Scott Brown’s “Thank God” quip was a major error. He won the last election by playing Sam Malone to Martha Coakley’s Diane Chambers, and that’s his best shot this time too. Sam Malone wouldn’t talk that way about 60 year-old woman, that’s for sure.
One thing that makes Massachusetts a bit different from other states is that there are large swaths (i.e. the entire South Shore) where close to 100% of the people spend close to 100% of their time listening to some form of talk radio, not just winger radio but local stuff (which tends to lean right but not as far). These swaths are also close to 100% uptight Catholics who are titillated by the nude picture angle but find Brown’s statement to be crass.
A Member’s Only jacket, picture of himself with Elvis, and blend of Old Spice, Hai Karate, and something that takes spots out may not be enough to be save him.