Ashley Judd vs. Rand Paul in 2016?
Margaret Carlson: Democrats won't get rid her of twice
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
Ashley Judd watches a Kentucky basketball game on March 15.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(Newser) – Democrats made a mistake in pressuring Ashley Judd to bow out of a Senate race against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, writes Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg. The actress "has looks, intelligence, talent, common sense, and grit," not to mention a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. McConnell, on the other hand, is unloved by conservatives and thus vulnerable. This would have been the perfect year for Democrats to set up an insider-vs-outsider race, but they were apparently afraid of getting tagged as "the party of elites" by nominating an actor.

Don't the names Reagan or Schwarzenegger ring a bell? Democrats blew it. "Without Judd, they don’t have a candidate," writes Carlson. But Judd fans may not have long to wait. "I’m betting that Judd of Double Jeopardy will re-emerge to take on Kentucky’s other senator in 2016," writes Carlson. That would be Rand Paul. "Democrats won’t eliminate her twice." Click for Carlson's full column.

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Apr 4, 2013 6:49 AM CDT
So, another Holly "ROTTEN" Wood" actress, to run for congress? She has what experience? Rand Paul, however has much experience and he is one of the few who I do see that he is genuine! Please, she needs to stay in Holly ROTTEN" Wood and be a Hypocrite, Oh I am sorry, I mean actor...or are they the same!
Apr 3, 2013 11:38 PM CDT
BAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA! I'm sure she'd get plenty of votes from braindead liberals, but she still wouldn't stand a chance in hell.
Apr 3, 2013 6:57 PM CDT
turd sandwich or giant douche which one will be your choice?