Bunning Cuts Loose on McConnell

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05/6/09
via NRO, The Courier-Journal has the latest from Senator Bunning, likely the most vulnerable Republican in the senate.
"Do you know Arlen Specter will be 80, has had four bouts with cancer and he still wants to run for the U.S. Senate?" Bunning continued. "And I'm being criticized at 77 and healthy for wanting to run for the U.S. Senate by certain leadership people in my party. Give me a break."

Asked if the leadership he was referring to was McConnell, Bunning answered: "Obviously. Do you want me to spell it out for you?"

He said: "Do you realize that under our dynamic leadership of our leader, we have gone from 55 and probably to 40 (Senate seats) in two election cycles, and if the tea leaves that I read are correct, we will wind up with about 36 after this election cycle.
So if leadership means anything, it means you don't lose ... approximately 19 seats in three election cycles with good leadership."


Hmmm... that's a pretty accurate and lucid account of recent history and current events. He doesn't seem too senile to me! But wow that is a harsh blow against a fellow senator from the same state and the minority leader to boot. That's another piece of evidence that Bunning is done. He's starting to say stuff as if he doesn't care anymore. But then again, he's been a little loose on the saying things front for awhile now.

So is he running or not running? In this interview he wouldn't say, only that he encouraged Trey Grayson, The Republican KY Sec of State, to set up an exploratory committee. That would lean pretty heavily on the "not running" side of things. But this interview, well let's just say Bunning doesn't seem too happy with the situation.