Speed Reads

Oops

Senate candidate Scott Brown: 'Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. Cause, you know, whatever.'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) faces an uphill battle in his quest to return to Congress from neighboring New Hampshire. There's the obvious carpetbagger critique — he only recently moved his primary residence to the Granite State — and the fact that Brown was resoundingly booted by Massachusetts voters just two years ago. But Brown is doing himself no favors in making totally un-self-aware remarks like this one he gave to the Associated Press: "Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. 'Cause, you know, whatever. But I have long and strong ties to this state."

In fairness to Brown, he was discussing his residency dilemma. But Democratic operatives are already having a field day with this one:

It'll be hard for Brown to pretend that this remark was just another pocket tweet.