In Kentucky Democratic Attorney General and candidate for U.S. Senate Jack Conway has unleashed an ad attacking Republican Rand Paul for an event that allegedly happened in college and that hits at Paul’s religious beliefs. It has turned a nasty race into the gutter, and is one of the most bizarre attacks I have ever seen. It has outraged Paul, who refused to shake Conway’s hand after their last debate. Mentioning Paul’s alleged “worshipping” of an idol named Aqua Buddha would be comical were it not so patently offensive. Rand Paul is the type of Republican candidate that will allow for a real debate, and at least lays his positions out for all to see. Conway trails by five in the most recent polling and the ad appears to reflect some level of desperation. I have to say as a Democrat that I find the ad to be stupid and offensive, and I agree with Paul that a campaign for U.S. Senate should be about the critical issues of the day, and not about gutter level attacks.
Just when you thought you had seen it all in this political season!