I’ll admit that the headline would have been a lot better if Ashley Judd had announced that she was running for Senate in 2003, but have you looked at America’s politicians lately? She’s still a 10 compared to most of those bridge trolls. But it’s a moot point now, because the daughter of Naomi Judd admitted yesterday that she has no plans of running for senate in Kentucky, despite previously claiming that she’d make a decision by May.
“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family. Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate,” she tweeted.
Judd had been making preparations for a run, meeting with Washington and Kentucky Democrats in the months prior to discuss a potential challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (The Hill)
So I guess that’s good news for New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte, who reclaims the title of the most “Yeah, I Guess” woman in senate.
This is also great news for Karl Rove, because he and his American Crossroads friends were so worried about Judd’s chances of winning McConnell’s seat that they didn’t even waste any time in launching the above attack ad back in January to turn Kentucky against her. But why waste all of that money on an angry minute of TV space when they could have just showed everyone this clip from Tooth Fairy and had the same results?