Why Is Karl Rove Wasting Money Attacking Ashley Judd?
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Why Is Karl Rove Wasting Money Attacking Ashley Judd?
Posted by trackfan on 2/8 at 6:40 pm
After all, she's a liberal actress from a red state who would be up against one of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill. Isn't this just a waste of his billionaire friends' money?
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Get your popcorn ready. Karl Rove said Thursday he’s planning much more than a sequel to the attack ad his super PAC premiered earlier this week against actress Ashley Judd, a Democrat, considering a run against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“She’s going to get to know that she’s not going to be able to wait until the screenwriters from California and producers make her look good and prepare the ads and give her lots of lines to memorize so that she can handle these things,” Rove told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “We’re going to make her start saying where she’s coming from.”

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EDIT: All of the red state Democratic senators currently on Capital Hill are Blue Dogs, in good standing with the NRA, not Hollywood liberals like Judd.


This post was edited on 2/8 at 6:43 pm

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Posted by fontell on 2/8 at 6:41 pm to trackfan
Would u rather he go after Winona's big brown beaver?


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Posted by Bushwackers on 2/8 at 6:42 pm to fontell



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Posted by Bestbank Tiger on 2/8 at 7:13 pm to trackfan
Because Karl Rove is a baffoon.


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Posted by jamboybarry on 2/8 at 7:14 pm to Bestbank Tiger
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Because Karl Rove is a baffoon.





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Posted by CarrolltonTiger on 2/8 at 7:16 pm to trackfan
Might be good for business, Its a new PAC and need ID, attacking Judd is doing that. He could be taking in a lot more for atttacking Judd than he is spending on attacking Judd.

How big was the buy, how much did he spend?

The premise that attacking an opponent is a sign of weakness or desperation is somewhat strange



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Posted by NC_Tigah on 2/8 at 7:21 pm to CarrolltonTiger
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Its a new PAC and need ID, attacking Judd is doing that. He could be taking in a lot more for atttacking Judd than he is spending on attacking Judd.
Bingo!



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Posted by LSUwag on 2/8 at 7:24 pm to trackfan
It's the same strategy that the Democrats did to Romney before he was nominated. They poisoned the well by attacking him while he was still in a battle for his nomination. It is difficult to fight two political campaigns at the same time.

She is intending to challenge Mitch McConnell. He is a very important person to the GOP.



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Posted by Vlad The Inhaler on 2/8 at 7:51 pm to trackfan
Rove us about making money not winning big picture. Why is also attacking tea party candidates? Judd is a buffoon and should stick to reading lines and looking pretty.


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Posted by CarrolltonTiger on 2/8 at 7:52 pm to Vlad The Inhaler
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Why is also attacking tea party candidates?


Who really wants turds in the punch bowl?



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Posted by trackfan on 2/8 at 9:09 pm to LSUwag
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It's the same strategy that the Democrats did to Romney before he was nominated. They poisoned the well by attacking him while he was still in a battle for his nomination. It is difficult to fight two political campaigns at the same time.

She is intending to challenge Mitch McConnell. He is a very important person to the GOP.

Judd =/= Romney




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Posted by Paluka on 2/8 at 10:44 pm to trackfan
He's just having fun. He's bored!


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Posted by CarrolltonTiger on 2/8 at 10:46 pm to trackfan
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Judd =/= Romney


so what

strategy = strategy; elections = elections



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Posted by TenTex on 2/9 at 8:03 am to trackfan
Rove still does not get it. Running the ad only continues to hurt the GOP. Rove thinks he's getting double bang for his bucks by attacking Hollywood and a potential challenger to McConnell. Judd is a savvy media public figure. She will use that to her advantage. And its obvious the GOP is nervous about losing more Senate seats. To think they have to worry about Kentucky shows how concerned the GOP is.


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Posted by trackfan on 2/9 at 9:03 am to TenTex
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Rove still does not get it. Running the ad only continues to hurt the GOP. Rove thinks he's getting double bang for his bucks by attacking Hollywood and a potential challenger to McConnell. Judd is a savvy media public figure. She will use that to her advantage. And its obvious the GOP is nervous about losing more Senate seats. To think they have to worry about Kentucky shows how concerned the GOP is.

Amen! If the Republicans have to worry about a Hollywood liberal with no political experience poaching a senate seat in red state like Kentucky, they have major problems. I don't think the party is in that bad a shape, and it shouldn't be fighting down to someone of Judd's weight class.



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Posted by trackfan on 3/17 at 10:27 am to trackfan
Republicans may not have to worry about Judd after all. It seems that she's having trouble getting the blessings of the Democratic powerbrokers.

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Ashley Judd is seen by many political observers as Democrats' best bet to upset Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year, but the party's powerbrokers have so far been unwilling to commit to backing the actress-turned-activist. Via Politico:


The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is not throwing its weight behind Ashley Judd yet. On a conference call with reporters Monday, the committee’s executive director, Guy Cecil, described the actress Monday as one in "a handful of quality candidates in Kentucky."



He would not directly deny a report in the Louisville Eccentric Observer that his committee is reevaluating Judd and giving a second look at Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes after a poll conducted for the DSCC found her outperforming Judd against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.


While Grimes doesn't have the national profile that Judd does, she has proved successful at the state level, beating an incumbent Democrat in a 2011 primary on her way to a general election victory that November. She is also the daughter of Jerry Lundergan, the former state party chairman, which is likely one reason Democratic officials are in no hurry to pick a winner before the primary battle even begins.

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The little fact that Judd was willing to spend a year at Harvard a couple of years ago earning a Master's in Public Administration indicates to me that she really wants this, since I doubt she would do something that drastic as research for a movie roll.



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Posted by lsuohiofan on 3/17 at 11:57 am to trackfan
Read a story by the WAPO that basically says the Dems are backing away from her. She is a nut case. Personally and politically. She wants to run in Ky and lives in Tenn. She will be going through a divorce.

There are all kinds of issues that are not going to attract Ky voters. This is not the liberal northeast!



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Posted by VOR on 3/17 at 12:00 pm to CarrolltonTiger
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Why is also attacking tea party candidates?


Who really wants turds in the punch bowl?





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Posted by SlowFlowPro on 3/17 at 12:02 pm to TenTex
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Rove still does not get it. Running the ad only continues to hurt the GOP.

why are early attacks on GOP candidates smart when DEMs do it, but when the GOP does it, it's desperate?

the GOP is just following the trends that the DEMs started



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Posted by Interception on 3/17 at 2:00 pm to trackfan
Democrats in Kentucky are even running away from Judd. She is too liberal to be elected in Kentucky and the Democrats know McConnell is not all that popular.

ETA: Rove cost a lot of millionaires in 2012. He is still trying to prove he is relevant in American politics.


This post was edited on 3/17 at 2:05 pm

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