Sen. Sherrod Brown: GOP cocoon is impenetrable to objective facts

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 18:13 EDT
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Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said Tuesday on the Bill Press Show that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate were fed misinformation.

Despite claims that the race was neck-and-neck, Brown noted that President Barack Obama became the second Democratic president to receive more than 50 percent of the vote twice in Ohio. Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first Democratic president to achieve that feat in 1940.

“What’s really curious is what Republican pollsters were telling them,” Brown said. “Romney really did — I talked to Paul Ryan the other day, he really thought they were going to win, they were told that. This echo chamber for them has weaved this cocoon around them that is sort of impenetrable to objective information. It is pretty interesting.”

The Ohio senator faced millions of dollars in outside campaign spending, but still managed to keep his seat for another six years. Brown said his Republican challenger had frequently noted he was more liberal than self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“You don’t need to move to the center, you don’t need to talk mishmash and cloud the issue, you talk directly and voters appreciate it,” he added.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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