All I meant by that was: Every complaint I heard about the speech length came from Washington-area residents. That certainly doesn’t mean it is a wrong or illegitmate perspective — many smart people live in and around Washington! But watching my e-mail and Facebook and Twitter and calls and text messages from around the country and world, there were a lot of people who were enjoying every word. I don’t think it did anyone harm. He was enjoying it and so was the Park Plaza, where he stayed into the wee hours shaking hands and thanking people.
The only harm will come, I think, if Scott Brown succumbs to the celebrity temptation of it all. He was sent to get work done, to be a representative. His staff should keep him from taking the inevitable Brown 2012 opeds too seriously. As one wise friend said to me this morning: “He should be a Hillary, not a Franken.” Don’t be a showman.