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01/08/2013

Brian Brown predicts SCOTUS victory; clearly hopes all but Scalia, Thomas will call in sick

by Jeremy Hooper

Defiant predictions:

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Everyone is looking at the Supreme Court. What happens then defines a lot of more about what happens next in the fight

We’re gonna win that and then there’s going to be a state-by-state fight, and our record on that is amazing.

—NOM president Brian Brown, speaking to NBC News

Firstly, your record in the states is not as "amazing" as it once was, Brian. The media is now dominated with stories about the four states we won in the fall and the momentum that is so clearly on our side. Even Newt Gingrich—NEWT. GING.RICH—is acknowledging the writing on the wall. Personally, if I were a betting man, I would much more readily place my prospective cash on the team that's making significant headway in a world where eighteen birthdays happen every day, not the team that banked the majority of its state "wins" at a time when our side was barely even contending fights that we knew we would lose.

And as for SCOTUS—well what happens if you don't win, Brian? Comments like these would seem to be setting you and NOM for great failure. If these cases, which you define as definitive, go in our direction instead of yours, Brian, then it's hard to see how NOM will ever recover from that. Donations will surely dry up. Supporters will surely flee. Are you, Brian, really going to risk that without any consideration for what you will do if (when?) you lose one or both of these key battles? Because this stuff is going to happen and soon. Surely there's a Plan B to handle a reality that will be defined by fact rather than soundbite.

It's about to get really real. I'm so ready for it.

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