Brown Distances Himself From Romney's Comments

Brown reportedly said Romney's comments are at odds with his own view of the world.

In the firestorm ignited over GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. Scott Brown is voicing his disagreement with the former Massachusetts governor.

Romney made national headlines when a video was leaked of him at a fundraiser telling donors that that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government, feel entitled and will never vote for him.

Brown reportedly told The Hill -- a publication that reports about Congress -- that Romney's comments don't reflect his beliefs.

"That’s not the way I view the world," Brown is quoted as writing in an email. "As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs."

Brown is in a tight race for his Senate seat with Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Brown has distanced himself from many conservative views of various Republicans.

When Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin made comments about rape victims this summer, Brown -- a pro-choice senator -- was the first senator to speak out against Akin and call on him to drop out of the race.

Ben Jackson September 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM
While I may not agree with that party, I would surely respect it a whole heck of a lot more.
UglyHat September 19, 2012 at 07:45 PM
More spin Ben. Nice try. The difference between right and left does not fit in a nutshell. I never said anything about their right to participate. Of course they have the right. And I’m not trying to suppress anything. I am simply saying that I would prefer an active, informed electorate over the ‘anyone we can find’ electorate you desire.
Joe Kane September 19, 2012 at 08:20 PM
You'd probably get a ton of Democrats who pinch their noses every time they have to vote or support the extreme Liberals in their party. Might be a good idea!!
breed59 September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I believe the law states that people who a receiving or requesting public assistance should be given access to voter registration forms. That does not mean that the service should be conducted to send everyone who is getting public assistance be sent out a special mailing requesting them to register to vote. And it is also ironic that is being enacted just prior to a major voting period. I think they should send the voter registration to all eligible citizens to ensure that it is fair.
Deb Spence September 22, 2012 at 02:57 AM
We are left with such polarizing ends on each side of the political spectrum that a huge middle ground is opening up in both parties for a solid independent. But they will never have the money to compete. What we need is campaign finance laws that limit amount of money spent on a federal campaign


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