Peggy Noonan's column, The New Political Rumbling, offers a clue to Mr. Brown's "revolutionary" ideas. In an interview with Brown:
He said he thought the president "inherited a lot of problems," that "he's doing a great job with North Korea, a nice job with Afghanistan." A centerpiece of Mr. Brown's campaign was opposition to the president's health-care plan, but he stressed that he opposes high spending wherever it comes from. "I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."Self-evident, but rare convictions in modern halls of power.
George W. Bush said that he needed to suspend (I think that was the word) his free market ideals to "save" the US economy.
Capitalism needs failure. Excesses need to be purged. This crisis needed more capitalism, not less. Socializing losses is a recipe for disaster and disaffection.
Today, Bush says he regrets his "interventionist" course of action. And well he should. Too bad President Obama doesn't have such qualms. From automobiles to student loans and healthcare (with or without additional "reform"), the government intrudes into the private sector. It won't end well.
Good Luck, Senator Brown.
Don't ever forsake the principles that made America.