Scott Brown, U.S. Senate hopeful in New Hampshire, guaranteed that “we would not be worrying about Ebola” had GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney defeated President Obama two years ago. And two photographs taken of the candidates appear to confirm Scott’s statement.
Scott, a former U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts, made his claim Friday to host Brian Kilmeade on Fox News radio.
Brown told Kilmeade:
Gosh can you imagine if Mitt was the president right now? He was right on Russia, he was right on Obamacare, he was right on the economy. And I guarantee you we would not be worrying about Ebola right now and, you know, worrying about our foreign policy screw ups.
Listen to the exchange. Brown makes his claim at about the 4:06 mark. Story continues after.
Following Brown’s appearance, the New Hampshire Republican Party tweeted:
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) October 17, 2014
Throwing a bit of humor into the mix, Twitter user Marc Andreeson recalled the infamous “sneeze guard” photos taken of each candidate during the 2012 campaign, and expressed his agreement with Brown’s assessment.
Be honest — which guy do you really feel would do a better job protecting us from a viral epidemic? pic.twitter.com/lesxAkxs8a
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) October 17, 2014
Andreeson’s tweet went viral, and got re-tweeted over a thousand times, and received numerous replies, ehich may be read at Twitchy. But this one seemed to say it all:
@pmarca ewe, gross. thanks for sharing.
— mcKye (@KyeLyrics) October 17, 2014
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has been stumping on behalf of Brown’s bid against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who Romney said “votes for President Obama 99 percent of the time,” according to The Boston Globe.
And the effort is beginning to show results. Daniel Doherty, writing for Townhall, quoted the respected Cook Political Report’s analysis:
Given that Shaheen’s lead has narrowed to the low- to mid-single digits, the contest is moving to the Toss Up column. It is worth noting, though, that she is closer to the 50-percent mark than the other Democratic incumbents in the Toss Up column, which gives her a bit of an edge in the end.
With a mere 17 days left in the race, it’s going to be a nail-biter. But whatever the outcome, Brown was right–Romney would have handled the Ebola situation better–even without the “sneeze-guard” pics.