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  •  I'd expect McConnell to win against a (5+ / 0-)
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    Tea Party challenger, but I could be way wrong about that.  What do we think about Ashley Judd taking him on in the general election?  I like it.  How about you?

    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

    by Alice Olson on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:56:21 PM PST

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    •  I don't know what it would take................... (3+ / 0-)

      to unseat Yertle; but Ashley has three problems: she is a woman; she is a political novice or lightweight, and, despite her love of Kentucky, she can easily be painted as a left-wing, Hollywood, elitist Liburl.

      It is a sad reflection on the electorate in Kentucky that her strongest asset may be that she is a strident University of Kentucky Basketball fan.  Yertle attended the University of Louisville, their arch-rival. McConnell did get his law degree from U of K but does not "bleed blue" to the extent that Judd does.

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      by cazcee on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:58:05 PM PST

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      •  Nah (4+ / 0-)
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        Ashley is a celebrity but she is one of their own.  A home-grown celebrity.  Her sister and mother are beloved as well and will for darn sure be out there campaigning for her.

        The Judds are country through and through and they can talk to their own.  Honestly, I think she'd win in a walk.

        Wish Tim McGraw would throw his hat in the ring pretty soon as well.  That's another southern red state we could put in our corner.

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        by Miss Blue on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:14:58 PM PST

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        •  Ashley has infuriated the coal companies. (2+ / 0-)
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          I'd be shocked if she can mount a reasonable challenge to Creepy Mitch (although he is, yes, a University of Louisville fan). But I would love to see it.  She has my vote.  But then I have never voted for McConnell.

          •  I have never voted for Yertle............. (4+ / 0-)
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            either.  If Ms. Judd does decide to make the run; she will certainly have my support, meager contributions and vote.  

            I never liked McConnell but when he took credit for bringing the Toyota Assembly Plant to Georgetown, KY;  my uncaring antipathy turned to outright, intense loathing. I hope I outlive him for no other reason than to piss on his grave before I die.

            I had a small part, among of scores of people within Governor Martha Layne Collins (D) administration's long, hard, intensive effort to win that plant in Frankfort; his announcement in DC. The night before the official announcement in Georgetown is just another example of Rethug treachery and immorality.  He is scum.

            The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

            by cazcee on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:02:53 PM PST

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    •  I like the idea. (6+ / 0-)
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      When I first heard it mentioned, my reaction was...whaaat, where did that come from?  Upon reflection, should she decide to do it, I think she'd be a great candidate to unseat Mitch.

      She's extremely bright. While new to running for office, she would have a lot of resources and guidance available in a well organized on-the-ground Democratic party operation.

      She is much more than a lover of Kentucky and a UK basketball fan (as mentioned in another comment below)...she is a daughter of Kentucky with deep roots in the state.  She has been an activist and politically involved for a long time.  Her family is steeped in the hardships of being among Kentucky's poorest.

      As for her being a woman?  Yes.  She is a woman.  But this is becoming less and less a liability as we've just seen in this election.  Also, she has an asset...another female...in her mother, Naomi Judd.  Through her husband, Ashley is involved in auto racing...IndyCar and NASCAR.

      I live in an adjacent state and would immediately jump into her campaign were she to decide to run.

      One thing a Judd candidacy would NOT have to worry about would be battling "The Mighty Charisma of Mitch".

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:14:42 PM PST

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