Judd would be the top choice of Democratic primary voters, and would trail McConnell by just four points in a hypothetical matchup, 43 percent to his 47 percent.
And where the decorum of the Senate is more of that of a seedy Bombay opium den which produces scorpion stings for all those who dwell there rather than a stately place of appointment where austere mannered arguments transpire for the good of humanity Ms. Judd will be as refreshing in the U.S. Senate as the red of early spring tulip against the coarse icy white of snow.
Judd first indicated that she was interested in running for Congress at an event a Democratic National Convention event in September. Judd was at the convention as a delegate – but not to Kentucky. Rather, the A Time to Kill and Double Jeopardy star was serving as a delegate to her home state of Tennessee. Given her ties to Tennessee, it was assumed that she was considering a run in the Volunteer state. Since then, rumors have spread that she intends to run in Tennesee’s neighboring state of Kentucky instead. Sources familiar with the discussions have reportedly said Judd is considering McConnell in 2014 or Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in 2016.
In my view, someone such as Ashley Judd who visits and blogs about her dealings and understandings of a Bonobo sanctuary and is a strong advocate of women’s & children’s rights blogging about the blatantly open oppressive culture’s of the Middle East and Africa would be great at both domestic and world affairs.
It’s not easy to set-about change in Middle East and Africa – travelling around, learning and trying to teach and edify those who’ve been enculturated by an often unjust and corrupt set of principles of government that oversees and directly affects everything down to daily family life and worship. It’s not easy to overcome those barriers of brutality, greed & hunger. But Judd is determined and often successful a breaking through to those closed minds and systems.
If Judd can navigate herself and her philanthropic causes and endeavors through the Middle East and Africa and deal with the corrupt “official” politicians and then the “unofficial” tribes-men/religious fanatics (who oft are more powerful and dangerous), then I confident she can handle herself in the U.S. Senate and should be taken seriously.
Best of the Roses but not rose colored glasses,
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