Alison Lundergan Grimes took the stage in Kentucky and delivered a punch in the nose to Chuck Todd by proclaiming that she will not be bullied by the Meet The Press moderator.
During a rally in Kentucky will Bill Clinton, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes said, “Kentucky is ready for a senator that’s an independent thinker that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people for this state. One that won’t be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd. We can do this Kentucky.”
Chuck Todd has been crying crocodile tears about how he never wanted to inject himself into the center of the campaign, but his comments about Alison Grimes disqualifying herself by refusing to say if she voted for President Obama have done exactly that.
It turns out that while he was trying to sabotage Grimes, Chuck Todd did her a big favor. Todd has become the perfect foil for Grimes to make her point that Washington is trying to tell Kentucky what kind of senator they deserve. Todd’s comments were so ignorant of the needs of the people of Kentucky that he is the embodiment of why Mitch McConnell should not be sent back to the Senate.
The media are trying to bully Alison Lundergan Grimes by dismissing her chances of winning because the press has already determined that Republicans are going to win control of the Senate. The media have already decide that the 2014 election is about voters rejecting Barack Obama. By claiming that Grimes disqualified herself, Todd was just pushing his preconceived storyline for the election.
The reality is that the media doesn’t get to decide who controls the Senate. It’s up to the voters. That’s why Alison Lundergan Grimes is in a position to defeat Mitch McConnell. Grimes and every other Democrat should not be bullied or dejected by the media’s coverage.
Democrats control their own destinies. If they vote, they will win.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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