Bruce Lunsford has told dozens of people over the past few weeks that he would not run for McConnell’s seat– said he just wasn’t interested. He made it clear that he wouldn’t run for office again.
So Chuck Schumer’s little birdies just had to get involved in reaching out to Bruce because he’s sitting on a mountain of cash. And what happened? Bruce decided he was interested in the race because the national folks were paying attention to him again.
While we don’t share the false opinion that Bruce is a Republican for ignorantly/stupidly/egotistically endorsing Ernie Fletcher (which he openly admits and apologizes for), we think he’s a poor choice for Washington. He would have been fine as an executive in the state house but he doesn’t have a grasp on national issues and does not have the political skill set required to lead on a senatorial level.
Bruce could best serve Kentucky by raising money for the Democratic consensus candidate Andrew Horne. He could fund a charity or affect political discourse. He could be a powerful voice for the Bluegrass by assisting in areas where he’s best equipped. But running for U.S. Senate? Misguided at best because there’s no way he’ll be able to escape his close friend Mitch McConnell unscathed. There’s just too much baggage and too much bitterness from 2003. And against Horne in a primary? He’s a lost cause as only one of the two have a clean past. Only one of the two can speak authoritatively on Iraq. Only one of the two actually relates to the everyday man.