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View Diary: KY-Sen BREAKING: Ashley Judd *NOT* Running for Senate (30 comments)

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  •  That's an irrational argument (0+ / 0-)

    Ashley Judd never laid one glove on McConnell?  What the heck are you talking about?  She never entered the race in the first place so she wasn't going to start attacking McConnell until she was actually running.  It's premature to say even anything.  

    Don't get too carried away in the argument you cited from my comment.  The reason why I was pointing that out was that Ashley Judd probably felt she wanted to run on her own and decide for her own rather than getting caught into the hype machine.  Believe it or not, but I actually respect Judd's decision now and believe she's got plenty of opportunity to plan for a 2016 run in the future, which I think she'll seriously consider.  She's also younger and may decide to get more involved in other issues or campaigns.  In fact, I'd say maybe Ashley could fire up the troops in Kentucky and Tennessee without being a candidate.  That could work.

    Believe me, Judd is a tough person.  She's been raped at least twice when she was much younger and while I don't credit that entirely for her toughness, I can point that out that she knows what it's like to be an underdog and she can seriously fight.  If you see Judd in any video political related, she can take the heat and really knows how to fight back.  I don't think she's the type of person who lets things slide.  Go look at a bunch of You Tube videos of Judd in politics and she's not one of those typical "novices."

    •  Well, if all that is true... (0+ / 0-)

      her excuse for not running sounds like bullshit. Mitch is vulnerable. Not to mention there are plenty of other Democrats who put names on ballots and asses on lines in a heavily red state. They supposed to step aside for her when she didn't come through when Dems had their best shot in years to take out a major GOP politician?

      McConnell started beating up on her from day one. And all she did was say "Thanks!" Nah...that's not what Dems are looking for. You gotta let McConnell have it right between the eyes not let shit slide.

      Nahh. I wasn't buying her candidacy from jump and I suspect a better candidate who has actually run statewide has a better shot.

      •  You're buying too much into hype and news (0+ / 0-)

        Judd's reason for not running is not bullshit.  She can decide what she wants.  Who cares really at this point?  Hardball with Chris Matthews discussed this issue and put the matter to rest.  Former PA Governor Ed Rendell said it best when Ashley Judd's candidacy wasn't so much a referendum on Judd but on the hype that her candidacy has been causing and how that may have been something the GOP could have used against the Democrats in Kentucky.  You really can't say her excuse for not running is bullshit because you aren't Ashley Judd and you may have also not gotten raped twice early on when you were younger.  I can't say I know everything about her but you know, this argument we're having (which is legitimate by the way) is really so assuming of what she is in reality when neither one of us has met Judd.  At this point, who cares the reason why Judd didn't run?  She decided not to and that's fine.

        Perhaps Judd was getting too much attention and it prevented her from deciding herself.  You didn't mention in any of your arguments that Judd actually talked to a lot of national Democrats and those well entrenched in politics for weeks, even months, about assessing a potential U.S. Senate campaign

        However, not a single person who is a skeptic of Ashley Judd's candidacy has proven to me she would have really done damage for Democrats or that it wasn't really serious.  I've seen tons of Judd videos on You Tube and there isn't a single one that proves Judd would not be able to fight back.  All these Democratic strategists, operatives, etc. are really just so general and they never gave any bit of evidence to really back up their claims.

        Either way, what's done is done and I suggest we stop frickin focusing on Judd and start keeping our eye on the prize, which is McConnell's Senate seat, additional House seats in 2014 and making sure the Kentucky Democratic Party doesn't screw up.

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