After a series of drunken tweets in January of last year, Scott Brown coined the now infamous hashtag #Bqhatevwr.
Brown's residency issues continue to plague his nascent campaign. As noted, he's been a registered voter in New Hampshire for all of 13 weeks. In the end though it won't be his carpetbagger status which dooms his campaign so much as the realization that he's just an un-serious candidate sent by his corporate masters to represent their interests, not the interests of New Hampshire.
via Associated Press
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is suiting up his campaign armor again — faded blue jeans, cowboy boots and a storied pickup truck —this time in New Hampshire as he tries to make modern history and help the GOP reclaim the Senate.
But a week after Brown joined New Hampshire's Senate race, it's unclear if the every-man appeal that fueled his rise in Massachusetts is enough to revive his political career north of the state line. There are early signs that the state's famously feisty voters may be reluctant to embrace the recent Republican transplant.
"New Hampshire people want New Hampshire people," said Kim Pratt, a 52-year-old self-described independent voter, sitting at the Red Arrow Diner's breakfast counter as Brown shook hands nearby during a weekend visit. "He's not really a New Hampshire person. He's a politician from Massachusetts."
Outside after a breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs, Brown acknowledged the challenge.
"Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. 'Cause, you know, whatever. But I have long and strong ties to this state," he told The Associated Press. "People know." Brown spent the first year and a half of his life living in New Hampshire before his family moved to Massachusetts.
And this is about the level of logic we've come to expect from Scott Brown:
Brown told Pratt that "carpetbagger is a derogatory term" in New Hampshire given that roughly 60 percent of its people were born elsewhere, including the current and former Democratic governors. Gov. Maggie Hassan moved to the state in 1989. Shaheen, who was born in Missouri, has lived in New Hampshire for more than 40 years.
"Sen. Shaheen is not from here, but apparently it's a problem with me?" Brown asked during a brief interview outside the diner.