In some respects, Blame and Rand Paul are a lot alike. They faced adversity and the odds weren't stacked in their favor.
Rand Paul was backed by the Tea Party - something that many thought would place him as "too conservative" or "too extreme" or "radical" in the minds of voters. Jack Conway seemed to be guaranteed a win, even if by razor thin margins.
And then there's Zenyatta. She was beat only by a head by Blame - who may not have been a favorite but was a strong contender indeed. However, Zenyatta fell to a horse which delivered a great present. Blame is from Kentucky himself, and gave to his owner the ultimate farm anniversary present - a Breeders' Cup victory on the 100th anniversary.
So congrats to Blame and to Rand Paul, two unlikely yet confirmed winners in Kentucky this week.