tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News January 20, 2010 4:00am-5:00am EST
>> greta: this is a fox news alert. the unthinkable scott broken a republican elected to represent massachusetts in the u.s. senate. we are waiting for brown's speech now back to martha coakley's concession speech. >> he called me before i came on stage to say we can't win them all, he knows that better than any as he told me. but he appreciates what i did and what you did and he said to extend his heartfelt thanks to everybody who worked on the came pain. as i know from losing -- campaign. as i know from losing a campaign several years ago writing a little piece about it for the herald, i feel strongly about if you do not run you cannot win. and you don't always win all of the time, but you put in your best efforts. sometime it is more important to travel hopefully than to arrive. in some ways --
[ applause ] >> we will continue to travel hopefully, i know that. i know that many of you have the great pleasure of seeing president clinton, as he was out on the campaign trail. i want to thank him. particularly, i need to send my thanks and i know yours to vicki kennedy who campaigned with me all weekend. [ applause ] >> to vicki who is the source of dignity and grace and warmth and good humor and on one occasion when she gave me a good tip she said i'm channeling my inner ted. was incredibly brave along the
campaign trail. i have to thank her as well as the entire kennedy family for their support. [ applause ] >> okay, so this is the deal, although our campaign ends tonight, we though that our mission continues and our work guess on. -- our work goes on. i am heartbroken at the result and i know you are also. but i know that we will get up together tomorrow and continue this fight even with this result tonight, because there will be plenty of wednesday morning quarterbacking about what happened and what went right and wrong. i know everyone, including me, i am brutally honest on my own performances we will be honest about the assessment of this race and although i am very disappointed i always respect
the voters' choice and that's what i told to scott brown tonight. again, we wish him luck in his public service. any one who has been out on the campaign trail, particularly in this race has seen the anger of folks who are frustrated, concerned. they are angry about health care issues and angry about our two wars. our inability to properly care for those who return home after fighting. had hoped in the best interests of our state, and the country, to go to washington address these issues. i hope that as a nation and as a commonwealth, we can do better in the future. you know that as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues, thank you. [ applause ] >> so, for me and for you
tonight this campaign comes to an end. but there's plenty of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our
country. i think the victory of brown can't be overstated not just brown but the recent developments in new jersey and virginia now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave sweeping the country telling politicians in d.c. the status co-is not acceptable. >> greta: from -- the status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened. was it a misstep? >> i don't think it was a misstep it was this overall arrogance wasn't going to win. common sense victory what we've seen from scott brown, independent and common sense it was evident at the [ unintelligible ] when you look at the way scott ran his campaign it was simple and it was a tough work ethic that a lot of massachusetts
residents are known for. calling on the big guns from d.c. and bringing in the elite to do the speaking for him it was sort of that [ unintelligible ] he represented that -- get yet in some ways i -- >> greta: in some ways i think she got torpedoed. december 19th, she was up 20 points. right after senate majority leader harry reid bought that nebraska vet for 300 million dollars which enraged everyone. a week ago the unfortunate thing for martha coakley was the deal with the union, the special treatment. those two sort of cataclysmic events i think brought her down those 20 points very fast. those two events made a lot of people very unhappy. >> this is a referendum on all of those things that president obama has been standing for this victory tonight is a referendum on his and the left policy agenda and what this
message is, said to washington, status quo is not acceptable. but the people are opposing government take over of health care. they are opposing increasing american debt. and they are opposing the left's agenda of increased intrusion in our lives especially small businesses. yeah it was many different factors coming together at once. thank for that, i think a lot of the people will say. because -- thank god for that, i think a lot people will say. >> greta: did you endorse scott brown and if not, why not? >> i would have had he requested it. i respect that he didn't call in a lot of outsiders asking him to do the bidding for him. he did it himself that was that [ unintelligible ] usually, a candidate like scott is reliant upon and strengthened by, their own
grass roots effort. i was good for him to do it the way that he did to run this campaign. i wasn't asked to be a part of it. i think i twittered a couple of times my support for him all the last minute but all along i was rooting for him. >> greta: do you have any thoughts for martha coakley? must be a bruising to take a beating like that you have won some elections and you have lost some. got any advice for her, for tomorrow? >> she can share the news with her colleagues to say this is what democracy looks like democrats. you listen to the peep or democrats are going to hear our voices even louder in november. i think she can share that lesson. and let's hope everybody works together there in massachusetts especially on the challenges facing that state. hopefully she will help to contribute some positive ideas for mr. brown as he goes to washington. and he's going to washington in a pick-up truck, no less.
