farm it sure isn't me! :-)
William Coyte November 13, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Much to do about nothing
Mary K. Smith November 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I agree Doug. He did and will continue to have my vote.
Doug Sabbag November 16, 2012 at 07:12 PM
To Mary K Smith: It is good to have something to hope for, as rare as that is lately. Have a great weekend and Thanksgiving!

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