Conservatives Say Ashley Judd Is the Next Todd AkinS

Many liberals think Ashley Judd shouldn't challenge Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in 2014 because there's no way she'll win. But it's pretty entertaining to watch Republicans try and come up with creative ways to run her out of the state before she's even in the running.

The newest conservative argument against Judd is that she's too similar to failed Senate candidate Rep. Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin. From The Daily Caller:

She has spoken out against having kids, saying it is "unconscionable to breed" while there are so many starving children in the world.

She has criticized the tradition of fathers "giving away" their daughters at weddings, calling that practice "a common vestige of male dominion over a woman's reproductive status."

She has even compared mountaintop removal mining to the Rwandan genocide, and has criticized Christianity as a religion that "legitimizes and seals male power."

"By getting in the race with this sort of baggage, Judd runs the risk of being portrayed as a Todd Akin-esque candidate – meaning voters simply decide she's unqualified to serve as a senator, because her comments are so outrageous and extreme that people can't bring themselves to vote for her," The Daily Caller argues.

That very well may be true. But Judd — who, again, hasn't even decided to run yet — is only trailing McConnell by 4 points, according to an internal poll from his campaign. Who will the GOP compare her to next? Probably Hitler.

[ThinkProgress]