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Trey Grayson - partisan GOP politics 101
Grayson's entry was more triumphal procession than candidate making his way to the podium. Supporters carrying signs surrounded him and it was impossible to get a photo of him without his followers waving signs in the background.  They reminded us of the young people bused in every year Mitch McConnell attends the Fancy Farm event. 
Make no mistake. With Bunning out of the GOP primary, Secretary of State Trey Grayson is the man most likely to carry his Party's banner in November. His performance on Saturday opened a window into the kind of campaign Kentuckians can expect him to wage should he be successful. Mitch McConnell may have been absent from Fancy Farm this year, but his rhetoric and his philosophy were being channelled by Secretary Grayson.
The tall Northern Kentuckian went after the President and Washington Democrats, foreshadowing a campaign that he will try to make about Barack Obama, not about Kentucky's low standing in most things good and high standing in most things bad. 
The identification of Democrats with Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi brought hisses mostly from the GOP side. And his refrain of “Kentucky knows better” took a direct page from McConnell’s catchy slogans in past appearance.
Democrats who harbor the hope that Grayson will be a sort of Blue Dog Republican will be sorely mistaken. Grayson’s attack theme is clearly McConnellesque. There will be no bipartisanship in Senator Grayson's future - not if he wants to carry the mantle of his role model, Mitch McConnell. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.

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