Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fear and Loathing on the Demo-blogs

Can somebody please move the primary to October? I don't want the fun to end. Take the ongoing debate on the Demo-blogs about who would be the Biggest Loser as the Democratic nominee to face Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jake from Page One describes the purpose of the Democratic nominee:

I have always said Mitch can't be beaten in November. But Bruce can make him spend his mountain of cash in Kentucky instead of in five other states electing five other right-wing shills. (Emphasis added.)

Ben Carter from Bluegrass Roots, in contrast, is so captivated by Greg Fischer he doesn't seem to care that Fischer's approval rating has not even broken into double digits.

We agree that Bruce’s chances are zero, but simply disagree about Greg’s chances. I think he has a chance, you don’t. . . . I think it also explains the ultimate source of our disagreement: while you are in search of a candidate who can lose least bad, I am looking for the candidate with the best chance of winning. I believe that candidate is Greg Fischer. (Emphasis added.)

The Rural Democrat reported the cat fight and concluded:

I will throw a little shock grenade in on this fight and say BOTH blogs are disconnected from Kentucky politics.

Not quite. Both agree that if Lunsford is the nominee -- which he will be -- McConnell wins.


Jake said...

What gets my goat is that anyone could possibly naively believe Fischer has a shot. He can't spend his own money so what makes anyone thing he could make McConnell spend money? I don't get it.

Bridget M. Bush said...

If Fischer would release his financial disclosure statement, we'd get to see exactly how much of his own money he's not spending.

KYJurisDoctor said...

Jake is right, of course, but that doesn't mean that Ben isn't entitled to continue to have (lost) hope for his candidate.

Bridget M. Bush said...

Fischer needs to run for Senator of Shangra-la.