Here it is, a possible easy button for the Lundergan Grimes campaign. This could be the one chance she has to stick it to Mitch McConnell in way that doesn't sound like that proverbial broken record. The Grimes campaign reminds me of the character Steve played by Edward Norton in the movie The Italian Job, the running joke in the movie is Steve has "No Imagination".
The rehashed BS, with all the fixings, has been thrown at McConnell time and time again. A standard type of scripted campaign might have worked for Grimes if the general were held in March but considering the GOP surge in the polls as of late the outcome has become all but predictable. When a PPP poll, which leans heavily toward the Democratic Party, shows McConnell with a 5 point lead, then at that time his lead was well outside the margin of error. The McConnell machine is rolling and while the major polling average still shows the race within the margin of error the polling trend for the Grimes campaign is dismal and if she doesn't do something quick then McConnell will serve another 6 year term in the U.S. Senate.
As you can see in the graph above Grimes needs to make a move. The script is not working. Attacking McConnell for not showing up to work is a laughable, desperate and shows "No Imagination". Grimes campaigning on her "Proven Record" is a joke, considering she has been an elected official for like 5 minutes, and yet again it shows "No Imagination". And bringing the U.M.W.A President to Hazard, considering his organization represents about 2 coal miners in the Commonwealth, is also a predictable tactic and shows, you got it, "No Imagination".
Its too late to fire and rehire a motivated senior staff for her campaign so you have to crank up the machine with the parts you have. I am waiting, and have been for months, to see something different from Grimes campaign and the Jesse Benton situation has "something different" written all over it.
Lets kick back and see if the Alison Lundergan Grimes Campaign can bring the stuff, lets see if she can be the junk yard dog because the way its going, if polling means anything, she needs to get mad dog mean in a hurry. The only thing she has going for her is something she cannot control and thats the anti McConnell sentiment present in the Commonwealth. At the end of the day that may be enough, if it rains on election day, but if trends can be trusted Grimes is in BIG trouble unless she shows some "Imagination".