McConnell’s Democratic challenger: Obama campaigning for me? Pass.

posted at 10:01 pm on February 24, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

I got this, says Alison Lundergan Grimes.

“I speak for myself and don’t need any other surrogate to do that.”

Meanwhile, in Kentucky and Arkansas, President Bill Clinton continues to relish his relative popularity and political usefulness compared to President Obama.

The political terrain is rough in these Senate battleground states. Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is unpopular. Obama himself has soft poll numbers. Many Democrats won’t appear with the president, even though they’ll accept his prodigious fundraising help.

Not so with Clinton, who appears Tuesday in Louisville, Ky., with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat who’s trying to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. It’s perhaps the nation’s hardest-fought Senate race in a state where Obama would be of little help…

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is facing a serious challenge from GOP Rep. Tom Cotton. James Lee Witt, Clinton’s head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is running for Cotton’s House seat and will join Clinton at an event in Hot Springs, Ark., on April 5. And Pat Hays, a former North Little Rock mayor who supported Clinton’s 1992 campaign, is running for another congressional seat.


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Allison Hypenated-Dash-Name has NO CHANCE of winning a general election in Kentucky. She’s a scion of leftist radical families from the Lexington-Frankfort-Louisville I-64 corridor.

Which is RADICALLY more leftist than the state as a whole.

Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name is a Wendy Davis in her beliefs… That doesn’t sell in Kentucky any more than Texas.

Obama is VERY unpopular in Kentucky (we were called FIRST against him in 2008 and 2012) and no wonder she wouldn’t want him here.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Poor 0bama, no one wants him…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Awww, Grimey doesn’t like President Revenge!

22044 on February 24, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Hell, any vote for a democrat is now a vote for socialism.

cozmo on February 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Of course not!

Obama will be campaigning for McConnell !

viking01 on February 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Allison Hypenated-Dash-Name has NO CHANCE of winning a general election in Kentucky. She’s a scion of leftist radical families from the Lexington-Frankfort-Louisville I-64 corridor.

Which is RADICALLY more leftist than the state as a whole.

Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name is a Wendy Davis in her beliefs… That doesn’t sell in Kentucky any more than Texas.

Obama is VERY unpopular in Kentucky (we were called FIRST against him in 2008 and 2012) and no wonder she wouldn’t want him here.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM

But whatever we do, we shouldn’t bump McConnell because suddenly this leftard would be the frontrunner or something. /

Midas on February 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Because he’ll be hugging McConnell on the banks of the Ohio River?

SouthernGent on February 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Hell, any vote for a democrat is now a vote for socialism.

cozmo on February 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

That is the problem in Kentucky, West Virginia, and much of the South.

We’ve traditionally voted democrat locally, because “Kentucky Democrats are conservative”. That simply isn’t true anymore, as demonstrated by the radicalism of governor Steve Bershear, and Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name.

Both represent the radicalism of the Lexington-Frankfort-Lousiville corridor elite (which really isn’t a majority of those areas either) which isn’t any different from Obama or Pelosi.

We’re slow to realize that, sadly. I live in a county that is VERY conservative, yet if you are a registered Republican you most often have no one to vote for in the primary elections, because EVERY local office is won/lost in the Democrat primary (Kentucky is a closed primary state).

Still, though, this is a situation that can’t last much longer.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Woohoo. DITCH MITCH!! GO’BOZO!!!

er, or somethin like that!

WryTrvllr on February 24, 2014 at 10:24 PM

But whatever we do, we shouldn’t bump McConnell because suddenly this leftard would be the frontrunner or something. /

Midas on February 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Not true. In fact, polls have suggested that Bevin would do better against Hypenated-Dash-Name because he has far fewer negatives than McRino alone.

Either will blow her away in the general by 10 points. We don’t need to re nominate McRINO to keep the seat, that’s for sure.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Because he’ll be hugging McConnell on the banks of the Ohio River?

SouthernGent on February 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I’ve lived a mile or less from the banks of the Mighty Ohio (the one thing I really missed the year I spent away from here in North Carolina) my whole life.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM

‘I have so little time left!’ Jane Fonda, 76, reveals she can’t stop crying as she comes to terms with her own mortality

Awwww, the poor ol’ traitorous hag. Cry me a river, Hanoi Jane…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM

George Soros is about 10 years older than her. His life’s ambition has been to take down the United States as the world’s pre-eminent power. He espouses socialism as the means to that end. Obama is his instrument.

