During her primary day acceptance speech Democratic Candidate for Senate in Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes said that she was a strong Kentucky woman who will make her own decisions about what to support. Today she indicated that she would keep those decisions a secret. Asked twice if she would have supported Obamacare if she were in the Senate when it was voted upon, Grimes twice refused to say whether she would have voted for Obama’s signature health care law.
Asked two times whether she’d have voted for the 2010 overhaul, the Kentucky Democrat who is challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press: “I, when we are in the United States Senate, will work to fix the Affordable Care Act.”
Grimes added: “I believe the politically motivated response you continue to see from Mitch McConnell in terms of repeal, root and branch, is not in reality or keeping … with what the facts are here in Kentucky.”
Er…that wasn’t the question Ms Grimes. Are you afraid to say because you are a political hack who doesn’t want to go against your own party?
She cant announce her support of the law because Obamacare remains unpopular in the state, mostly because President Barack Obama himself is unpopular there.
Grimes has worked hard to distance herself from Obama, who has a 60 percent disapproval rating with Kentucky voters. She released a television ad Wednesday morning where she looked directly into the camera and said: “No matter who the president is, I won’t answer to them. I’ll only answer to you.”
Actually Ms Grimes, based on today….you won’t answer anybody.