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  •  Thanks a big fucking lot, Bill Clinton. (1+ / 0-)
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    I suppose it's very likely Ashley Judd's real reasons are larger than Bill Clinton's disdain for her as a candidate.  But jeez oh jeez, when will this asshole realize his time is over and go away and stop plaguing us.

    I hope Grimes will put up a good fight, but I'm now not nearly as certain as I was that a hard red state like Tennessee was going to be a real battlefield in the midterm.

    Ashley Judd was Ashley Judd.  She was a member of the Judd Family.  And Mitch McConnell was going to do everything he could do to portray a member of The Judds as being too Hollywood.  That would have been sweet.  

    I don't find it particularly credible that Grimes will put up more of a fight against Mr. Moneybags.

    •  Boy you are lost. (3+ / 0-)
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      Brainwrap, wishingwell, betelgeux

      For one, this is a senate race in Kentucky, not Tennessee. Second when will you realize a Bill Clinton type Democrat is the only kind of Democrat that can win in Kentucky state-wide. And frankly, it wasn't going to be hard to portray Judd as too Hollywood.

      •  Yes, sorry, Kentucky. (4+ / 0-)
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        NoMoJoe, mconvente, wishingwell, milkbone

        Still a hard red state.  Still probably going to be lost by a lackluster campaign by an approved establishment candidate.  I hope not, but we've seen this happen too many times, and it's always justified in advance.  

        It's going to take some kind of game changer to win Kentucky, because business as usual won't cut it.  We're kidding ourselves if we think McConnell isn't going to have tremendous resources at his disposal to fight the usual by the book fight.

        •  What makes (1+ / 0-)
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          you think Sec. Grimes is business as usual? She's young (34) a women, and crushed her opponent in the SOS race by double digits. No one got more votes than her in the 2011 elections in Kentucky.

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