Wednesday Debate: Where do we go from here?


Last night, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defeated his Tea Party backed primary election opponent, Matt Bevin. Senator McConnell led Bevin 60 percent to 30 percent. McConnell will now face his Democrat opponent Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in the general election in November. In his victory speech, Senator McConnell linked Grimes to President Obama and to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In contrast, Grimes accused McConnell of causing gridlock in Washington. Conservatives are understandably upset about McConnell’s primary victory. Many were banking on Matt Bevin becoming the next Senator Ted Cruz and hoping for a fundamental change in the composition of the Republican party. Now that McConnell has won his primary election, will you vote for him and/or support him in his fight against Alison Grimes? Why or why not?

I have heard numerous conservatives say that they will vote for and support Grimes over McConnell to send a message to the Republican establishment. They argue that supporting the Democrat opponent will force Republicans like McConnell to move further to the right. Do you think its really worth supporting a Democrat? If so, for what reasons would you support a Democrat candidate over the Republican candidate in the general election?

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Debate: Where do we go from here?

  1. Well, I don’t live in Kentucky, so my opinion matters very little. However, Matt Bevin was NOT a very good candidate. He lied about graduating from MIT, something that – while minor – shows an integrity issue. He lied about attending a cock fight, only admitting it when be got caught. Admittedly, I tend to be a moderate Republican: one that supports gay marriage and universal background checks and Grimes is more aligned with me on those issues. However, Mitch McConnell is a powerful senator and could potentially be the Senate Majority Leader if republicans have a stellar November. While Allison Lundergan-Grimes is a charming and likeable person, her views are not in line with the small – government, low taxes, cut the deficit mindset of that i believe in to the extent that, despite some shortcomings, McConnell is. Conservatives should – and I predict, will, vote for the candidate who is most in line with their economic thinking, which is clearly McConnell.

  2. I am not a Mitch McConnell fan but he must win the general now. Moving forward we must continue to support conservatives and learn for our defeats.

  3. Answer is easy, Hell No, don’t support the Democrat. What happened is basic survival. True, Conservative voters want to gain the majority in the Senate that is true, but at this phase it’s also important to win and take the Majority in the Senate, Mitch has the best chance for reelection. Do I wish for him to be replaced, YES, but right now it’s ALL ABOUT 2014 and gaining Control of both houses. We can’t achieve everything at once it’s going to take time. But GOP in control of both Houses while Dictator Obama is in power is a MUST.

  4. First of all, we have to stop pretending this is the end of the universe. That’s number one. The wannabe majority leader who’s been wasting oxygen in the senate for decades only got 60% of the primary vote? Pathetic.

    Second, if I lived in Kentucky, I would take the “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” approach to voting. He doesn’t deserve support so he gets none. This whole notion of supporting the Democrat to send a message is idiotic. It’s like if this was the Revolutionary War and you didn’t agree with the colonies going to war so you joined the British instead to send a message. Why hurt yourself and your family to make a point in protest?

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