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(Some Guy)   Wendy Davis officially announces plan to run for governor of Texas   (wendydavistexas.com) divider line 239
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2013-10-03 08:38:17 PM  
Good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2013-10-03 09:02:33 PM  
Thats too bad, going to really miss her :(

She will make a great lobbyist in a couple years though i'm sure.
 
2013-10-03 09:03:32 PM  
Hope she does well and that the state is ready for an actual intelligent candidate.  In Texas its usually more of goober-natorial rather than a gubernatorial race, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-10-03 09:04:34 PM  
She's gonna need luck.  Maybe a bit of divine intervention (if God is willing to forgive her for wanting to kill the unborn), maybe some bribes and low-ball tactics.  Throw in voter fraud for good measure and she MAY beat out Greg Abbott.

But she's no Kathie Glass.
 
2013-10-03 09:05:14 PM  
I hope all of us pinko commie librards on fark donate to her campaign, she's already down something like 25 mil to 1 mil
 
2013-10-03 09:06:50 PM  
She'll lose by 10 points and move on to a solid two year career as a MSNBC talking head complaining about how liberals are better people.
 
2013-10-03 09:07:20 PM  
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2013-10-03 09:07:23 PM  
I wish her luck.
 
2013-10-03 09:08:55 PM  
Doubt she'll win but running for governor will raise her profile which she can then use to run for Congress in a purple district.
 
2013-10-03 09:09:33 PM  
single mom whose claim to fame is talking a lot for a day? Actually, that exceeds the apparently very low requirements to be Governor of Texas. Welcome aboard, talking lady!
 
2013-10-03 09:09:35 PM  

Dhusk: Hope she does well and that the state is ready for an actual intelligent candidate.  In Texas its usually more of goober-natorial rather than a gubernatorial race, if you know what I mean.


Setting that bar mighty high my freind.

Good luck Wendy.  And if all else fails, fillibuster.
 
2013-10-03 09:09:39 PM  
I'd vote for her if it didn't mean that I'd have to move to fuggin' Texas.
 
2013-10-03 09:10:39 PM  

Into the blue again: I hope all of us pinko commie librards on fark donate to her campaign, she's already down something like 25 mil to 1 mil


Give 50 million to her campaign and there will be anonymous donations to Abbots campaign reaching close to a billion.  The only real effect large donations will have is draining some of the 2016 coffers for the GOP presidential.  Her district must be up for grabs because this makes 0 sense.
 
2013-10-03 09:10:55 PM  
Hey, someone has to run or else the GOP runs unopposed.

We'll have to see what numbers she draws, but I have to think the shutdown gives her at least a little bit of hope.
 
2013-10-03 09:12:27 PM  

Gosling: Hey, someone has to run or else the GOP runs unopposed.

We'll have to see what numbers she draws, but I have to think the shutdown gives her at least a little bit of hope.


shutdown? Was she legitimately raped? Poor woman.
 
2013-10-03 09:13:41 PM  
Will/can Perry run again or will there be someone else on the GOP ticket?
 
2013-10-03 09:15:42 PM  

SithLord: She's gonna need luck.  Maybe a bit of divine intervention (if God is willing to forgive her for wanting to kill the unborn), maybe some bribes and low-ball tactics.  Throw in voter fraud for good measure and she MAY beat out Greg Abbott.

But she's no Kathie Glass.


From the state that gave us W, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz? Where is your God now?
 
2013-10-03 09:16:52 PM  

jaytkay: Will/can Perry run again or will there be someone else on the GOP ticket?


She'll be facing Greg Abbott, who has previously tried and failed to gerrymander her out of office. Open seat race, which kinda makes it a now-or-never thing for her: if she doesn't go for it right now, she'd be facing an incumbent next time and the odds would be even steeper.
 
2013-10-03 09:17:26 PM  
I don't know about hero, unless the definition of hero down there, is anything but a mouth breathing yokel?
 
2013-10-03 09:19:05 PM  
My first green and it's a happy one.
 
2013-10-03 09:21:03 PM  
Hey subtard, a HERO is someone that can keep a national tourist attraction open!
 
2013-10-03 09:21:16 PM  

Gosling: Hey, someone has to run or else the GOP runs unopposed.

We'll have to see what numbers she draws, but I have to think the shutdown gives her at least a little bit of hope.


There will be a lot of big talks, some great speeches, some of the biggest names backing her.  And it wont matter.  Its Texas.  If you live here for a few decades you begin to learn what that means.  To be clear, Austin is not in Texas, it is merely surrounded by it.  Wendy Davis running for governor is actually depressing for me, because now they will all come out to vote just to show how much they hate her.  All of them.  Honestly we will possibly lose more ground in Texas because of her popularity than we would if Abbot had run unopposed.  It sounds stupid to you all i'm sure but its real.  Her loss will not just be for the governors seat.  If they ALL show up, we will lose even more seats in the house and senate.  Not that it matters much right now with how few seats dems have.
 
