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

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  •  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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