Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Kentucky Senate Race

Some weird stuff is happening in this race. reports that Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), who was expected to coast to an easy re-election over state senator Daniel Mongiardo, has been acting very strangely. Among other things, he tore up his agreement to debate Mongiardo in Lexington, KY, and insisted on being in the Republican National Committee headquarters with no audience or reporters present and the debate held over a satellite link. He refused to debate live so it was taped and will air tonight. People who have seen the tape say Bunning appears to be reading from a TelePrompter, leading to speculation that the 73-year-old Bunning is ill, possibly with Alzheimer's.

This is not the first time this has been speculated on, and indeed the campaign released two doctor's notes that said he was in fine physical health, but which did not mention Alzheimer's. This race could get close fast, if this speculation is not effectively dealt with quickly.