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  •  That's an excellent use of funds--ads against (11+ / 0-)

    someone not running in deep red Kentucky.  If these idiots want to donate to a guy who had such a bad showing in November, hey, go for it.

    "Maybe we should march on the campus of the electoral college and occupy it until they change their vote"--some wingnut, Worldnetdaily

    by chicago minx on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:41:53 AM PST

    •  deep red? (15+ / 0-)

      Kentucky has a week Democratic Party but its people are not "deep red."   More voters are registered Democrat than Repuublican.  Polls show Judd close on the the incumbent who is Senate Majority Leader.  

      If Democrats organized and waged a amart campaign they could win in Kentucky.   Let us stop writing off states that where the Democrats have neglected to fight.

      •  I'm not writing it off at all (1+ / 0-)
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        eXtina

        I am saying it has not gone blue in quite awhile.

        "Maybe we should march on the campus of the electoral college and occupy it until they change their vote"--some wingnut, Worldnetdaily

        by chicago minx on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:14:00 AM PST

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        •  Bill Clinton won Kentucky. (4+ / 0-)
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          quaoar, Eikyu Saha, Amber6541, rsmpdx

          Twice.

          As did Jimmy Carter.

          •   KY is a red state (1+ / 0-)
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            My point is Rove is spending this money not in PA, FL, NC, CO--he's spending it in freaking KY.  He shouldn't have to be wasting money running ads against a woman who isn't even running..  Seems desperate.

            "Maybe we should march on the campus of the electoral college and occupy it until they change their vote"--some wingnut, Worldnetdaily

            by chicago minx on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:31:09 AM PST

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            •  Kentucky may be the subject matter of the ad, but (1+ / 0-)
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              this really is a pretty smart move by Rove to generate free nationwide coverage and raise a helluvba lot more $ than the costs of the ad.

              BTW, as a KY guy, I can assure you that Ashley Judd will NOT run for Senate.  This is a Hollywood PR thing.  Ashley is in the middle of a dissolution of marriage.  She was in DC for inaug, but acted like a movie star, not a candidate, and didn't attend the KDP reception.  Which would have been what a real candidate would do.

              Judd's association with Kentucky stops at the Derby and UK basketball.

              Just so you know, Kentucky Dems control the governor's office and all constitutional offices but one.  The state senate is R, but the house is D, as it has been for some time.

              Congress, however, is a different story.  Both Senators are R and 5 of 6 Members of Congress are GOPers, and bad ones.  If the national Dems would reach out to Kentucky, it could make some difference imo.  But it will take time.

      •  hmmm.... (3+ / 0-)
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        Eikyu Saha, susanaii, merckx155

        I hate to put it like this but...

        Presumable, THE black man won't be on the ballot in November 2016...more than likely it will be a white person (possibly a white woman) at the top of the Presidential ticket.

        That alone might net the Dems a few more votes in places like Kentucky or Arkansas (remember, there were 2008 polls that said that if Hillary were at the top of the ticket, she would have won Arkansas)

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