>> greta: the tea party movement was a threat to the republican party tonight mate look like the people who support the tea party may be moving back or an opportunity to move back to the republican party what is your thought of the tea party movement versus the republican party tonight? >> i don't look at it as two opposing forces. i think the tea party movement is so much a part of the republican and independents who believe in smaller, er government and strong national security. i think the tea party movement has been another voice out there and it would do our country well for all these different voice who believe in the common sense solutions to start working closer together. the tea party represents that message that political power is inherent in the people. and [ unintelligible ] that's what the tea party movement that's what
independents so often believe in certainly with the planks in the republican platform are supposed to be representing. >> greta: there are a lot of options with health care. democrats can try to do something so they don't have to go to a full 60 vote maybe a reconciliation, all sorts of things. maybe health care has got to go back to the beginning and start over what do you think is going to happen now with health care? not what do you want, but what do you think is gonna happen? >> good way to put it. because what i want is to scrap it and start working with conservatives on common sense, market driven, patient oriented solutions. instead we need to watch for democrats to ram through this health care take over despite this clear statement tonight from the people. i think right now rahm emanuel, obama supporters, at the white house, they are thinking of every trick in the book to get around this. pelosi and reid. so the people have to be
vigilant and hold these politicians accountable. >> greta: there have been a lot of nasty derogatory remarks out of washington the way coakley ran her campaign . what about that sniping or what we hear the sniping about her from washington from democrats in washington? >> they need to get over that real quickly. i've been there too where a candidate has been blamed late -- blame laid on a candidate for a campaign not being victorious at the end of the day. it waves time. it waves human effort and resources. -- it wastes human effort and resources just try to work together to get solutions to the challenges facing the country, health care being one of the big ones. >> greta: governor, thank you very much for joining us. viewers you are looking at the headquarters of scott brown. he's going to be out here any
>> greta: the gop pulls off a stunning win in massachusetts. breaking news coverage continues live from boston. we are waiting for u.s. senator elect scott brown to speak. first karl rove joins us live. it is amazing how one single election can change so much, isn't it? >> i've never seen one election like this. as you said earlier in the program, a month ago coakley was up as many as 31 points. this was a deep blue state, barack obama carried it by 26 percentage points. yet, storming on to the stage into victory tonight is a
young state senator from suburban boston who has pulled off an extraordinary thing tonight. >> greta: we saw earlier today and she didn't seem very excited she seemed more tiredded she didn't look like she was feeling like they was going to win. the thing that struck me, how do you tumble down almost 20, 31 points in such a short period of time? when i hear sniping out of washington towards her when they did that nebraska deal which horrified so many, they cut the deal with the union she was fighting an uphill battle after those two events. >> yeah, they are gonna blame her. remember, she was the popularly elected attorney general of the state of massachusetts. she beat other democrats in a primary to win this nomination this is not a dreadful candidate. are right she was burdened by a year worth of policy from the obama administration which is out of sink with america --
out of sync with america even in a deep blue straight ahead by big margins what crystalized this whole race was the christmas eve vote on the health care bill which was you pointed out included things like the cornhusker kickback, louisiana purchase and all these special privileges given out to buy votes. the more that sunk in and brown seized upon this, he had been talking about the deficit, spending, the establishment, washington and its ways, talking about government expansion, the war on terror. that sort of crystalized and gave him momentum. he good debates. as you pointed out and i think it is absolutely right. there it was negotiating this bill behind closed doors after president obama promised to do it on the -- out in the sun behind on c-span then the big celebration having reached the key deal which said if you are
