While Sen. Mitch McConnell is attempting to deflect criticism over his campaign’s jolly laugh at the thoughts of attacking Ashley Judd over her history of depression, suicidal thoughts as a 12-year old, and her Christianity — with rather hilarious pity party accusations of “Gestapo” and “Nixonian” tactics against him by the mysterious “left” with no evidence whatsoever at the moment — there was another aspect of the Mother Jones tape that caught our eye.
As McConnell’s campaign advisers went over the various attack lines against Judd — much of which was not-so-mysteriously leaked to conservative media outlets over the foll0wing weeks — there was one line of attack that they didn’t think would work against Judd, that being her opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining. Why? Apparently, Kentuckians aren’t big fans of this mining practice, either.
McConnell campaign adviser: “I’ve omitted all of her mountaintop removal stuff. It’s a whole separate category. It doesn’t quite test as well.”
As we wrote in this week’s LEO out today, there is a widely held perception that opposition to mountaintop removal is toxic for candidates in Kentucky, despite very little, if any, evidence of this in polling.
Based on this statement, McConnell’s campaign didn’t find any evidence to support this, either…