Hot Air » Scott Brown: My model for governing is … John McCain
This is why I thought talk of “Brown for President” were so stupid. Brown is not a hard core conservative. He is a very moderate Republican. That still makes him a million times better than Coakley or a DIABLO like Snowe, but don’t let it fool you.
Brown is charismatic, a great speaker, and shares the GOPs ideas on some very important issues, such as Obamacare. In a liberal stronghold like Massachusetts, its a HUGE shift, but Palin, he is not.
Brown said his model for governing would be McCain, who would also be the first appointment in a packed schedule of meetings that morning. “I have great respect for Senator McCain,” he said of the Arizona senator, who was one of the first establishment players to support his seemingly quixotic bid against Attorney General Martha Coakley. “I’ve known him for a while, long before this, and you know he is a war hero and kind of a maverick independent thinker. While I want to be a Scott Brown Republican, I want to rely on everybody on both sides of the aisle,” he added, “I’ve told my leadership already that I’m not a rubber stamp for anybody.”
And Brown expressed reluctance to be associated at all with the Tea Party movement that helped elect him.
“There may be members of a certain group that supported me,” he said, “but I had supporters from every walk of life. And to focus on one specific group is a disservice to the campaign — it’s inclusiveness in making sure that everyone has a voice.”