a union member you escape the cadillac health care tax if you work in the private sector you get a 40% tax unlike those union guys it just stunk. what was amazing to me was in the polling, the recent polling, senator brown was barely losing union households in the state of massachusetts this is a shocker. i don't think i've ever seen anything like this one single contest is going to have as big ramifications for america as this does. >> greta: i don't think it has anything to do with hard that coakley. how do you defend that 300 million dollar deal? she is aligned with it by virtue of being a democrat and the one vote who is going to keep the filibuster proof senate or not. i think that was an insurmountable burden. i den care which party you are it smelled so bad hard if you had to be align with that >> understand this election, you need to step back and look
at the last year it is the cumulative effect of the policies pursued by the obama administration which he defended, embraced and made the center point of the campaign. we had a debate several weeks ago in which you had a clear choice between president obama's approach and the democrats on the one hand and senator brown's approach on other on everything from health care to taxes, to spending, to the war on terror. they had a deep disagreement upon the treatment of the christmas eve bomber. we had a big battle over the so-called bank tack the administration said we going to tax the 50 largest financial institutions in america not including fan any and fred dee, of course which are pet -- fan any and freddie of course, which are pet banks and coakley saying i'm in favor of personalizing the banks and brown saying no, it is going to be paid for by consumers and we don't want that has been a clear referendum on the obama
administration's policies. >> greta: she attempted to put scott brown as a representative of the bush/ cheney administration he came out with the line i'm a scott brown republican. she couldn't make that stick on him in any way. >> well then we have of course had the fame news david gergen reference in the debate to this being the kennedy seat, he said no it is the people's seat. this -- the anger and dissatisfaction of america is about being told one thing in the campaign i will govern as a centrist, be concerned about deficits and spending. president obama said in his ads subjecting us to a year of spending us through the roof. barack obama will add more to the national debt in the first 20 months and 11 days of his time in office than was added during the entire eight years of the bush administration. they are talking about a flood of red ink, taxes, expansion of government and all of these
things the american people were ill prepared to receive after the campaign president obama ran. >> greta: the other thing that struck me, that i thought was a horrible faux pas for her, her timing. you got to raise money to run these elections she went to washington very much in tune with washington then a fundraiser where there were lots of health care lobbyists special interests something she should have stayed an million miles away from the leave of the election she walked into that mistake, i'm sure that didn't help her. >> absolutely. again it fits into the narrative. what we've seen over the course of the last year this bill is being written by special interests, pharma, pharmaceutical manufacturers associate has been in bed with the administration since the beginning. health insurance lobbyists sitting there helping to write the bill they've been attending the private meetings at the white house. sure they have a legitimate interest to be heard but the way this has been handled has
led people to believe this has been done in a stinky way not in a way they were lead to believe that president obama would conduct it. i think you are right at the heart not two different competing candidates, two different competing phillies fees. people of a deep blue state have said we don't like what we have seen represented by the department kr59s and the obama -- democrats and the obama administration in the last year. >> greta: a level of enthusiasm he had compared to the mood he was in this morning compared to the one we saw in her this afternoon was such a stark contrast almost as if you would read on their faces what was going to happen. they both knew what was going to happen. >> message motivated his voters. >> greta: okay. what happens if senator harry reid decides to be a little bit slick and try to most health care bill fast flow it through the senate and
not try to -- not to have him sit and have a vote and have part of this process? what happens? >> well, things will get worse for the democrats. look, they have seven seats which today are up for grabs or tilting towards the republicans. everything from delaware to illinois to north dakota, to arkansas to colorado, to nevada, itself, harry reid's own seat. those numbers are only gonna grow. republicans are going to have more chances, because more good candidates will get in the race if in play games, john kerry when he suggested we to wait days and weeks perhaps in order to have this certified. the democrats have seated vicki tsongas on short notice to the u.s. congress. ted kennedy him swaefs seated before it was -- himself was seated before it was formally recognized. 100,000 votes out of two million cast in a state in
