Dear Senator Elect Brown: I first want to congratulate you on an excellently run campaign. You conducted yourself with grace and aplomb. I am not fooling anyone, I am an ardent Democrat and I have been so since age 21. I am now 61. At first I was demoralized but I am feeling a sense of hope because I sense a decency about you I do not often see in the political arena. You seem to be at least open to help us ALL achieve those things for the American people as a whole and not just for the small but wealthy corporate few.
I usually am correct on my first impressions. I know you know that many many independents who voted for you were and maybe still are Democrats. We all hope that the long tradition of helping those who need help and rehabilitating those who can be rehabilitated will not be lost with you but rather enhanced as finally we have, I think, in you, someone who will listen to everyone and not simply tow a party line.
I am not going to say I am switching my party affiliation all these years, but I AM saying I am willing to give you a chance because I see an essence in you that is good. I think you will live up to the aspirations of our former 47 year senator Teddy Kennedy who longed to see health care delivered to all. Beyond that I see a hope for the future too that I personally see rarely in many Republicans today. I stand with you and hope you will stand with me and others like me as you have been entrusted with one of the most important jobs for our country and our state. I will give you my full allegiance and hope the same will be returned. My good wishes for success to you and your family.