Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cosmo Endorses Allison Lundergan Grimes
Cosmopolitan Magazine has announced that it is endorsing Allison Lundergan Grimes. The rationale given was that Grimes is pro-choice, whereas Mitch McConnell has said that he will introduce legislation to ban late-term abortions. As Cosmo put it, Grimes has
earned endorsements from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and she's recommended by EMILY's List.
Cosmo is trying to boost the Dems' War on Women's Ladyparts narrative in an effort to turn out young single women. Grimes' already had their vote.
Married women, in contrast, will not be impressed with the Cosmo endorsement. To the contrary, many Kentucky women find the magazine off-putting. It is a slutty, silly magazine that objectifies women. Really gross. The endorsement just underscores how unserious Grimes is as a candidate, and how unsuited she is to represent Kentucky.
It will be interesting to see how Grimes handles the endorsement and even more interesting to know to what extent the Grimes campaign actually courted Cosmo to get the endorsement.