October 5th, 2010
06:56 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama impersonator debuts in Kentucky Senate race

(CNN) - President Obama speaks on behalf of Kentucky's GOP Senate nominee in a new television ad.

Well, kind of.

Rand Paul's latest ad, a 30-second spot released Monday and airing statewide, features an Obama impersonator talking about the "stamp of approval" his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, has given to "more spending and debt, bigger government and higher taxes."

"Now there's a guy I can work with in Washington," the impersonator says.

The fake Obama's Blackberry rings and, oh look, he's receiving a call from Conway.

"This race is between Jack Conway and Rand Paul, no one else," Conway spokeswoman Allison Haley told CNN in a statement. "Even with an impersonator, Rand Paul can't hide that he wants seniors to pay a $2,000 Medicare deductible and for states to be able to legalize drugs.Rand Paul doesn't understand Kentucky."

Paul has tried to make Obama a major theme in the race, constantly trying to link Conway to the president's agenda.Conway has tried to assure voters that he'd be an independent voice for them.

A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last month revealed Conway and Paul are statistically tied, with 46 percent of likely voters supporting each candidate. Five percent of likely voters were undecided.

–CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. NativeSonKY

    Rand has snubbed the coal miners and their union, and says they should be de-regulated, so that the fat cats can kill more people of Kentucky – Rand hasn't really got a chance in KY despite rumors to the contrary.

    October 5, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. liberal elite = anyone with an education

    Typical Tea Partier. If reality is inconvenient – just make up your own reality. It's been working for them so far.

    October 5, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. SurRy

    "Even with an impersonator, Rand Paul can't hide that he wants seniors to pay a $2,000 Medicare deductible and for states to be able to legalize drugs.Rand Paul doesn't understand Kentucky."

    Rand Paul, MD. Typical tea bagger hypocrite. Dr. Paul has taken six-figures worth of government money for medicare (or "socialized medicine" as he's called it) patients he so opposes.

    October 5, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Rand Paul wants us to live in a dog-eat-dog world where only people with money have any hope for education, health care and opportunity.

    I say, to heck with him and all his anti-American supporters who don't give a rat's behind about anybody else except themselves – and who don't have a F'ing CLUE as to what the founders of our country meant by the general welfare claus of the Constitution.

    Besides, Rand Paul has absolutely NO grounds for claiming that he deserves to represent Kentucky in any way, shape or form: This is a man who lied about his professional accredation and affiliation, in order to defraud his customers.

    What a LOSER!

    October 5, 2010 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  5. Seattle Sue

    Rand Paul is a radical, racist slime ball.

    October 5, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. T'SAH from Virginia

    "This race is between Jack Conway and Rand Paul, no one else,"

    I agree – now let's get the VOTERS to believe that instead of them believing the HATE and FEAR coming from the far-right!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 5, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. Raul

    Next they'll have a pig with lipstick impersonating Palin and a witch saying "I am no witch." impersonating O'Donnell. Politics has become the theater of the absurd US style.

    October 5, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    So Republicans prefer letting the healthcare industry price-gouge citizens, deny coverage, drop coverage when you get sick?
    The healthcare bill didn't go far enough but was a lot better than the Republican solution which was nothing.

    October 5, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. normajean

    This ad is proof that you can't believe everything you read. The Repubs are pulling all kinds of garbage, When you see something that doesn;t make any sense, ignor it and challk it up to the Repub. desperation.Check the source at the very bottom of the ad. If it doesn't say Dems. forget it. Just a reminder. PLEASE VOTE NOVEMBER 2. YOUR VOTE IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SO ARE YOU! WE NEED YOU TO HELP RESTORE THE GREAT COUNTRY WE HAD !!PLEASE VOTE!! THANKYOU

    October 5, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. D. Bunker

    Notice how Paul has no ideas of his own to run on, only ideas he has to hide and run away from, like his desire to repeal civil rights laws and Social Security. Rand Paul is dangerously un-American and he's named after Ayn Rand, the GOBP's cult leader (along with Friedman) for the disproven ideas of deregulation and tax cuts for the ultrawealthy. Paul is totally out of touch with Main St. America. Vote accordingly.

    October 5, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. Haren

    This all Tea Party lunatics wanted to bring Sharia Law in USA for women.
    Newt Gingrich it was not democrats but your fellow republican who wanted to treat women of this country according to SHARA LAW.

    October 5, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  12. Haren

    Jim Demint 'HITLER' wanted to have all bill cleared by his office, before they come to the floor.
    And now he wanted gay, sexually active women to be banned from teaching in the school.
    Sure they wanted to take back this Country in 18th century and ruled by SHARIA LAW.

    October 5, 2010 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Bluegillmaster

    Rand Paul is not only right – He is funnt as well !

    Go Rand Go !

    October 5, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  14. Bluegillmaster

    Who ever said money dosn't grow on trees never spoke with Obama!

    October 5, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    This actually makes sense because if Paul actually wins he'll spend 6 years impersonating an actual Senator. He's probably still mad that Obama is allowed to sit at lunch counters in the Deep South.

    October 5, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  16. charlie from the North

    That's right cause they all look alike to you knuckle dragging fascists who have taken over the party of Lincoln. Shame on you.

    October 5, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |