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POLL: Should Brown Stop Comparing Himself to Ted Kennedy?

What do you make of the latest controversy in the U.S. Senate race?

Should Scott Brown stop running radio ads that compare his views with the late Senator Ted Kennedy? 

Brown recently came under fire for running radio ads that contend that Kennedy would have agreed with him that employers and insurers should be able to exclude health care coverage of drugs and procedures that go against their moral views.

Ted Kennedy's son, Patrick, asked Brown to stop running the ads in which he says, “Like Ted Kennedy before me, I support a conscience exemption in health care for Catholics and other people of faith.” 

However, a look at bills that Ted Kennedy sponsored in the 1990s and 2000s show that Kennedy would have required all employers who offer prescription drug coverage to include contraception coverage, according to a front page story in Tuesday's Boston Globe

Please share your views on this latest controversy by taking this poll and leaving a comment below.

Diana March 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Well, if you're done you're done, but frankly, there's plenty of BS spewing from both sides, and I'd say that comparing prescription medication to lattes and conflating two comments of mine to imply that I'm saying that the RCC is trying to limit access to birth control is considerably BS-ier than noting that a large part of the purpose of insurance is to cover prescription medications.
Anne Justice March 07, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Scott Brown tried to deceive voters by using Ted Kennedy's words out of context! That is Sleazy! That was at least related to the question at hand. With the sideshow issues though,how strange that plenty of negative incorrect comments are said reguarding Planned Parenthood as well as so called free contraception and are allowed but no one can mention that Viagra is covered by insurance companies without being deleted. Both are prescription medication! Where's the outrage over Viagra??
DannyBoy March 07, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Hey Patricia, I guess "Joe the Plumber" from Ohio has a chance to get elected to Congress this year. Check out this link: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/03/07/ohios_joe_the_plumber_gets_gop_nod_for_congress/?p1=Well_Politics_links Though I must say that I highly doubt how effective he's going to be in helping craft legislation for our country.
mplo June 09, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I can't stand Scott Brown either, and yet I didn't like Martha Coakley much. I ended up voting for the Green Party last time, instead of voting for either Scott or Martha.
david mokal June 09, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Anne I totally agree he's being a grave robber by doing that. Im independent but Warren will get my vote. She's down to earth and self made and a family person. Brown just another blowhard and has done nothing for the working class. Mouth Moves says nothin. Yup and I voted for him too. He says "LIKE TED KENNEDY" meaning I'm like...Should have said Ted Kennedy said or did.

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