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March 29, 2013

How Democrats Avoided a Debacle and How We Should Do Similarly

At Hot Air, of course.

Although former President Bill Clinton was publicly neutral, his decision to meet with and counsel a Judd rival, 34-year-old Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Owensboro earlier this month had an impact. The assumption, at first disputed by Clinton allies, was that he was backing Grimes. News of the meeting, first reported by HuffPost, together with the lack of support for Judd from current and past Kentucky leaders — including incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear — showed that Judd would have had to attempt a hostile takeover of the party…

Although Judd had the backing of Louisville-based supporters of Barack Obama, led by former Obama finance chief Matthew Barzun, the president’s advisers in Washington were openly hostile to the idea of her candidacy. That circle, including former Obama top adviser David Plouffe, worried not only that Judd was too liberal and inexperienced for Kentucky, but that Republicans would use her candidacy and Hollywood background to attack Democratic Senate candidates running in other red states…

Ann Coulter talked about this at CPAC -- or rather how the GOP isn't dong this. Beginning at 6:54, she discusses not having the Senate do to "narcissism" and "showing off" for other conservatives -- that is, people trying to out-conservative each other until they do such a terrific job of winning that contest that they lose elections.


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