Do folks in Tennessee want a New Yorker to tell them how to vote?

At a recent family event I asked a young cousin what he was doing for a job. “Working on the Senate race in Tennessee,” he responded. He describes himself as a passionate liberal so I was later surprised to look up the race on Wikipedia and see that that the liberal New Yorker is doing his best to ensure that a female-identifying candidate (Marsha Blackburn) is defeated by a white male (Phil Bredesen, a former advocate of amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage).

How does it work with voters when they find out that out-of-state consultants are employed to persuade them? Can a “bring in the (Scarsdale) New York Democrats” approach succeed?

[Separately, if the Democratic Party tells voters that American women are victims and only the Democrats can help them, how can they spin their attempt to defeat a woman trying to bust through the glass ceiling and instead place a 74-year-old white male in a position of power?]

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6 Comments

  1. Jamie Windham

    September 10, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

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    But Marsha Blackburn nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, is a net-neutrality opponent, and NRA supporter. I don’t think Democrats want her to bust through the glass ceiling.

  2. philg

    September 10, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

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    Jamie: Maybe we need a rule that any U.S. President who gets through four years without starting a war gets a Nobel Peace Prize automatically!

  3. Mememe

    September 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

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    If a young man can get paid to massage the body politic, hand him some lotion and get out of his way!

  4. toucan sam

    September 10, 2018 @ 8:13 pm

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    The Nobel peace prize shall be given to any president who is not a Bush!

  5. zzazz

    September 10, 2018 @ 8:59 pm

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    Even though half of Tennessee went for the Union, one of the best ways to condemn a politician there is to accuse him taking advice from a New Yorker.

  6. Vince

    September 11, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

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    Separately, if the Democratic Party tells voters that American women are victims and only the Democrats can help them, how can they spin their attempt to defeat a woman trying to bust through the glass ceiling and instead place a 74-year-old white male in a position of power?

    This sounds like a gross distortion of what the Democratic Party tells voters. Nevertheless, the Democrats can point out that Congresswoman Blackburn opposed the Lily Ledbetter Act, calls herself “100 percent pro-life” and so on.

    Also, there are already a number of women serving as US senators, so there is no glass ceiling.

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