By midnight, we'll know exactly how well the Scott Brown surge worked out. But pundits are already trying to determine "who found Scott Brown".
Well, I'll do my own chest thumping in due time. But the point is , I simply found what was already there. So the first person who "found" Scott Brown was the candidate. There are some things you can't coach, and the ability to do retail politics is one of them. There may have been rocks lying around the Commonwealth; but it took a skilled candidate to throw them accurately. Brown wasn't manufactured; he was prepared.
But why did I figure out Brown was up to the task? Because the bloggers at Red Mass Group persuaded me. They spent little time on partisan hyperbole and more time explaining Brown's electoral history (winning a state senate special in 2004 against the national social issue Left) and the dynamics on the ground in MA. Most importantly they confirmed that this was a close analog to the 2007 MA 5 special election, which I was convinced at the time would have been won with sufficient resources,
So, Rob and RMG. you made a believer out of me and I spread the word. The "inside" person who sold Scott was his state GOP chair, Jenn Nassour. She got people outside MA involved; including CT state chairman Chris Healy. In mid December, long before anyone noticed, a robust voter contact plan had been formulated which was being executed outside the glitz of the media spotlight. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have assisted Jenn on this project.
We'll let the voters speak, and hope ACORN doesn't pipe in, but the ball got to the goal line and maybe the folks who brought it down the field deserve a hand.