I’m sure our ad folks would prefer I didn’t say so, but I get a little chuckle whenever I see one of Wendy Davis’ campaign ads on our site. Hey, why not? It’s her money. If her campaign thinks we’re a good ad buy, then bless their hearts.
But as Ashe Schow at the Washington Examiner notes, Wendy’s campaign for governor of Texas isn’t looking so hot. And it was room temperature to begin with. It’s been a bad month:
First, Public Policy Polling found Davis trailing her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, by double digits…
Next, the FBI included Davis in its investigation of the North Texas Tollway Authority…
And now Democratic Governors Association Chairman Peter Shumlin has made it clear he is not very optimistic about Davis’ chances in Texas.
“We’re hopeful in Texas but we all understand that Democrats haven’t won Texas in a long time,” Shumlin said Tuesday, as quoted by RealClearPolitics.
But Wendy handled this setback with her usual grace and aplomb, according to the NYDN’s Leslie Larson:
Wendy Davis dissed her own party for ditching her campaign for Texas Governor.
The feisty Democratic candidate called the head of the Democratic Governors Association “uninformed” and a “Washington, D.C., desk jockey,” after he admitted the party was unlikely to win against Republican Greg Abbott in Texas…
See, that’s “feisty” because she’s a Democrat. Not “stupid” or “self-destructive.”
It’s so weird, you guys. Why aren’t Texans rallying behind a woman who became nationally famous by filibustering for a woman’s right to kill her baby, hasn’t talked about that issue at all during her campaign, runs a team that has mocked her opponent’s physical infirmity in ways both subtle and not-at-all subtle, and in general comes off as a witless, underhanded scatterbrain?
Come on, you guys. They love her in the important states.