Brown: Warren’s DNC speech had ‘depressing’ message

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September 6, 2012, 12:39 pm
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(NECN: Jackie Bruno) - Senator Scott Brown talked to NECN’s Jackie Bruno before he voted in Thursday’s Primary. He thought her speech was depressing, but Warren supporters thought it hit all the right notes.

The nation now knows Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren a little better than they did before the Democratic National Convention.

“I was waiting tables at 13, married at 19. I graduated from public schools and have taught elementary school. I have a wonderful husband and three grandchildren,” Warren said at the DNC.

They also know she doesn’t think the Republican way is right for the middle class.

“People feel the system is rigged against them… and here’s the sad part. The system is rigged. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Wall Street CEO’s—the same ones who wreaked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs—still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them.”

Senator Scott Brown responded to the speech Thursday morning as he voted in the state primary.

“I thought that her message that everything’s rigged, you can’t get ahead, it’s such a depressing message. I’m a hopeful person, I believe in the good in everybody. We have the ability to see the good in everyone and solve these very real problems,” Brown said.

So we asked voters if Warren’s speech made a difference to them.

“It didn’t really do much to change it. Politics these days, I don’t know who I want to vote for. I don’t know if I know what’s right for this country. At this point I’m going to go with who aligns themselves most with me, and that’s Scott Brown,” said Megan Elias.

“I think Scott is more middle of the road than she is which I like that a little bit better and I’ve seen him in the town and how he works with voters so I’m comfortable with that,” said Carol Mollica.

“It showed what she was all about. In my estimation that woman is an angel that looks out for the best interest of the poor, the elderly, and the middle class and I think that’s very important,” said George Smith.

Of course, Brown and Warren face off in November. Polls have Brown leading right now but anything could happen in the next 60 days.

Tags: massachusetts, DNC, Senator Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren, Jackie Bruno, carol mollica, megan elias, George smith
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