Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a character who could be given a number of appellatives and one such adjective could be undisciplined. It was a surprise when last week, long time incumbent, reminded voters of his support for George W. Bush’s plan to privatize Social Security
Alison Lundergan Grimes and her allies gratefully accepted this unexpected piece of luck-if McConnell wants to spend the final week of the campaign talking about his support for George W. Bush’s plan to kill Social Security.
It seems that Democrats are pushing hard in the last days of campaigning for the Kentucky Senate race and pulling out all the plugs to make Social Security privatization a big issue. By attempting to kill the ad, the GOP campaign is making things worse by drawing all the attention to the spot which McConnell doesn’t want voters to see.
To make matters even worse when Kentucky Joe Sonka questioned McConnell if voters should expect the senator to push Social Security privatization after the midterms, McConnell replied, “I’m not announcing what the agenda would be in advance.”
Making matters slightly worse, suggesting the senator is confused about the point of a political campaign. Yesterday the incumbent was dodging questions and realized that changing subjects is not so easy. Grimes campaign had attacked McConnell saying he supports privatizing social security and McConnell was refuting the allegations.
McConnell said, “That’s just one of the many fictions the Grimes campaign has been spinning. Obviously, preserving and protecting Social Security is the most important thing any of us can do.”
However McConnell’s word does not look very convincing. Last week McConnell admitted that he helped champion Bush’s wildly unpopular scheme, which represented the exact opposite of “preserving and protecting” the program.