The “Slow Learners” List is Growing.

I’m going to have to add Globe correspondent Tom Keane to my “slow Learners” list.

In his Globe op-ed Keane writes, “Scott Brown undoubtedly had a gloomy Thanksgiving; he had, after all, just lost to Elizabeth Warren. But since then, things have brightened. With John Kerry now President Obama’s nominee for secretary of state, another Senate seat will soon be up for grabs. That by itself is good news for Brown. But it was hardly his only political gift this season. With the Democrats’ strongest candidates staying on the sidelines, Brown is well positioned to win a special election.”

Who is Keane referring to when he mentions the “Democrats strongest candidates?” And, what makes Keane think that the Democrats need particularly strong candidates in a 2013 special US Senate election?

About Jerold Duquette

Jerold Duquette is an associate professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of Regulating the National Pastime: Baseball and Antitrust and has published articles and book chapters on campaign finance reform, political parties, Massachusetts politics and political culture, public opinion, and political socialization. Professor Duquette lives in Longmeadow, MA with his wife and four children.
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