When you've lost Rachel Maddow:
Lamenting that the opposition party's response "is always trouble, it's always bad," MSNBC host Rachel Maddow panned Beshear's effort.Meanwhile, others are quite happy...
"When you do something stunty and small like this, it looks stunty and small," Maddow said.
Colin Reed, the executive director of the GOP-affiliated America Rising PAC, also ridiculed the Democrat's response.
"The Democratic bench is so depleted they've turned to a 72-year-old former governor with absolutely no political future to give their prime-time response," Reed said a statement. "They literally have no rising up-and-comer to elevate. Out-of-power, leaderless, and in the midst of a raging ideological civil war, 2017 is truly a sad time to be a Democrat."