Actress and lefty activist Ashley Judd has long been a vocal supporter of President Obama; one look at her Twitter feed could tell you that. Now, some have speculated that she's mulling a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014 -- and she doesn't deny it. Her statement to the Louisville Courier-Journal indicates that we might see the most high-profile Senate candidate since Al Franken (D-MN):
I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while Im very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so lets focus on coming together to keep moving Americas families, and especially our kids, forward, Judd said in a statement released by her publicist.
Judd is being touted by Democrats as a possible opponent for McConnell, the Senate minority leader who will be running for a sixth term.
If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville said in an interview Wednesday, referring to the Senate race in Massachusetts.
Democrats like the idea of the fundraising power she could generate, although that same article notes that her opposition to coal mining could get her in trouble in a state that still relies on the industry. But as she even noted, the 2012 election is barely over. Thankfully, we have some time before this story really develops.
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Would I be surprised if Ashley Judd won, NO. Look at Eliz. Warren, she was a faux Cherokee who gained the system by feigning Native American heritage because an aunt told her she had high cheekbones.
She also practiced law with NO law degrees from MA, NJ or TX. None at all; but who cares ... she is special.
The work is already beginning. We need to determine who is up for election in 2014 and we need to determine who of them are in our respective states and we need to get to work getting them out if they are not producing or re-elected if they are. IF they are non-productive Repubicans, we need to find others more qualified to challenge them within the party.
The democrats are already planning for 2016 and it will be Hillary.
The GOP if they want to win better start making the goundwork early because that democratic ground machine is powerful.
Romney's team was no match and more will come out.
Sheila, I am not so convinced as yet that Hillary will run again. It will depend on how much pressure Bill puts on her but don't think she will listen to him; based on things he has said, she has her own mind. I think that she has lost faith and trust in the Democratic Party and will go a different direction. I think that her appearance says a lot about her right now; she has never let herself go like she is now; I wonder if she is well.
Linda: I just heard that Gen. Petraeus resigned over an affair and will not be testifying to U.S. Congress about Benghazi.
I think this is all part of a cover up and Hillary's reputation will be intact.
I don't trust anyone of these liberal progressive democrats; they are beyond belief.
So he became the sacrificial lamb I take it; how Obama and Clinton; that is what Billy Clinton was promised, that Hillary would walk away clean of this scandal. Disgusting and why am I surprised?
I don't know and I don't want to start conspiracy theories.
I do know that bill clinton said 4 yrs. ago that Barack obama was the biggest fairy tale ever spun on the American people. and 4 yrs. later, he is campaigning extremely hard for him and the last day going into PA 4 times to boost his presidency re-election.
It is a complete contradiction; it does not make any sense.
But do the democrats make any sense, they are skilled phonies and liars.
sometimes Bill clinton speaks the truth and he did so in anger when he stated barack was the biggest fairy tale... that was true.
these people have no morals or scruples and it is hard to assess them as normal human beings because they are not.
You are right on the mark, Sheila.
Diane et al ... this is the infamous YouTube video clip of Bill Clinton's complete speech on Obama as the Biggest Fairy Tale ever!
On this video, we find that Obama has removed all speeches which incriminated him from the internet. Bill Clinton lets it all out here; yet in this campaign, he goes around propping him up, WHY?
I think all of us know the answers.
If for no other reason, Sheila, than he is a Democrat and had to make it up to the Party for criticizing Obama in the first place. I do think Bill Clinton now invisions himself as the "Ted Kennedy" of the Democratic Party and, quite frankly, he is if you consider other potential people that could have that position. That is something the Democratic Party has always had to have; their "go to guy"; the man whose support was critical to their advancement in the Party. Bill Clinton would never have been nominated for President without it; regardless of Soros, Obama still needed that support, too.
The problem with Bill Clinton is that he is a legend in his own mind. Let's face it....he's a sleeze bag. He was impeached for lying under oath and he was having sex in our White House with a very young Monica Lewinsky. Remember the cigar? Remember the dress?
Clinton had the audacity when campaigning for Obama to ask the crowd, "Would you vote for someone who lies to you?" Breathtaking...coming from a past president who had not one paramour but three from the time he was governor and then he brought it to the White House.
President Kennedy, another democrat who couldn't keep his pants zipped up, was no saint and it pains me when people talk about what a great president he was. He was far from great.