Who? The mayor of Newton, that's who.
Ceti Alpha VI exploded, screwed Ceti Alpha V leaving it all open for Setti 'Alpha' Warren to run for mayor of Newton and then onto a campaign for Senator.
I thought he was the guy leading the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence
"THIS IS CETI ALPHA FIVE! Ceti Alpha Six exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet and everything was laid waste. 'Admiral' Kirk never bothered to check on our progress. It was only the fact of my genetically-engineered intellect that allowed us to survive. On Earth, two hundred years ago, I was a prince with power over millions..."
...so Khan's original surname was Warren?
Among the many reasons that would make for a really fascinating match up is that it would pit the National Guard against the Reserves.
Scott Brown spent thirty years in the Mass Army National Guard, until his election forced him to retire as a lieutenant colonel. Setti Warren is still, to the best of my knowledge, an intelligence officer in the Naval Reserves. His mayoral campaign was shortened by his year-long tour in Iraq.
The number of veterans in the senate has lately been dwindling - and a good chunk of those who remain served two-year peacetime hitches during the draft era. Pitting two men who voluntarily donned the uniform against each other in the same race would make for an interesting dynamic. And I think it's going to be awfully hard for Brown to campaign on his national security credentials and his willingness to prosecute the war on terror against a man who answered his nation's call and served a tour in OIF.
I've met Mayor Warren and he's a very impressive guy in person. Great speaker and very personal. If he does a lot of face to face campaigning, he will certainly win over voters one by one. This is supposedly how Brown gained the edge over the cold/invisible Coakley, by riding around in his truck and shaking hands with voters.
This would be Newton's loss and Massachusetts' gain.
It would be nice of the Dems to nominate an African-American for the U.S. Senate some 45 years after the Massachusetts GOP did. Very progressive.
Like me, you're old enough to remember when "progressive" and "Republican" were not automatically oxymorons.
Progress knows no age limits, even when the word is hijacked by liberals.
I'm not very old (mid 30s) and I can remember when the terms were not oxymorons. However, it raises a question: Was Bill Weld a liberal, hijacker, both or neither?
What about Jim Jeffords? Lincoln Chaffee? A. Paul Cellucci? [Insert name of Yankee Republican here]?
You do realize that over the past 40 years the GOP has been systematically eliminating all non-conservatives and moderates from their ranks? Things change over time. Fourty years ago the Democratic party included many Southern racists.
But liberals haven't hijacked the word "progressive" as much as conservatives have villainized it into being something distasteful and offensive.