which three million voted in the presidential election. more people that are likely to vote in massachusetts in the governor's race in coming fall. with a big margin. there's no way he's not going to be seated as senator. they ought to seat him as they've done in the past as the unofficial winner before the certification of the small amount of votes that have yet to come in for absentees and yet to be counted in the days and weeks ahead. >> greta: for that point of refrpbg about song woman tsongas as -- she was elected and two guys later she was seated before it was certified she was sworn in to vote to override a veto. the interesting thing is that martha coakley has conceded. so it is over unless she pulls a former vice president al gore it is over. there's no reason why they shouldn't repeat what they've done before unless they are being cute and clever and
saying the rules apply, one set apply to republicans and another to democrats. >> something else we have now got, like we had in this past fall with cristy in new jersey and mcdonnell in virginia new figures on the political scene providing teachable moments about how it is that a candidate on the center right runs a campaign. scott brown has grown as a candidate. see footage of him a month or six weeks ago and in the last couple of weeks, here's somebody who has hit his stride who has grown-up politically as a campaigner, advocate and spokesman it has been extraordinary to watch. he's an unusual talent and i think we are going to hear a lot from him in the years ahead. >> greta: imagine the white house tonight, you mentioned virginia, new jersey, of course president obama was here in massachusetts on a similar theme he went to cope hey again. here's a president --
copenhagen. here's a president so successful in so many ways. people are saying no to him for the first time. that must be a stunning defeat tonight at the white house. >> it should be. and it should be a moment, i think brit hume had a good point, this could be a great moment for the democrats if they sort of realize what is carried in the message of this moment and change their ways and try to govern from the center and govern in a bipartisan fashion as they led the american people to expect they would do. i frankly have been watching closely the rhetoric of the white house in the last 24 hours. they've gone viciously after martha coakley blaming it all on her. not on their policies, not on what the democrats in congress have done, not what the administration has done, but upon her. then they made things like david axelrod say all we need to do is pass this bill and we'll have plenty time to explain it. they've been explaining it for the last 10 months the
american people have heard them and dealing them a blow like they received tonight in a state that barack obama carried by 26 points. look, the last time the republicans won an open race for a u.s. senate in massachusetts was 1966. they reelected ed brook in 1972. this is an extraordinary loss for the democrats. but the obama white house makes it sound like it was all her fault and we just gotta keep going in the direction we're going, right off over the cliff. >> greta: i suppose the president would be smart to look back in history and see how former president clinton handled it when he took a body blow, when he took that hit with the congress in '94. >> right. in 1995 and '96 he came back and had productive sessions on the budget, passed welfare reform but he did move back to the center after going to the left in his first two years and losing the congress he
came back to the center. i don't think this president is capable of doing that i cone think this -- i don't think this president, maybe later >> greta: he's going to have to. >> i don't think they are going to do i think they will look at these numbers and say there has to be some way we can get this done. he may come out in the state of the union address and give lip service to deficit reduction. on targeting money back from the banks with interest and dividends trying not to put that towards deficit reduction they are trying to find a way to spend that money. i think we are going to see more of the same from this administration. likely to see between now and november, hardball chicago-style politics aimed at passing a very liberal agenda and a fundamental belief this is what the country wants. in reality the country elected him to have reasonable moderate, centrist oriented
change. >> greta: if the economy isn't soaring they're gonna have another rude awakening come november unless they get lucky and the economy and employment rate comes plummeting down. they've gotten the message in virginia, new jersey, now here they may try to blame coakley i think this is a referendum on the democratic leadership. they are going to have a rude awakening in november. they might as well cut their losses now than take that bigger hit in november. >> the stimulus played a role in this. a year ago it got passed in february. the president himself said if you pass the bill, ememployment won't go above 8% we'll have 3.65 million new jobs, 90% in the private sector. on each point this program this stimulus program has been a complete failure. none of those markers have been met. this is why i think you are right. this had to do with the whole it can annika doodle of the
