Monday, October 18, 2010

Jack Conway for US Senate: What were they thinking?

We've been following the Senate races here at People Liking People and there's one in particular that has us scratching our heads. Kentucky has presented us with a great opportunity to gain a democratic seat in the Senate, as the Republican incumbent Jim Bunning decided not to run for re-election due to his unfavorable chances to win. It's pretty typical that unless someone is retiring due to old age or moving on to another position, the incumbent runs for re-election. In most cases it's an easy win, you've already earned the trust of the voters before and you're able to pull in a lot of support from all the relationships you've built while in office. So when someone decides not to run again because they're afraid of losing, it's a strong sign that they royally screwed up and the other party should have a really good chance to use this to their advantage.

Unfortunately this probably won't be the case for the election in KY because for some reason unbeknownst to us, the state democratic party propped up this absolute clown by the name of Jack Conway. This should be the easiest win in the history of Senatorial campaigns because the Republican candidate is Rand Paul, a guy who's never held a political position in his life and has only got as far has he has riding on his dad's name. Jack Conway is currently the attorney general of Kentucky and we're not quite sure how much pole he had to suck to get where he is today but unfortunately that's just not going to cut it when you're running for Senate in KY. This isn't San Fransisco we're talking about here.

The issues of the day are unemployment, the economy, health care, and our war activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. What Jack Conway's big issue? Combatting drug use. I swear every time we turn on a debate with Jack Conway and Rand Paul or see him being interviewed, he constantly brings up how we need to crack down on drug use. What is this, the mid 1980s? Right now we're at a time where support for the legalization of marijuana is higher than it's ever been before and everyone has realized that the drug war has been a complete failure, and this jackass decides that's going to be his big platform?

What were they thinking letting this ass clown run for Senate? Really guys? This is the best you could come up with, in a crucial race where there was a real possibility that we could switch the seat from R to D? Most people wouldn't trust Jack Conway to get their order right at McDonalds, let alone be elected a U.S. Senator. This was a golden opportunity and we completely dropped the ball. I wouldn't be surprised if whoever encouraged Jack Conway to run and made him think he actually had a chance is actually a republican infiltrator. Please get your shit together guys, this douche needs to be completely kicked out of the party.

By the way, is it just us or does this guy Conway give anyone else that creepy Ted Haggard type vibe?

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