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'The Rand Paul phenemonon shows no sign of ebbing tonight'

The best news for Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul in this story on the WHAS11 News/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll might not be his 16-point lead over Trey Grayson. Instead, I think it's the tone of the TV story, which casts Paul as a rock star and Grayson as a dissembler who awkwardly laughs at the news of the bad poll.

"The Rand Paul phenemonon in Kentucky shows no sign of ebbing tonight," says reporter Joe Arnold over footage of a celebratory Paul. We cut to footage of a pathetically small, rain-soaked Grayson event. "As Trey Grayson campaigned in Louisville this morning, one couldn't help but wonder if the dark clouds hanging over him were a metaphor for the new poll numbers."

There are races where the ball gets away from one candidate and he never gets a chance to snatch it back. This might become one of them, failing some amazing coup for Grayson.

By David Weigel  |  May 12, 2010; 6:11 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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