Friday, April 25, 2014

Last Chance for Kentucky Dems to Win Statewide Office Bows Out

I've been saying it for seven years: If Crit Luallen wouldn't accept the Governor's Office on a platter in 2007, she has no interest in ever running for it.

But she's also the only Kentucky Democrat who can win statewide office in the current climate.  Hell, she could beat Mitch McConnell and both she and Mitch know it.

I'd vote for Crit anywhere, anytime, for any office, because she is fucking great at everything she does.She turned the Auditor's Office from a waste of time and money a beacon of efficiency and good government and scourge of corruption and incompetence everywhere.

But she's done, y'all. She's left us to the clown car of Conway and Edelen and Stumbo and Lil' Andy Beshear.

Sam Youngman at the Herald:

Former State Auditor Crit Luallen, long thought to be one of the strongest Democratic candidates for governor in 2015, said Thursday she is not running.

Luallen said in a statement to the media that "after careful deliberation, I have decided not to enter the 2015 governor's race."
Thirty-five years ago, the Kentucky Democratic Party had one of the deepest Democratic candidate benches in the country. Smart, young, progressive and politically-talented people like Crit Luallen were lined up to win state office for the foreseeable future.

Now the only two Democratic politicians capable of beating any random repug - Luallen and Steve Beshear - are retiring from electoral politics.

And we're all gonna die.

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