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Does Alison Grimes have a reasonable chance to beat the turtle? (Original Post) Stuart G Aug 2014 OP
RACHEL MADDOW JUST HAD SEGMENT ---- mc connell's top guy may be criminal trueblue2007 Aug 2014 #1
Chance? Yes. Stonepounder Aug 2014 #2
<<it depends on a) voter turnout and b) how well the Republicans can suppress the vote.>> Vote Cal33 Aug 2014 #10
I think it's going to be a close one - I certainly hope she wins A Little Weird Aug 2014 #3
And that's how we win. n/t SmittynMo Aug 2014 #7
Hell yes! LloydS of New London Aug 2014 #4
Kicking in honor of bigtree. eom littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #5
It would make my year if Alison won SmittynMo Aug 2014 #6
A chance SillyPinkBunny Aug 2014 #8
Welcome to DU! Beaverhausen Aug 2014 #9
I also welcome you and I would like to add what you say I suspect will be very true.. Stuart G Aug 2014 #11
If Democrats put in money and effort, the turtle may have gone down in 08'. Dawson Leery Aug 2014 #12
Lawrence just gave her a soft ball interview oldandhappy Aug 2014 #13

trueblue2007

(17,460 posts)
1. RACHEL MADDOW JUST HAD SEGMENT ---- mc connell's top guy may be criminal
Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:29 PM
Aug 2014

tied to michelle bachman and ron paul bribary scandal. guy has been found guilty of taking $$$ and ron pauls top guy is handling Turtleman's senate campaign.

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
2. Chance? Yes.
Wed Aug 27, 2014, 11:09 PM
Aug 2014

Last edited Thu Aug 28, 2014, 09:52 PM - Edit history (1)

How much of a chance? It all depends.

Kentucky is changing. The urban populations are growing and becoming more progressive. The old, white, red necks are ageing out. Alison has come out with some devastating ads - Mitch quoted as saying jobs 'are not my business'. While Mitch's best shot is 'she agrees with Obama and them Hollywood librls'. And "she's against 'our way of life'" - whatever that is.

Polls are showing them neck and neck. So, from what I can see here in Northern Ky, it depends on a) voter turnout and b) how well the Republicans can suppress the vote.

 

Cal33

(7,018 posts)
10. <<it depends on a) voter turnout and b) how well the Republicans can suppress the vote.>> Vote
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 04:55 PM
Aug 2014

suppression is a crime, isn't it? And paperless electronic voting machines are still being
used.

Do you see how Republican crimes are more or less accepted by Democrats as normal?
How did we let it come this far. Are we playing the role of enablers? They must be
laughing at us for our stupidity. We are letting them get away with every dirty and
criminal trick in the book.

A Little Weird

(1,754 posts)
3. I think it's going to be a close one - I certainly hope she wins
Wed Aug 27, 2014, 11:39 PM
Aug 2014

I ran into my very right-wing uncle and aunt a few weeks ago and they were considering voting for Grimes. They both clearly had no love for McConnell but the idea of voting for a dem was something they were struggling with. They were going on about how good her ads are and how she seems to have good sense. I, of course, agreed wholeheartedly and said that I thought that McConnell had been in office 30 years and hadn't done much for us so we should give somebody new a shot.

I know anecdotal data is not worth much to a lot of people, but that encounter gave me a lot of hope. I have many right-wing relatives and I am going to work on them all the way up until election day.

SmittynMo

(3,544 posts)
6. It would make my year if Alison won
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 08:01 AM
Aug 2014

My only concern is her brashness. But this is politics, where apparently nothing is held back. What I like is she is one of the few Dems with big enough balls to speak her mind with conviction. She makes turtle boy look like the idiot he really is. And I think it's going to put her over the top. Just think, no more turtle wax... Ummmm Yep

Note to self: Jon Stewart does one of the best turtle impression, ever.. Almost as good as the original.

SillyPinkBunny

(3 posts)
8. A chance
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:37 PM
Aug 2014

She has a good chance, even better now that McConnell's campaign manager appears to be tied into the bribery scandal in Iowa. It's going to be a bitter, vicious race to the very end.

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
11. I also welcome you and I would like to add what you say I suspect will be very true..
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 07:38 PM
Aug 2014
" It's going to be a bitter, vicious race to the very end."

I remember how the McConnell campaign went after Ford who ran against turtle last time. It waited till the last couple of weeks before the election, and then brought out the real ugly muck. Some racist crap. But this time will be much worse. Grimes has a real chance to win I believe, after some thought, and when the shit hits, it is going to be very ugly. I will not be surprised at anything, especially if Grimes is even or a little ahead.

A turtle loss would force him to stick his head back inside, and I sure would like to see that one..

Dawson Leery

(19,348 posts)
12. If Democrats put in money and effort, the turtle may have gone down in 08'.
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 08:30 PM
Aug 2014

He won by 6 points. He never won by less than 20 before then.

oldandhappy

(6,719 posts)
13. Lawrence just gave her a soft ball interview
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 10:13 PM
Aug 2014

zowie. I support Alison. But the free rein he gave her surprised me. She got all her shots in! Sorry, no idea re your question. But I will be watching for more comments, smile.

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