Keller @ Large: Why Didn’t Elizabeth Warren Mention Scott Brown?

September 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Why Didn’t Elizabeth Warren Mention Scott Brown?
" CHARLOTTE, N.C.  (CBS) – Elizabeth Warren hit prime-time TV last night with a typically passionate recitation of the anguish of the working classes and denounciation of the predatory practices of the ruling classes.

That’s her message, and she delivers it well.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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But if you passed up the football game to watch it, Warren’s speech had one somewhat curious omission – any mention of her opponent, Scott Brown.

In a background briefing for reporters, a Warren campaign aide said the speech was supposed to be an endorsement of President Obama and his agenda, not a Massachusetts Senate race stump speech, although it’s hard to believe a name-check of her opponent would have been inappropriate.

But the move also tells you something about the Warren campaign strategy that’s been apparent for awhile.

She wants to nationalize this race, capitalize on the higher-than-normal turnout of a presidential race in a very blue state, and take advantage of the distaste many local voters have for the Republicans in Congress.

If November 6 is a referendum on them, Scott Brown is in big trouble "

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