As I have been telling folks, I would have loved to have seen Ashley Judd run and win, but there wasn’t any way she was going to survive King Coal, Kentucky Blue Dog Dems, and Bill Clinton.
Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate.I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013
So while it’s increasingly looking like Alison Lundergan Grimes will run, because six more years of Turtle is going to give me a heart attack…
So is a Blue Dog better than Mitch? We’ll see by how much. Here’s a hint, it won’t be by a lot, as Yellow Dog reminds us.
I trust Mitchie-poo is suitably grateful to the Kentucky conservadem
establishment, the DINO Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, Bill
Clinton and his buddy Jerry Lundergan (father of Alison) for sabotaging
the only chance Kentucky had to get rid of him.
It’s going to be damn hard for Lundergan Grimes to inspire liberals in the state to come to her aid when her positions on mining, labor, the environment and the state’s badly needed safety net aren’t any different from Mitch, and that’s where Judd would have been clearly different. On the other hand, Mitch’s plan if he wins in 2014 is simple: to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans by repealing Obamacare, including hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. On the gripping hand, King Coal still runs this gorram backwater hellhole, and all the other supposedly top-line Dems (Gov. Dinosaur Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov. Dan “The Coal Man” Mongiardo, AG Jack “I lost to effing Rand Paul” Conway, and Rep. John “Deep Blue Dog” Yarmuth) all ran screaming from this race like the cowards they are. So yeah, we’re down to the daughter of the state’s former good ol’ boy Dem party chair and a huge, long-time Clinton backer. Thrilled about that, just thrilled.
All that might be enough to get Grimes the win. I don’t honestly know. Better than Mitch? Yes, but with serious reservations.