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  •  My problem, DCCYCLONE, is YOUR outlook (0+ / 0-)

    You don't like it that there's a woman candidate in Texas who's getting positive national buzz.

    Tough, because that's the first candidate of any race or sex in this state since Jim Hightower who wasn't a GEEOPEE "rising star" with 'Presidential potential' -- all the way back to yes, Governor Ann Richards (and Ann, while sainted now, made a boo-boo or three herself in office).

    But then I have my prejudices too: I'm a 50-something green-eyed brown-haired Texas born veteran.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 08:40:30 AM PST

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    •  LOL (0+ / 0-)

      I have no problem that she's a woman.  I'm excited about Alison Grimes' chances in Kentucky, also very red at the federal level and yet she's really in it with a meaningful chance to win.  Grimes deserves all the buzz and money Davis is actually getting.  And I want to see a lot more Democratic women elected to everything, all the way up to President.

      But Davis is not going to run close and yet the MSNBC talkers can't stop talking about her.

      46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 12:55:55 PM PST

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      •  you don't really see why she's getting that (0+ / 0-)

        buzz?

        We haven't had anybody stand up to the Gee O Pee here since Karl Rove "outed" Ann Richards as a lesbian back in the '94 governor's race. He lied, he cheated, he ripped off our voters and our state -- and he won, doing it.

        It's been a whole  generation since we've had a Texas candidate with a snowball's chance of not being the next Li'l Ricky / Georgie Gee O Pee wunderkid to even talk about at all.

        Will Grimes have that much national impact?

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 01:26:35 PM PST

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        •  The point is that she can't win... (1+ / 0-)
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          Outside of her fundraising, there is absolutely no reason to believe Davis has any chance of winning or even coming close.

          That's the whole point, you can't have a national impact if you're losing by double-digits.

          Grimes can win, and if she does, that would have a huge national impact, because she'd be knocking off the most powerful Senate Republican.

          Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 27 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

          by NMLib on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 03:11:55 PM PST

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          •  and without support from the national party (0+ / 0-)

            she won't win.

            Bill White couldn't win, and he had a rep after Katrina for being  one of the best engineers involved in meeting people's needs.

            But of course it's so much more fun to claim it's Texas and she's doomed than it is to risk that she might win anyway.

            LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

            by BlackSheep1 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 03:39:14 PM PST

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            •  There was this guy named Obama who was (0+ / 0-)

              down by double-digits, back in 2003/04, ISTR.............

              LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

              by BlackSheep1 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 03:40:09 PM PST

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              •  What, in the Illinois Senate primary? (0+ / 0-)

                Because if you mean the general election, there really wasn't a point in time that Obama wasn't favored, even before the Republican in that race withdrew.

                Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 27 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

                by NMLib on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 08:24:11 PM PST

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