Those of you who have seen The Fighter, a movie based on the real life of a boxer and which details his overcoming serious adversity (it’s excellent and worth a watch), will recognize the name Mickey Ward, aka “The Pride of Lowell.” Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, running against Elizabeth Warren, tried to get his endorsement, only to get knocked flat on his ass:
Roughly a half-hour after Ward confirmed he was backing Brown, ‘The Fighter’ called back. He said he had given his endorsement a little more thought.
“I can’t support Scott Brown,” Ward said. “I just can’t do it.”
Within 30 minutes, Ward either did some Googling or someone close to him reminded him about where Brown stood on some hot-button political topics.
“I found out Scott (Brown) is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy,” said Ward. “I found out he’s also against gay marriage and I say if you love someone you should have the same rights no matter who you are.”