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"Remember the truck!

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From Powerline, this is gooood!  Big Grin

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"Remember the truck!

January 19, 2010 Posted by Scott at 7:27 AM

Source Powerlineblog.com

"They scheduled a coronation in Massachusetts and, against all odds, a campaign broke out. They took away the governor's power of appointment to foil Mitt Romney in the event that John Kerry was elected president in 2004. Thank you, Democrats of Massachusetts. Life is funny that way, and so therefore is politics, every once in a while.

Scott Brown is the man of the hour. With coolness and perspicacity, he has given voice to the present discontents and sober second thoughts of his fellow citizens. By staking his candidacy on opposition to the Democratic agenda, to one party rule, to the insane national security policy that passes as the higher wisdom in the Obama administration, and to the arrogance of the elites who brook no offense to their majesty, he has contributed to the tidal wave he is riding.

In doing so he has displayed grace under pressure. When moderator and twit for all seasons David Gergen came at Brown with a haymaker in the debate last week, Brown landed a telling blow of his own, and not just against Gergen. Brown's renaming of "the Kennedy seat" as "the people's seat" will survive this campaign whether he wins or loses.

Brown has the common touch. It is symbolized by his truck. He has toured Massachusetts in a 2005 GMC Canyon pickup truck with almost 200,000 miles on the odometer. USA Today notes: "He features the truck in his campaign ads to show he is an everyman in touch with blue-collar and independent voters."

George Burns is reputed to have said that sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you've got it made. But how about the common touch? As Martha Coakley has demonstrated, it's tough to fake.

There's something about that truck. How many times did Obama mention it in his speech at Coakley's rally in Boston at Northeastern on Sunday? I think the over/under is 15. With that truck Brown got inside Obama's head like a trash talking football stud running down his opponent's mama to throw him off his game.

"He's driving his truck around the commonwealth and he says that he gets you," Obama said of Brown at the rally. "Everybody can run slick games," he added. "Forget the truck. Anybody can buy a truck."

In a campaign that has contributed a lot of memorable quotes, Obama's late entry should not be ignored. Remember the truck! If you're registered to vote in Massachusetts, and if you have a message to deliver, don't forget to vote either."

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/01/025419.php

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Comments

1.
time*treatComment by time*treat - January 19, 2010, 2:42 pm
How many people are going to get bussed in, to vote? ;)
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konaneComment by konane - January 19, 2010, 2:54 pm
Thanks Time*treat! Don't even wanna think about it. Ugh!
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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - January 19, 2010, 3:15 pm
That is so good, thx for sharing it. Hey what if we looked at what all the elites drive (back seat of a limo? seat on a private jet paid by taxpayers) and use that as another measuring stick for where exactly they are coming from? Recently the Queen of England took the commoners train to her holiday home since the commoners were complaining of all the money she wastes in the face of hurting subjects. How cool would it be if we could make them scale down to skateboards and pogo sticks.
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konaneComment by konane - January 19, 2010, 4:24 pm
Thanks TigerAngel! Yes a very down to earth vehicle. My opinion is too many people have fallen for image elitist dangled to get us to go into debt so they'd reap the benefits. Back to basics, back to real values.

Read about HM taking the train .... good for her leading by example!
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jarasanComment by jarasan - January 19, 2010, 9:30 pm
Winner winner chicken dinner! Scott Brown senator elect.
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konaneComment by konane - January 19, 2010, 11:51 pm
Thanks Jarasan! Had to be the truck and that Cosmo center fold. Saw that and about swallowed my keyboard!

BTW you're much younger than I pictured you, and very nice looking also ... from someone old enough to be your mom and then some!    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/206962/1522801

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