October 15, 2014 10:01 pm -

[su_right_ad]Not realizing how silly Alison Lundergan Grimes has been seeming, Michelle Nunn also refused to acknowledge voting for President Obama.

Nunn was approached by a tracker who asked her if she voted for the president in 2008 or 2012. Nunn did not respond and kept walking towards the venue she was headed to. In the video captured, a member of her entourage faces the tracker and asks, “Would you leave her alone?”​

A voice in the background can be heard saying, “Yes — of course, yes, he’s the president.” “He’s done great things, he’s done great things, great things — health care,” the supporter continues.


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.

25 responses to Another Democratic Candidate Refuses To Say If She Voted For Obama

  1. tracey marie October 15th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    stupid and cowardly behavior. President Obama is the two times elected by the popular vote WINNER and these spinless fools are afraid to admit it. Damn, this country has gone all spineless ever since the racist teabaggers have been mainstreamed

    • rg9rts October 16th, 2014 at 4:19 am

      They get press beyond their influence

    • NW10 October 16th, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Do you live in KY or Georgia?

  2. tiredoftea October 15th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Somehow Dems have to have the courage to turn that question into an explanation of what Dems have done for their constituents and the Repubs have not. This doesn’t seem difficult.

    • tracey marie October 15th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Or just say

      Yes I did vote for the President, both times like a majority of Americans. I am happy he gave uninsured Americans HC insurance is trying to stop the wars, has started a good upward growth in our economy, who has lowered the jobless rate. Yes i voted for the man who cares about people more the corporations.

      • tiredoftea October 15th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

        That is a good start.

        • tracey marie October 15th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

          I have no use for cowards and most people believe the same way.

      • NW10 October 16th, 2014 at 7:43 am

        Sorry, these Democrats are running in states where any praise of the President is unacceptable.

    • Linda1961 October 16th, 2014 at 6:03 am

      I agree, and when the gop turns it into a sound bite (and you know that they will), throw it right back in their faces. Make a statement, or release an ad that wonders why the gop thinks that they can manipulate voters, rather than running on their own records. And then end with “I don’t recall that in 2006, anyone being asked if they voted for Bush, yet with all the problems we are facing today, who I voted for two years ago is of utmost importance.”

  3. edmeyer_able October 15th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    What’s all the fuss this was her other choice on the ballot.

  4. Dwendt44 October 16th, 2014 at 12:46 am

    It’s an improper question to begin with.

    • Spirit of America October 16th, 2014 at 8:22 am

      That’s my view on tax returns as well. Some things to me really are a private issue.

    • Augy October 17th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      No it isn’t because they are running for office and it is important to know where they stand on issues. You’ve never heard of right wingers running as Democrats?

      • raincheck October 19th, 2014 at 6:59 am

        If they want to know where they stand on the issues… they should ask them where they stand on the issues. Wouldn’t that be a better question, than “who did you (obviously) vote for?

    • raincheck October 19th, 2014 at 6:59 am

      It sure is..

  5. rg9rts October 16th, 2014 at 4:16 am

    No body’s business…Who did YOU vote for???

  6. Linda1961 October 16th, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I don’t recall any gopers running for the House or the Senate in 2006 being asked if they voted for W in 2000 or 2004.

  7. crc3 October 16th, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I would have said “none of your business who I voted for!”….

  8. not_buying_it October 16th, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Do we no longer have secret balloting? Have we abandoned our right to privacy with regard to voting? Why is this a big issue?

    • Spirit of America October 16th, 2014 at 8:21 am

      It is kind of along the lines of the tax returns for presidents… some people want to know the details of a candidate.
      Me personally I would have thought it a non-issue and could ‘guess’ who voted for whom if it came to me even thinking about it.

      • Augy October 17th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

        The point is this. A candidate may claim to support or oppose certain issues but they could be lying to get ellected. The only certain thing is their record.

        • Spirit of America October 17th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

          But they can still lie about who they voted for w/no way of knowing.

  9. NW10 October 16th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Republicans are now clearly desperate. Why not address the issues that actually affect voters, like I don’t know, raising the minimum wage or healthcare? Whom one candidate voted for is irrelevant.

  10. OldLefty October 16th, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I come from a very different place where I question the relevance of these kind of stories to begin with.

    I live in a very red district in a blue state. My district voted for McCain AND Romney by 60%, For for Bush by 60% and for Dole by over 55%, as the entire state went for Obama, Gore, Kerry, and Clinton.

    The GOP candidates ALWAYS mocked the Democratic candidates for running away from the Democratic president in the district.

    Drive 20 minutes south and the results are flipped, while the Democrat is enough of a shoe in to make association with the president redundant.

    (Remember Scott Brown campaigning ON his working with Obama?)

    I don’t know if there has been any polling on this, but I would bet that we may see an inverse proportionality between coverage of actual policy v coverage of politics, even as we see a direct proportionality between mass media time devoted to infotainment calling itself “news”, and ratings driving horse race politics (as opposed to boring fact driven news).

  11. Denise October 16th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    As a resident of KY, I can assure you that Grimes is not being “silly” regarding how she voted. What I find “silly” is why the media is focusing more on that one voting question, while giving McConnell a pass regarding the lies he told during the debate. Those are more important.
    I can tell you why Alison won’t comment. McConnell can only win if he succeeds in connecting Grimes to Obama. If he succeeds, he stays Senator McConnell, if he fails, we have Senator Grimes. Guess what? He’s failing. And we want to keep it that way. The minute Grimes admits she voted for Obama, and we know she did, McConnell wins.

    He will use that sound bite to connect Grimes to Obama in ads, and that will cost Alison the election. That’s not what we want, so let her do what she needs to do to win, same with Nunn, then, they can connect to the President. This arm chair politicking is ridiculous, as the whiners have no ideal what the atmosphere is like in the state. Just chill. Alison has this, and so does Nunn