October 14, 2014 10:30 am -

[su_right_ad]Alison Lundergan Grimes embarrassingly refused to say whether she voted for President Obama at a meeting with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board. She doubled down during a debate with Mitch McConnell, continuing the inanity.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), once again refused to say if she voted for President Obama in 2012, arguing that revealing her vote would undermine the right to privacy at the ballot box for other Kentuckians.

“This is a matter of principle. Our constitution grants, here in Kentucky, the constitutional right for privacy of the ballot box, for a secret ballot,” Grimes said during her debate with McConnell. “I am not going to compromise a constitutional right provided here in Kentucky in order to curry favor on one or other side, or for members of the media, I’ll protect that right for every Kentuckian.”

Asked directly if she would say who she voted for Grimes refused. “Again, you have that right, Senator McConnell has that right, every Kentuckian has the right for privacy at the ballot box,” she said. “If I as chief election official, Bill, don’t stand up for that right, who in Kentucky will?”

In the first go-round about this, she said she had been a Hillary Clinton supporter, so it’s likely she would have acknowledged that vote. Thus, this isn’t about standing up for the right to keep a vote private; it’s about not standing up for what you decisions you’ve made.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Grimes Again Won’t Say If She Voted For Obama

  1. StoneyCurtisll October 14th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Mitch McConnell inflates throat pouch in a display of dominance over campaign opponent.

    • Pilotshark October 14th, 2014 at 11:46 am

      wow think he could be a special spices all him self. the only Bull Frog talking Turtle!

  2. Denise October 14th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hello, Liberaland! All you walked away with from a one hour debate is Grimes not saying who she voted for? Really? From my sofa, my take was McConnell’s responses. He wants to keep the KYNECT website up, but not fund it? That’s absurd! The deficit is rising?Health insurance has increased since the AHA became law? He hasn’t benefited financially from being in D.C.? Job growth is at its slowest in 30 years? The economy is suffering?

    McConnell told these lies, and then some, and all Liberand got out of it was Alison didn’t say if she voted for Obama or not? If she answers the question, it’s tying her to Obama, and the first time McConnell does that successfully, he wins! Try concentrating on what McConnell said. He lied so much, his nose is so long, Jesus cried UNCLE!

    • Julie G October 14th, 2014 at 11:19 am

      I totally agree! Where are the outraged comments from the media about McConnell’s dodging regarding climate change? “I am not a scientist. I AM NOT A SCIENTIST!!”

    • Julie G October 14th, 2014 at 11:22 am

      And another thing; why aren’t they asking McConnell if he voted for Sarah Palin as VP in 2008?

  3. Julie G October 14th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I tend to agree with Grimes; this obsession with who she voted for by the people questioning her is ridiculous and pretty obvious. They want to provide McConnell’s campaign with a soundbite to run in ads against her. I think by sticking with her position, she is demonstrating she won’t be bullied by the media in her state who back McConnell. Nationwide, the GOP tactic that they revealed early on, is to either claim a Dem incumbent “voted with Obama 99% of the time”, or in the case of a new face, insist they WOULD have, since they voted for him in 2012. They can’t run on their GOP record of do-nothing obstructionism, so they’ll run on “Obama is toxic”.

    • Pilotshark October 14th, 2014 at 11:45 am

      I agree with you, we need to be pounding Mitch on his weakness which is pretty much anything to do with the people of Kentucky.

      KY move Mitch the turtle from the endanger spices list to the extincted list!

  4. JustaSlob October 14th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I can’t even believe this is a “Race”…. but…. then I remember who their other Senator is.

  5. EnuffBull October 14th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    For the last couple of elections when asked how I’ve voted, I have responded the same way: the ballot box is private, but the elected winner should abide to all the constituents’ concerns and not just those labeled as the supporters.

  6. Foundryman October 14th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    The question was asked and designed to be a distraction from McConnells failures. She should be asked whether she agrees Obamacare is part of the success of Kentucky health care system or not. McConnell wants to repeal Obamacare and destroy one of the best states plans in the country. Yet she is bombarded with stupid questions like who did you vote for….it’s riduculous…The right answer she should give is “Not who you voted for”……

  7. R.J. Carter October 14th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    But does she or doesn’t she support the Kentucky coal industry?

  8. KB723 October 14th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    She has every right to keep her voting to herself, just like anyone else….