Why Debates Make Jack Conway Sweat


If you watched the last televised Kentucky gubernatorial debate, you saw Democrat Jack Conway “glisten” with sweat as he tried to convince Kentuckians he won’t push the Obama-Clinton liberal agenda in the Commonwealth if elected governor. With the clock counting down to tonight’s debate, it is worth looking at what makes Conway sweat. After careful study, Conway’s nervous perspiration can be distilled to four key factors:

Barack Obama

Conway has supported President Barack Obama since 2007 and in 2008 and 2012, Conway served as a delegate for Obama. Apparently, Obama’s war on Kentucky’s coal industry was not enough for Conway to abandon the president in his re-election.


On Obamacare, Conway couldn’t be a bigger supporter. Conway has said voting for Obamacare was a time for “Democrats to stand up and be a Democrat” and he “would have been proud to vote for it.” Obamacare has negatively impacted Kentucky, leading to doctor shortages and financial struggles for hospitals, particularly in rural areas.

Hillary Clinton

In a recent debate, Conway refused to answer who he would vote for in the presidential election, even though he has supported Hillary Clinton in the past, and called her “the next president” at a rally last year for failed Democrat Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton’s own troubles, regarding her e-mails, is probably the reason Conway’s dodging and sweating. As MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said, it is the “last thing” Kentucky Democrats need in this election.

Cap And Trade

In 2009, as the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill was working it’s way through the legislature, Conway said he supported it. However, in true Conway fashion, he flip-flopped on the issue. But money talks, and campaign records show he has accepted thousands of dollars from major anti-coal activists The Sierra Club, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, who said “coal makes us sick.” Furthermore, Conway said he will vote for whomever the Democrat nominee is for president. He would support Bernie Sanders who supports eliminating subsidies to coal and a tax on carbon and Martin O’Malley whose administration got strong support from environmentalists to reduce coal plants.

It is clear why debates make Conway sweat. He is an Obama-Clinton liberal and doesn’t share Kentucky values. Find more information on Conway’s record here.