I hope both of them go to be rejected by Saint Peter before that end is accomplished.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Liberals are a strange batch..

What to f@ck the country…

But won’t be seen by The One that their constituents voted for..

Electrongod on February 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Hanoi Jane should be glad she wasn’t awarded the Lord Haw Haw departure.

viking01 on February 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I hope Hanoi Jane suffers a miserable and lonely end. I hope she cries a lot more…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Yup, and now he is looking to make money from Europe.

uncommon sense on February 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I hope Hanoi Jane suffers a miserable and lonely end. I hope she cries a lot more…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

It’s a travesty she has lived 7 years longer than Harold Ramis.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Mitch would be a good Chip ‘n Dale dancer!

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Meh.

Horses for courses

Bill Clinton is hugely popular. He won Kentucky in 1992 and 1996. He will get the white working class vote out for Allison Grimes.

President Obama works in the other parts of country. He held rallies in final days in Northern Virginia to get the base out for Terry McAullife and he did get the base out for Terry and put him over the top against Kooknelli.

Might_Is_Right on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Do any Republicans want McConnell campaigning for them?

besser tot als rot on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Do any Republicans want McConnell campaigning for them?

besser tot als rot on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Also, Do Republicans want George W. Bush campaigning for them??

He was not even allowed at RNC conventions in 2008 and 2012.

Will George W. Bush be allowed at RNC Convention in 2016??

Will he?

Might_Is_Right on February 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Maybe he’ll campaign with McConnell.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 12:20 AM

At this point I bet Obama cares not a whit if Dems are scared to campaign with him. I’m not sure his ego works that way.

He cares far more about the nuts and bolts of fundamentally transforming the United States by creating a permanent blue-model dependent class than he does about boarding AF1 to stump for the next red state Dem about to go bye-bye.

In fact, I’ll wager 1,000 Quatloos that such things piss him off because it takes time away from regulation -writing, speech-giving and posing in front of a mirror.

Now if people like Jay Z, Russell Simmons or Robert Mugabe started shunning him, THAT I think would have an effect. But that’s as likely to happen as an August snowstorm in Phoenix, so there you go.

Sacramento on February 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Why not? You’ e done so much for him he just wants to return the favor.

easyt65 on February 25, 2014 at 4:54 AM

Heh…..own him…. he’s all yours

cmsinaz on February 25, 2014 at 5:15 AM

Of course not!
Obama will be campaigning for McConnell !
viking01 on February 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM

My thoughts exactly. Obama can say Mitch The Turtle was instrumental in hiking the debt ceiling and funding Obamacare

Brock Robamney on February 25, 2014 at 6:06 AM

So Grimes avoiding Obama isn’t racist?

And she’s perfectly comfortable campaigning with former President War-on-Womyn?

The hypocrisy is so thick you’d have to cut it with a chainsaw.

Bitter Clinger on February 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM

yeah, I guess as long as the surrogate is an old white guy it is fine. But a sitting “black” President surrogate not so much. Is Grimes a racist?, or is she saying her constituents are?

KY needs to send a message to DC, neither a socialist nor an entrenched enabler wins.

smitty41 on February 25, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Allison Hypenated-Dash-Name has NO CHANCE of winning a general election in Kentucky. She’s a scion of leftist radical families from the Lexington-Frankfort-Louisville I-64 corridor.

Which is RADICALLY more leftist than the state as a whole.

Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name is a Wendy Davis in her beliefs… That doesn’t sell in Kentucky any more than Texas.

Obama is VERY unpopular in Kentucky (we were called FIRST against him in 2008 and 2012) and no wonder she wouldn’t want him here.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM

This. Add the fact in that all of these polls being conducted showing her and McConnell tied or within a point or two if each other are concentrated in the two urban areas which skews any hope of a real result. Additionally, even with Bevin’s being 42-48 points behind McConnell is drawing responses away from him.

Johnnyreb on February 25, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Will George W. Bush be allowed at RNC Convention in 2016??
Will he?
Might_Is_Right on February 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

So Obama is kind of like your Bush.

Chuck Schick on February 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM

If she doesn’t need “surrogates” I guess she doesn’t need Bill Clinton coming to Kentucky to campaign for her either? Complete nonsense “talking points.”

Armyspouse on February 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM