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‘Lundertucky’ and other odds ‘n’ ends from Clinton’s visit

November 01, 2010 | | Comments 10

LOUISVILLE — As customary, former President Bill Clinton was late to arrive Monday night at the University of Louisville campus for his second appearance this fall for the campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway.

The program was to start at 5 p.m.

It finally began at 6:05 p.m. and Clinton’s motorcade didn’t arrive until 6:34 p.m. He got on stage at 6:43 p.m.

Clinton’s close friend, Lexington businessman Jerry Lundergan, gave the first signal that the president recently named in a national poll as America’s most popular politician, was on his way.

Lundergan said Clinton sent him a Tweet while in flight to the Bluegrass State that said, “We’re on the way to Lundertucky.”

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said at the U of L rally that Conway’s opponent Tuesday, Republican Rand Paul, is “out of touch with reality.”

Noting that Republicans are confident of victory at the polls, Beshear pointed to a statue of Rodin’s The Thinker, an artistic masterpiece that shows a seated man in deep thought with chin on back of hand.

Beshear predicted that Paul and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, “are going to look like that” Tuesday night, “thinking about what happened” at the polls.

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U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, called this election year “weird.”

To underscore how “weird” it has been, Yarmuth said, Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, who is retiring and not seeking re-election, has predicted that Yarmuth would win re-election Tuesday.

Yarmuth predicted that Paul, if victorious Tuesday, will “bring unwanted attention to this Commonwealth.”

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Clinton’s voice cracked a bit at the beginning of his 36-minute speech. He already had made six campaign stops across the nation earlier during the day and still had another one to go in Florida.

But his voice grew stronger as he spoke.

He said he is surprised that he is not the Tea Party’s “poster child,” noting that during his administration he reduced the federal deficit and created many jobs throughout the land.

Clinton did not mention McConnell by name but criticized McConnell’s recent comment that his top priority the next two years would be to make sure President Obama is not re-elected.

“Now let me tell you something, whether you are for the president or not, right now this country is in a hole we still have got to get out of, and the No. 1 thing ought to be getting out of the hole and getting the country going and doing what’s right for the people,” Clinton said.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. Buck Feshear says:

    The best thing this country can do to get out of the hole Clinton says we are in is to replace the current president in two years. That would get the country going and do what’s right for the people.

    After what is going to happen to the Democrats tomorrow, Clinton may be the one wanting to put some ice on it.

  2. James R. says:

    The reason Republicans hate Bill Clinton is that he did what they only talk about. Balance the budget and create a surplus and create jobs. Anyone can talk a good game, those who produce are few and far between.
    Theres the rub for Republicans. No Republican President has EVER balanced the budget and left a surplus. None. Zero. Many have talked about it though. Check the truth of this statement!

  3. Ed Springston says:

    lmao Clinton had a REPUBLICAN controlled congress. to arbitrarily say Clinton did this on his own is not factual. The facts are that our best times in history have come when the power is divided betweenthe Congress and the Presidency. Clinton had that balance of power and between them both we ccomplished good things.

  4. EPluribusUnum says:

    NoBama NoBama NoBama NoBama NoBama…all you hear from sea to shing sea….hate, hate and more hate, and oh the spending, my my my spending like no other NoBama NoBama…….where were these freaks when Bush spent 1 trillion on Medicare Part D unfunded? When 10 year tax cuts were unfunded? When TWO wars were fought OFF THE BOOKS totally, (by the way one reason the debt has ballooned under Obama is he PUT THE WARS INTO THE BUDGET) NoBama NoBama, how much hate is over the color of money and how much is because of the color of skin?

  5. KY_Voter says:

    I just casted my vote for Jack Conway. Please God let this sane man win and represent Kentucky. Kentucky has been humiliated for years and I am so tired of it. Rand Paul will finish Kentucky off.

  6. Chris says:

    Rand Paul AND Andy Barr are going to Washington! Luv it, Luv it, Luv it!

  7. Hillary Billy says:

    “Lundertucky”!! Aqua Buddha please help us Kaintucks one and all and our little doggies, too.

  8. Tommy Caudill says:

    Buck,

    Your statement just goes to show the real side of the republican party. They will lie and say whatever they want as long as it gets them what they want. You know President Clinton didn’t say “The best thing this country can do to get out of the hole Clinton says we are in is to replace the current president in two years” no more than I did.

  9. JBH says:

    I just cast my vote for Jack Conway.

    The Aqua-Buddha fruitcake is unacceptable.

  10. ccourtney says:

    mitch, u suck, along with rand paul, barney fiffe goes 2 washington, u better watch out mitch he will take u r job, !!!!