The McConnell campaign said that Ms. Chao, 61, would be a key surrogate in ads and at speaking events, especially if his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, “runs a campaign that tries to paint a picture of Mitch McConnell as having some kind of a blind spot for women’s issues,” said Josh Holmes, Mr. McConnell’s former chief of staff and a senior adviser. “Obviously we have a pretty strong firsthand testimonial from somebody who can speak to how untrue that is.”That's the logical equivalent of Democrats responding to attacks on Obamacare by saying that President Obama goes to a doctor, so of course his health care policy is good.
Obviously, Democrats aren't doing that, because that would be ridiculous. Instead, they are defending their position on Obamacare by explaining why they are right. If Mitch McConnell can't do that on issues like pay equality and reproductive freedom, trotting out his wife to speak on his behalf won't make things any better. In fact, it could make them worse.