3,000 Flock To See Bill Clinton and Alison Grimes While McConnell Rally Draws Crickets

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Kentucky Senate

Momentum is definitely not on the side of Mitch McConnell. While Alison Lundergan Grimes and Bill Clinton drew a crowd of 3,000, the majority of attendees at Mitch McConnell’s rally were campaign staffers.

It was a tale of two tweets.

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The Grimes rally in Owensboro, KY:

This was the scene at McConnell’s rally:

McConnell’s struggles to draw a crowd are nothing new. It is why the Republican Party is bribing people to pretend to support McConnell during his bus tour.

The Hill reported,

In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched Monday. Meals, lodging and transportation are included in the trip.

“Senator McConnell is seeking volunteers to join him on a 3-day campaign bus tour around the state on October 20-22 to show our support for Kentucky coal. You would join local supporters in contributing to an enthusiastic atmosphere at each of his events,” she wrote.

The mainstream media are saying that Grimes is the candidate who is running a bad campaign, but she isn’t the candidate who has to pay people to be her friend. Anytime a campaign has to start busing in and paying supporters to be there, it is a sign of a campaign that lacks support.

It is even worse when a campaign has to bribe the supporters to show up. Alison Grimes is attracting thousands of people to her rallies while Mitch McConnell crowds are made up of people on his payroll.

This contrast makes it easy to spot who is running a bad campaign and here’s a hint for the mainstream press. It isn’t Alison Lundergan Grimes.

30 Replies to “3,000 Flock To See Bill Clinton and Alison Grimes While McConnell Rally Draws Crickets”

  1. How much coffee to you have to sip in the morning to know its hot? Not much. Even a sample of 100 can give a good indication of what’s going on. Ask any statistician.

  2. I have never ever been called. Im 63! It seems like they go out of their way to only ask RWers. So they get the poll they want. But lies dont make facts. As Romney saw. Stop lying republicans! Its all you do! Your an awful people and party. Terrible. Mean greedy lying conniving hateful bigoted this is all i see and hear coming out of your mouths. But you want ME to vote for you? Thats like me saying please beat me, deny me food, deny me a job and even healthcare. Yup thats what RWingers vote for. Everytime. They make min wage starving and still vote for GOP ah’s. Cause thats all they are.

  3. HOORAY for Alison Grimes!!! You KEEP on TRUCKING! Glad to hear Bill Clinton is helping out! He draws GREAT CROWDS!!!

  4. I have never been called either.
    The Rethuglicans are to blame also beside the media. The media seems to be funded by the Koch Bros. so I have heard. Listening to a radio station about two weeks ago, a guest was telling the moderator the way the Rs are rigging the poll numbers. Sorry but did not hear the rest of the story, but I got the gist of it all.
    Sure didn’t surprise me. To think these slime balls are getting away with it. Unbelievable.

  5. The stupid Media is doing the polling every two hours an look what happened to Mitt Romney! Keep saying because Grimes want to keep her vote Private an keep some of her Freedom this country is fast losing, that she a bad candidate. But this is local, not National. An they forget that some People actually remember when Laura Bush states the same thing, that it was her vote an it’s private. Some of us Remember that, an I wonder how many Ky happen to remember that Laura Bush thought this was one of our Freedoms this country affords us, is our vote is OUR”S an it don’t belong to any one else!

  6. Mitch McConnell is terrible. Does he even live in Kentucky anymore. I heard a rumor that he sold his house and lives permanently in the DC area. No wonder he never hears the people of Kentucky complaining about his poor representation. The ratpublicans in my area complain about democrats, but this guy runs around with a sign on his back that says: I don’t care what you think because I’ve got a job to do for the Koch brothers. McConnell is an ass.

  7. In KY?? I don’t think so. Sounds ‘outsider’ talk. 315 million will not be asked to vote in Kentucky’s election.

  8. You said you hadn’t been called, I said there are 315 million of us. The odds of getting called are not in your favor. I didnt realize you were only talking kentucky

  9. McConnell is not likeable. He’s boorish and lacks charisma. He’s been in Washington 30 years, and is as charismatic as a limp noodle. McConnell is also old, and tired, he already has one foot in the ground, he looks as if the death angel will arrive at any moment.
    Ooh, and KY has a population of around 4 million.

  10. McConnell has to go. He’s screwed over more people than any other American politician except maybe Boehner. They just don’t care if 10 million American lives are circling the bowl just because they both decided to block bill after bill after bill, to not even allow them to be voted on. Wow, blocking the voting process in a democracy. What a charming concept.

    Both of them need to be jobless in two weeks.

  11. The issue with Grimes is that she wants to keep the sanctity of the voting booth but then talks about voting for Hillary.

  12. Alison turned her back on her party and her beliefs! I voted for Obama and it sickens me that she has to play games and hide her true beliefs to get votes!

    You know what lying and catering to a crowd to get votes is, typical politician! If she cant answer questions, then she is no different than Mitch…and I will not get out and vote for her…maybe I’ll write in someone, but not for her!

  13. McConnell is a dinosaur. Out with the old, in with the new fresh thinkers. I don’t care if it is Republican or Democrat or Independent….just someone with common sense and the genuine compassion for us, the constituents. Many, MANY of those in Congress and the Senate need to move on.

  14. Admittedly, I am in Illinois, but wanted to share how I get A LOT of calls. Here is my demographic:
    White
    Female
    Age 28 – 45
    Business owner
    Registered Independent

    Does that help understand what they are looking for? Incidentally, with the Rauner campaign (hard right R) for IL governor called me, they were audibly shocked and stuttered a bit to find I was not voting for him. :)

  15. SO…you are essentially endorsing Mitch then? It is a pure numbers game. More Republicans get off the couch due to outrage and fear. THey vote in higher numbers. BUT the last two cycles have seen a narrowing margin where elections are getting determined by very, very small numbers.

    Here is her site: http://alisonforkentucky.com/issues/ Look under the Issues and Action Plan tabs. Which of these did she go back on again?

  16. Mark, if you voted for President Obama, then you obviously do not like McConnell.

    Please vote for Alison Grimes; I understand what you are saying, but VOTE..just look at your vote for AG as a vote AGAINST McConnell. Not voting is a vote FOR McConnell.

  17. What?? That is not a problem. That is her right. She can tell or not tell what details she wants. It is called freedom. It is called privacy in the voting booth and you also protected by it

  18. Democrats in Kentucky see a breath of Fresh Air coming. It’s from Allison Grimes. McConell’s Air is putrid, and Kentucky needs to be fumigated and rid of these entrenched politicians like McConnell who thinks that he can do whatever and not pay the consequences. He think Kentucky is a fiefdom to be visited from DC whenever he needs to BS the crowds to keep them howling for his crumbs. Republicans in Kentucky should take a chance and Vote for a Democrat for a real change in their lives and Kentucky’s. Enough of McConnell and his stinking NO games. A thorn in President Obama’s (you know what?)

  19. He lives in a small condo in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. The surrounding area is bordered by Allison for Kentucky signs. Mitch doesn’t get much love in his hometown. Whenever he is put out of our misery, I’m sure he’ll sell the condo and move permanently to Washington, to become a lobbyist. The sooner the better!

  20. 3000 Flock to See Bill Clinton, McConnell Rally Draws Crickets. That should be the headline. Though, Ms. Grimes is rather attractive, so maybe some of those 3000 did go to see her.

  21. Ack! That’s pollution of a great neighborhood! I used to live in the lowlands of the Highlands (over close to Valetta, that leads to Cherokee and Seneca Parks. Sad to think of Mitch in the Highlands! I’m so looking forward to voting against him (again)….

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