Now that Scott Brown (R-MA) has bqwacked out of a quick return to the U.S. Senate, rumors are swirling that Tagg Romney may be the answer to the Massachusetts GOP's prayers–unless those prayers involve actually winning a Senate seat, in which case Tagg is probably not the answer, even though he may be a perfect candidate in other regards:
* Somewhere in the Massachusetts Republican Party bylaws there is a "your jaw must be this sharp to run for office" requirement. Tagg is a worthy successor to Brown in that department.
* Following in your father's footsteps is a time-honored Massachusetts tradition. What better way to honor the family patriarch than by losing with maximum embarrassment?
* Massachusetts is a 53% kind of state. Not many takers.
* Mitt Romney lost Massachusetts by 23%, suggesting a problem for the family brand. But that's before you unskew the polls.
Tagg Romney: He may not be the hero Massachusetts Republicans need, but he's the one they deserve.
Update: Never mind.
Two sources close to Tagg Romney and his father Mitt say Tagg won't run in Mass. special Senate election. (via @shushwalshe)
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