last year the whole toxic stew of deficient the city spending government expansion, health care, all of this came together in massachusetts of all places if this had been utah or idaho or this had been ohio, we would have a better sort of acceptance that this was in a deep red state or in a competitive state this is a deep blue state this is one of the two jurisdictions that and the distick of columbia that george mccorn carried in 197 extraordinary neat. >> greta: imagine when the president gift his state of the union a possbility it will be a senator scott brown sitting in the audience. now the president has a different -- actually state senator scott brown is about to speak, let's listen. ♪ ♪ tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ that tonight's gonna be a good, good night ♪ ♪ ♪
[ chanting ] >> thank you, i did this morning. i hope they are paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken! [ cheering ] >> from the berkshires, from springfield to cape cod the voters of this commonwealth defied the odds and the experts tonight the independent majority has delivered a great victory! [ cheering ]
will -- thank you. most of all, i will remember that while the honor is mine, this senate seat belongs to no one person, no one political party. as i said before, and you've heard it today and you will hear it loud and clear, this is the people's seat! [ cheering ] >> thank you very much. i spoke to senator paul kirk and he has completed his work as the senator. [ cheering ]
[ chanting ] [ seat him now ] >> i spoke to senator kirk he was gracious he said he would help in the transition he welcomes me as soon as i can get there. i want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. i want to thank him very much the people as i -- as you know by their votes has fill the office and i'm ready to go to washington, without delay! [ applause ] >> i also want to thank martha
coakley for her call of congratulations. a hard contest is behind us. now we must come together as a commonwealth. thank you martha. [ applause ] >> as you know this special election came about because we lost someone very, very dear to massachusetts and to america. senator ted kennedy was a tireless worker and a big-hearted public servant. for most of his lifetime was a force like no other in this state. [ applause ] >> the first call i made was to his wife vicki. i told her his name will always command the affection and respect by the people of massachusetts. and i said we feel the same about her. [ applause ]
>> there's no replacing a man like that. but tonight i honor the memory and i pledge to be the very best and try to be a worthy successor to the late senator kennedy. [ applause ] >> and i said at the very beginning, when i sat down with -- at the dinner table with my family that win or lose, we would run a race that -- which would make all of us proud. [ applause ] >> i kept my word. i kept my word and we ran a clean issues oriented upbeat campaign and i wouldn't trade that for anything.
[ applause ] >> when i first started running i asked for a lot of help, because i knew it was going to be me against the machine. i was wrong. i was wrong. it was all of us against the machine! [ applause ] >> and tonight we have shown everybody now that you were the machine. [ applause ] >> i'm glad my mom and dad, my brothers and sisters and so many family members are here tonight it means a lot to me and i thank them very much. before i go any further, before i go any further i want to introduce somebody very,
very special to me. you haven't seen much of her on the campaign trail. i'd like to introduce you to my wife gail! [ applause ] >> as you know my wife gail couldn't join me on the campaign trail because of work as a boston tv journalist. i will let you in on a little secret -- >> no secrets. >> no secrets. she didn't stay neutral today she actually voted for the winner. [ applause ] >> and as always i rely on gail's love and support and that of our two lovely
daughters. wasn't to thank them for their help as -- i want to thank them for their help as well. [ applause ] >> just in case anybody watching throughout the country, yes they are both available. no, no. only kidding. only kidding. only kidding. arianna definitely not available. aiyla is. this is arianna. this is arianna. this isrkzgd aiyla. i can see i'm gonna get in trouble when i get home.
arianna will be returning in a day or two to her studies premed at syracuse. because she has been giving her all to this campaign and as always her sister and her have been obviously been a joy to gail and me we are grateful to them both for their professionalism, love and excitement and zest for life. even before her campaign performances in front of millions of people you've heard ayla's voice already on "american idol" and as a boston college basketball player many fans know she is good on the court. [ applause ] >> and the reason i bring that up is because when i spoke to the president tonight, i asked the president, you know pause he has a couple of basketball courts there.
