This story in the Boston Herald perfectly demonstrates why it was so fortuitous for Democrats that Scott Brown decided not to run in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry. According to the Herald some “heavyweight Republicans” are urging Tagg Romney to run.
Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.
Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since the Herald first reported heavyweight Republicans are urging both Romney and his mother, Ann, to get in.
The eldest son of former governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney already has statewide name recognition and could quickly ramp up the campaign infrastructure for a short, five-month race.
This is the same Tagg Romney that spent a year trying to convince the national Republican base that his father was conservative enough to carry the party’s banner. That is simply not going to play well in the most liberal state in the country. The campaign commercials would practically write themselves.
Brown actually had a real shot of winning. Polling found that he would have entered the race with a lead. But without Brown the Republican pool in the state is incredibly small and shallow. The fact that Tagg’s name is even being floated in rumors highlights just how shallow.