Behold, the magnificent campaign website of Mitch McConnell’s opponent
posted at 2:28 pm on July 2, 2013 by Guy Benson
As Ed mentioned earlier, Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her intention to challenge Mitch McConnell in Kentucky yesterday afternoon, touching off a comedy of errors. Nearly 24 hours after she declared her candidacy, this is what Grimes’ official campaign website looked like:
Remember, this is a major party’s top recruit for a United States Senate race that it insists will be competitive. So why has Grimes’ roll-out been such a clusterfark? A local news report suggests that the candidate hadn’t even made up her own mind when she arrived at yesterday’s announcement venue:
Even Alison Lundergan Grimes didn’t know what she would announce to the world late Monday afternoon when she arrived at the building she used as the headquarters for her campaign in 2011. Or, at least, she didn’t let on to the more than 100 supporters she called there that she had made a decision about running for the U.S. Senate until the very end of the meeting. Interviews with more than a half-dozen people who attended the meeting — several of whom asked not to be quoted — yielded descriptions of Grimes’ approach to the announcement as “unorthodox,” “unprecedented,” “fascinating” and, at times, “surreal.” Instead of telling supporters whether she was running for Senate, Grimes opened it up for them to tell her what they thought. After the first several people spoke, Grimes began calling on others by name to give their takes. After nearly an hour, a consensus emerged: she should run for the party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Indecisive, disorganized, inexperienced, left-wing leadership for Kentucky. There’s your bumper sticker slogan, Team Grimes.
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