[ cheering ] >> when i spoke to the president the first thing i said would you like me to drive the truck down to washington so you can see it? [ cheering ] [ gas up the trouble ] >> i said mr. president i know you like basketball, why don't you pick your best player and i'll take ayla and we'll take you on two on two! [ applause ] >> fortunately he had a good sense of humor. we had a nice laugh. i appreciate speaking to
senator kerry, kirk, the governor and the president and a host of other folks and thankful for them calling and reaching out start to get on with the people's business. i'm grateful for all those from across massachusetts who came through for me even when i was a long shot. i want to thank a very special friend whose encouragement from the beginning helped show me the way to victory, former governor mitt romney, thank you governor. [ applause ] [ mitt, mitt ] [ cheering ] i'll never forget the help of another man who told me that i could actually win and gave me the confidence for the
fight. it was also characteristic of a great american, a true hero, tonight i want to thank my new colleague senator john mccain. [ cheering ] >> on a night like this when so many people mark your name on a statewide ballot you think back to the first people who gave you a chance and believed. for the trust they placed in me and for all they've taught in i want to thank my neighbors, friends in my senate district and my hometown. [ cheering ] >> the cards and victory that all america has seen tonight
started right here with all of you. let me tell you, when i first the feeling something big was happening in this campaign it was when i was driving along on a red in central massachusetts, and -- on a road in central massachusetts, and -- in my truck, yes it has over 201,000 now. i knew things were starting to click when i saw a handmade scott brown yard sign that i hadn't put there myself. [ applause ] >> this little campaign of ours was destined for greater things than any of us knew. the message went far beyond the sign there placed in the snow. it started with me, my truck and a few amount of dedicated volunteers. however, it ended with an air force one making an emergency run to logan.
[ cheering ] >> and i didn't mind when the president came here and criticized me and talked about some of the things that he greeted -- disagreed with me on. when he started to criticize my truck, that's when i draw the line! [ applause ] >> throughout this race we had the machine scared and scrambling and for them it is just the beginning of an election year filled with many, many surprises, i can tell you that [ cheering ] >> they will be challenged again and again across this great land. when there's trouble in massachusetts, rest assured there's trouble everywhere and they know it.
[ cheering ] >> in every corner of our state i met with people, looked them in the eye, shook their hand and asked them for their vote am i didn't care about party affiliation. and they didn't worry about mine. it was simply a shared conviction that brought us all together and for that i'm very thankful. [ applause ] >> one thing is clear, one thing is very, very clear as i traveled throughout the state, people do not want trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced -- [ booing ] >> that is being forced on the american people. this bill is not being debated
openly and fairly. it will raise taxes. it will hurt medicare. it will destroy jobs. and run our nation deeper into debt. [ booing ] >> deeper into debt. that's not in the interest of our state, and our country and we can do better! [ cheering ] [ yes we can ] [ yes we can ] >> when i traveled throughout the state, i've had a lot of fun. you guys are all having fun. so thank you. thank you. we have more of a show coming
for you so we are very excited. when i'm in washington i will work in the senate with the democrats and republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. no more closed door meetings, backroom deals. backroom deals with an out of touch party leadership. no more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with the special interests and leaving more trillions in debt for our children to pay. [ applause ] >> in health care we need to start fresh. we need to start fresh. work together to do the job right. i hate to sound repetitive, once again, we can do better! [ cheering ] [ applause ] >> i will work in the senate to put government back on the
side of people who create jobs and the millions of people who need jobs. remember, as president john f. kennedy stated, that starts across the board tax cuts for businesses and families to create jobs, put more money in people's pockets and stimulate the economy. it's that simple. [ applause ] >> i will work with the senate, i will work with the senators and the senate to defend our nation's interest and to keep our military second to none. [ applause ] >> as a lt. colonel and 30 year member of the massachusetts army national guard, i will
absolutely keep faith with all of those who have served and get our veterans all of the benefits that they deserve. [ applause ] >> let me say this, with respect to the people who wish to harm us, i believe and i know all of you believe, that our constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. [ applause ] [ u.s.a.!] >> let me make it very, very, very clear. they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime.
