Game On

Elections are too often about issues that matter little to most people.  I will certainly vote for Wendy Davis over Greg Abbott, if those are the choices, in November. That will be because of a perception that Davis will be less likely to favor big business and corporations over the people of Texas, unlike Abbott.

The BS that started this weekend has little significance to the millions of Texans that are struggling to make it day-to-day.  It won’t raise the minimum wage, provide health care, an education,  or increase anyone’s pursuit of happiness.  It’s the Rovian tactic of attacking your opponents perceived greatest strength.  In other words Davis’ “up by her bootstraps” story really scares the Abbott campaign and the Texas GOP. So they’re going to try and swift boat her.

The more they muddy up Davis’ strength the more likely it is, they believe, that those initially inspired by her will become cynical and loose their enthusiasm to work and vote for her.  This story will do nothing to sway the hard partisans.  It’s an attempt to try and keep the electorate the way it has been for the last 20 years, small and right wing.

This election comes down to one thing.  If the electorate expands significantly Wendy Davis and the Democrats will have a great 2014.  If it doesn’t, we’ll have more of the same.

PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has more including plenty of link.

Not to mention this is taking away from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s ignorant and out of touch comment, “At the end of the day, we’re paying our school teachers – when you count in cost of living – a very fair salary.”

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