Wendy Davis is the latest flavor of the left. Her recent brush with fame and the accolades of the MSNBC crowd have many a Democrat praying to their god of secularism that Davis will run for statewide office. More specifically, they hope that she will run for Governor of Texas in 2014. The problem is most of these optimistic leftists forgot that Texas isn’t Ohio or Virginia.
Democrats have high hopes that they will one day turn Texas blue, but as of right now, Texas is deep red.
For example, in 2012 Romney defeated the President in Texas by a full 16 points, even though Romney’s net favorability was only +12. Need more proof than Mitt Romney’s recent electoral landslide in the Lonestar State?
How about the most recent poll out of Texas on Wendy Davis’ chances against current Governor Rick Perry (who just happens to be intensely unpopular); in a potential match up of the two Texans, Governor Perry would win by 14 points. Lest you think that I am exaggerating about Governor Perry’s popularity, look here, Perry’s favorability in June was at -11. Usually a candidate with a -11 favorability would be in trouble, but in this case Perry is dominating Davis even with his low favorability.
It doesn’t matter how much good press Wendy Davis gets in Washington, DC or how often the slobbering liberals at MSNBC fawn all over her. In Texas, Wendy Davis is on the fringe. In Texas, Wendy Davis is an unserious candidate who couldn’t come within single digits of the Governor’s Mansion. In fact, while the liberal elitists in the coastal cities were drooling over her petty little filibuster, Wendy Davis was actually eschewing the beliefs of many of her own constituents.
For all her political acumen, Davis has not tried to stem the rising tide of liberals who have been begging her to run against Perry for the job of Governor in 2014. I think she happens to be enjoying her time in the media spotlight way too much to turn them down yet. Ironically, Davis claims to detest politicians who use the abortion debate for political advantage:
“You know, I think really what’s happening here, Bob, is politicians are using this issue to boost their own political aspirations, their own political aspirations, their own political ambitions… Thousands and thousands of women, will no longer have access to this safe reproductive health care. And we all know what happens in the context of the lack of that access. We’ve seen it before in our country’s history and I fear that for their political ambitions Gov. [Rick] Perry and Lt. Gov. [David] Dewhurst are willing to cast that aside, put women in harm’s way, in order for them to step up on the political ladder.”
Sure, Wendy. When a politician is against abortion it’s for their own political ambitions. However, when a liberal politician is for abortion, it’s simply a case of altruism and support for women’s rights. Here’s the problem for Ms. Davis – the vast majority of Texans and Americans are for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. Also, the only politician to really make any hay of the recent hubbub on abortion was Wendy Davis.
Wendy Davis is a self-serving politician and Texas sees right through her. If Texas Democrats make her their standard bearer in the next Governor’s race, then the Republicans will win handily. She doesn’t have what it takes to win a statewide election in Texas; the best she can do is make the goons at MSNBC drool a little.
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