Don't blame us, the headline is right out of Bloomberg News: "Democrats See South as No Country for White Men in Senate."
Talk about your southern strategy ... Bloomberg explains why we are seeing mostly female Democrat candidates in the South and somehow manages to avoid pointing out how absolutely cynical it is, if not downright sexist. Most certainly, it's a form of gender-based discrimination when it comes to picking candidates.
It worked six years ago when the party recruited Kay Hagan to defeat Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina and Senator Mary Landrieu won a third term in Louisiana, both with outsized support from women voters.
Now Democrats are applying that model in Kentucky, where Alison Lundergan Grimes is trying to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Georgia, where Michelle Nunn is seeking to replace retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss. Both have made an appeal to women voters a centerpiece of their campaigns.