Back in February, The Bluegrass Poll, which is paid for by The Courier Journal, WHAS-TV and a couple Lexington outlets, said that Alison Lundergen Grimes was leading Mitch McConnell. I said I wasn't surprised because after all, The Courier Journal was involved. I was probably wrong to say the poll was rigged to favor her, but I was right to suggest that we should consider the source.
Fifteen days before the election, the Courier's poll said the race was even, though no other poll indicated that was true. Next to the poll coverage on its front page that day, the C-J said that McConnell was “fighting for his political life.”
Last week, John David Dyche said to me, “You watch. When the final poll is released in a couple days the Bluegrass poll will save face by saying that McConnell has pulled slightly ahead. They do it every time.” Sure enough he was right. But McConnell wasn't slightly ahead. He was decisively ahead.
Amazingly, Grimes somehow got the Courier Journal's endorsement. Were you as surprised as I was? Look, nothing against Ms. Grimes because I think she's a fine person, but Lucifer himself could have gotten that C-J endorsement if he were running against McConnell. Their influence is diminishing because they are so biased.
Kentuckians voted for McConnell because they believe they'll benefit from having the most powerful Republican in America representing us, and I agree.