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On reflection, we think this would be a good choice for Trump and for America, and ties to Trump;s anti-Establishment agenda. Brown is highly visible, physically and intellectually attractive and will appeal to the general public, and especially to women voters.
He's been vetted in several elections and has no visible skeletons in the closet, and the GOP leadership hates his guts [we're sure he returns the sentiment]. Brown is certainly not part of, and, worse, has challenged the GOP establishment when he was elected to the US Senate in a landslide campaign victory over the GOP's favorite [Jack Robinson] by a margin of 89 - 11 per cent; he then surprisingly defeated heavily favored Democrat [Attorney General Coakley].
Brown was the first Republican in 37 years to be elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts; even after President Obama flew in to endorse his opponent. Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker commented that "... Brown's political positions did not fall neatly into Party lines", but that he was "... mainstream in a nation that defines itself as mostly Conservative."
The GOP saw him early on as an anti-Establishment Tea Party threat and a potential leader for the Tea Party Conservatives in the Senate -- a resistance they could not tolerate, essentially because he was willing to work across Party lines to pass positive legislation. Better to elect a Democrat than an Independent/Tea Party Republican.
Later, Brown moved his residency to New Hampshire, which was dominated by the GOP; Brown's candidacy was undermined at every step by the GOP which preferred a weak Democrat to an independent Tea Party senator. He lost by three percentage points.
[The GOP operated in similar fashion in 2010 in Nevada to reelect Harry Reid and defeat a troublesome Conservative candidate who would not bow to their demands.]
We recall that Reagan was persuaded to select George H.W. Bush, a fairly Milquetoast politician, a partner who brought little to the table other than tacit support from Texas and New England, plus Bush's linkage to the CIA -- a link which later led to the Iran-Contra debacle when Bush assured Reagan it was all OK and there was no risk of blow-back.
"It's the ECONOMY stupid!"
[A Lesson the GOP has still not learned]