Michelle Nunn is another candidate for federal office who won’t say whether she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Nunn, a Democrat, is running for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat against Republican businessman David Perdue. The seat is currently held by Saxby Chamblis, who is retiring.
A campaign operative with the conservative Rising Response organization approached Nunn and asked her how she cast her vote in the last two presidential elections. Nunn stayed mum (see embed below) while one of her handlers told the videographer to leave her alone. The latter response seems odd in that Senate hopeful Nunn is out and about and showing up at one public event after another across the state in her election bid.
Michelle Nunn’s father, Sam Nunn, represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 1972 to 1997.
Polls have fluctuated, but reportedly the contest between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue is neck and neck.
On at least three occasions recently, candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes also refused to answer the question about whether she voted for Obama. Many pundits across the ideological spectrum have heaped criticism on Grimes, a Democrat who is running for U.S. Senate from Kentucky against incumbent Mitch McConnell, for her lack of candor.
Obama is very unpopular in most if not all red states. Apart from political theater, the question also has practical significance in that aside from a few instances, all the currently elected Democrats in the U.S. Senate have voted in lockstep with the agenda of Obama and Harry Reid.
Although no one knows for sure what happens behind the curtain of a voting booth, The Daily Caller pointed that there is evidence in a sense that Grimes voted for Obama. She was a Kentucky delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and the entire delegation voted to nominate Obama to be the party standard-bearer in the general election.
National Democrats reportedly have canceled any further TV advertising on behalf of Grimes but are pouring an additional $1 million into Georgia for commercials on behalf of Nunn.
Earlier this year, Michelle Nunn was unwilling to answer a simple question about whether she would have voted for Obamacare if she was in the Senate at the time it came up on the docket. Obamacare passed on a straight-party line vote, with all Senate Democrats voting in favor of the measure. She did acknowledge her opposition to efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, however.
Do you think Michelle Nunn, or any political candidate regardless of party affiliation, should duck questions about how he or she voted in a prior presidential election?