I can say with a hateful certainty that I know my stuff, I have won two races (One local, one statewide as a Campaign Manager) that I should have lost and lost a close race as an unofficial adviser that we should have won. So you have my freaking resume, happy (And no, DO NOT give the Grimes Campaign my Cell!!)... Now you get some free advice, no charge and no need to send me a thank-you card.
Mrs. Grimes; what in the hell are you doing? Especially channeling your inner redneck holding that shotgun, something you have NEVER been exposed to, just stop it. Don't do the tough girl routine either, its makes some folks a little uncomfortable because you don't have the face for it. You need a little white hair and big bun to pull that off. So... just stop it.
Now to the meat of the issue; what in the hell are you going to do to salvage any hope of defeating Mitch McConnell? How about tune in the people and tune into the only thing you have left, the exact same thing you had in the beginning; a very strong anti McConnell sentiment that runs deep across this great Commonwealth. And no I am not talking about the bullshit attack on Mitch not showing up for work. Why? Because most people in the Commonwealth who are politically conscience know damn well that you wouldn't even qualify for unemployment benefits considering you've worked as Secretary of State for maybe a week total since you've been in office. The folks on the ground know this, the old men at the Barber Shop know this, the old men at Hardees on Main Street know this, and the old women at Church know this. So just stop it.
Anti McConnell sentiment, Anti McConnell sentiment, Anti McConnell sentiment..... Repeat 100 times every morning before you brush your teeth Mrs. Grimes. If you can convince the people of the Commonwealth this and this only you have a chance. Reinforce this natural feeling among the electorate, especially Democrats and yes even a few Republicans. But the electorate in Kentucky are not a bunch of fools either. They would rather hold their noses one more time and send McConnell back to Washington because they will not send a wet-behind-the-ears kid to represent our Commonwealth.
If there is no energy among the Democratic operatives (and there is ZERO in the tank as far as enthusiasm) then there is no energy among the base. This is the poison that will defeat Grimes. She has ran a run-of-the-mill, go through the motions campaign and I predicted 7 months ago this would get her beat and it is.
Realize why we have this strong Anti McConnell sentiment and pounce on it.
What has he done for the good people of this Commonwealth? (History lesson time)
Mitch McConnell was nothing more than a GOP bag-man for the first 2 decades in Washington. He was the Darth Vader of Campaign Finance reform. He continuously filed suit after suit, filibustered his narrow ass off against any type of reform with regard to campaign finance. McConnell is responsible for this modern insane campaign money machine. The same money machine that makes everyone who thinks about sick, dog sick, especially when they realize that Corporations are now people to who have the same 1st Amendment rights as a normal citizen. McConnell could give a damn about the average Kentuckian so give Kentuckians a history lesson.
What has he really done for coal?
Never mind in 2007 that McConnell wouldn't co-sponsor a bill, with fellow Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning, that would have expanded a 2007 Gasoline blending bill to include coal to liquid fuel. Where was the filibuster? Where was the hell raising? Maybe McConnell stayed mute because of all the big natural gas money flowing into his campaign. Maybe the now bust ethanol backers padded those campaign coffers. Either way when horizontal drilling came on-line McConnell knew damn well it was the beginning of the end for coal. What does he do in response? Takes large cash contributions from those who put the boot on the neck of Kentucky's coal miners.
Is Elaine Choa really off limits? Well considering that she has received mega compensations from a very anti-coal corporation I think she is fair game.
"McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, a former U.S. labor secretary, is a Wells Fargo director. Chao has received $684,000 in compensation from Wells Fargo since 2011, according to proxy statements. Wonder if the Kentucky Coal Association will demand that McConnell divorce her? Herald Leader