[ cheering ] >> the message we need to send in dealing with terrorists our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them! [ cheering ] [ applause ] >> i can't believe i'm on the stage with doug flutie, first of all. >> and two of the best guys i know, fred and steve.
lenny clark i'm telling ya! i just know, you know it's just so wonderful to be not only on the stage here but all of you folks out here. i want to make a special thanks to my mom and dad for kind of putting up with me, mom, dad. [ applause ] >> thank you very much for respecting them and i know i'm a little off script. let me get back on. talking about raising taxes taking over our health care and giving new rights to terrorists. giving new rights to terrorists is the wrong agenda for our country. what i've heard again and again on the campaign trail is our political leaders have
grown aloof from the people they are impatient with dissent and comparable -- comfortable making backroom deals and we can do better! [ applause ] [ yes we can ] >> the funny thing is, they thought you were all onboard with all their ambitions, yeah. [ no!] >> yes, they did. they thought they owned your vote. they thought they couldn't lose. but tonight, you and you and you and you and you, you all set them straight, thank you! [ applause ] >> and across this country for
all those folks who are listening if they are covering me, we are united by basic con -- convictions that only need to be clearly stated to win a majority. if anyone doubts that in this next election season that is about to begin, let them take a look at what happened in massachusetts! [ cheering and applause ] >> because what happened here, in massachusetts can happen all over america! [ cheering and applause ] >> we are all witnesses, you and i, to the truth that ideals, hard work, strength of heart can overcome the political machine.
and as you know we ran a campaign never to be forgotten. and led a cause that deserved and received all that we could give it. now, because of your independence and your trust i will hold for a time, the seat once filled by patriots from john quincy adams to john f. kennedy and his brother ted. [ applause ] >> as i proudly take up the duty you have given me, i promise to do my very, very best for massachusetts and america every time the roll is called. [ cheering and applause ] >> i go to washington as the
representative of no faction or no special interest, answering only to my conscience and to you the people. however, i know i have a lot to learn in the senate, but i know who i am and i know who i serve. i'm scott brown and i drive a truck! [ cheering and applause ] >> let me just say in conclusion, first of all,
thank you from the bottom of me and my family's hearts for your continued support. i'm nobody's senator. i am nobody's senator except yours. thank you! ♪ ♪ i a feeling -- i got a feeling note ♪ that tonight is again be a good night. >> greta: jubilant winner senator scott brown hit on every topic in a long speech he tacked to interim senator kirk, he talked to martha coakley the president, senator john mccain he thanked governor romney and he lots of jokes about his family, his wife is probably going to kill him when gets home on the jokes about his daughters. now carl cameron. >> reporter: he has already set the stage, certainly he
cleaned up the table tonight in massachusetts winning this senate seat. now scott brown goes to washington, already telling people what he intends to do. making the point that voters rejected the health care plan, the closed door deals saying that has to stop. suggestions already being advanced by republicans across the country this is now time to start from scratch on health care and try to bring republicans back into the negotiating table. scott brown's victory tonight, truly historic. he also mentioned foreign policy the idea that terrorists shouldn't have special [ inaudible ] scott brown's victory tonight has clearly wowed this massachusetts republican hall. it also filled with independents and even democrats. the accomplishment can't be overstated. it is going to cause political science books and history books of massachusetts to be
revised and all tactical and strategic thinking in washington on behalf of majority democrats in the absence of their filibuster majority now has to be restructured. the notion that democrats might go forward with the president's agenda specific to health care without reconsidering the impact of massachusetts today, evan bayh, senator from indiana to say that would be a catastrophic mistake. jim webb from virginia has suggested it would only be appropriate to hold off any further votes on health care in congress until ask the brown can be seated. conservative democrats from virginia across the potomac thinking that utterance will serve [ inaudible ] great concern that this republican victory in massachusetts now has shaken the underpinnings of the democratic majority in washington and a lot is going to change hour, stay with us.