2013-10-03 09:21:47 PM  
Bankrupt the Kochs, Wendy.

/it worked with Reagan and the Soviets
 
2013-10-03 09:25:32 PM  
Homescholers for Perry
 
2013-10-03 09:25:43 PM  
She faces long odds, but with a little luck she may be able to pull it off. She's definitely the most exciting candidate Texas has seen in a long time, and you know? It's about time they started having real elections there.
 
2013-10-03 09:27:36 PM  
I will be happy to donate to her campaign. The blue-ening of Texas begins.
 
2013-10-03 09:28:02 PM  
Governor in the land of Goobers.
Unless you are an oil company shill that loves Jebus and hates the government you don't have a chance in Texas.
Maybe in another 10 years!
 
2013-10-03 09:29:21 PM  
Some folks might want to look at the last 3 or 4 electoral maps of Texas before dismissing her out of hand.
 
2013-10-03 09:30:51 PM  

WTF Indeed: She'll lose by 10 points and move on to a solid two year career as a MSNBC talking head complaining about how liberals are better people.




I am so happy you said that! She's as good as elected!,
 
2013-10-03 09:32:44 PM  

MFAWG: Some folks might want to look at the last 3 or 4 electoral maps of Texas before dismissing her out of hand.


EXACTLY!
 
2013-10-03 09:33:23 PM  
I know I sound concerned, but is this really a good idea?
 
2013-10-03 09:34:24 PM  

Triple Oak: I will be happy to donate to her campaign. The blue-ening of Texas begins.


same here. That state needs some motherly love, not joking. It's bull-nuts-pickup-truck crazy turned up to 11, and i'd donate to see the pattern abate. As soon as possible.
 
2013-10-03 09:35:03 PM  

Triple Oak: I will be happy to donate to her campaign. The blue-ening of Texas begins.


I just did ... and I live in Colorado.

Wendy ... YOU GO GIRL!!!!
 
2013-10-03 09:36:46 PM  
Yay!

/A woman's place is in the Dome
 
2013-10-03 09:38:20 PM  
Where is Molly Ivins when you really need her?
 
2013-10-03 09:41:34 PM  

Summercat: I know I sound concerned, but is this really a good idea?


Why?  Is someone going to assassinate her?
 
2013-10-03 09:41:37 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-03 09:42:36 PM  
Why was the first image to pop into my brain that of Wendy-O Williams?

//old
 
2013-10-03 09:42:49 PM  

what_now: I am so happy you said that! She's as good as elected!,


I believe I'm 2-1, dear.
 
2013-10-03 09:44:49 PM  
Best of luck to her.
 
2013-10-03 09:45:19 PM  
Basically, if you think Wendy Davis will win the governor's seat on the power of a failed filibuster, then you have to have assume Rand Paul will be the next President of the United States.
 
2013-10-03 09:46:10 PM  

L Buff: Triple Oak: I will be happy to donate to her campaign. The blue-ening of Texas begins.

I just did ... and I live in Colorado.

Wendy ... YOU GO GIRL!!!!


Oh ... and BTW ... you are HAWT!!!

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Doing anything Saturday night? I'm available! :)
 
2013-10-03 09:47:26 PM  

MFAWG: Some folks might want to look at the last 3 or 4 electoral maps of Texas before dismissing her out of hand.


I don't know if she'll be able to win next election, but you are correct that according to current trends Texas will become a purple state within a couple election cycles.  A couple election cycles after that, it could be a blue state.


Of course given the current...situation, who the heck knows what the political landscape will be like in the 2014 elections, let alone in 2016 or 2018.  I could very easily see the Republican party splitting into two different parties.
 
2013-10-03 09:48:00 PM  
As I said in the other thread, it's an uphill battle but the Rick Perry burnout is going to give her some serious momentum, inasmuch as Abbott is an even bigger prick than Perry.

Give 'em hell, Wendy!
 
2013-10-03 09:49:22 PM  
She looks much older there than in other images of her.  That filibuster did wonders for her name recognition, but she has little chance of winning the Democratic primary let alone the general election.
 
2013-10-03 09:49:37 PM  
This is going to be an incremental process that is going to take several election cycles.  Winning isn't an attainable goal for Davis, but between having a high profile candidate and Obama's former campaign staff setting up shop here it's going to get millions of longtime disillusioned and despondent Texas Democrats who threw up their hands years ago back and engaged political process, and hopefully get millions of new Democrats registered as well.    Texas is a conservative state, but the Texas Democratic Party has been train  full of clowncars derailing into a dumpster fire for over a decade.   There's no reason why Ted Cruz should win every district in the Houston area, including urban Houston which voted for Obama over Romney.
 
2013-10-03 09:52:51 PM  

2wolves: Where is Molly Ivins when you really need her?


Oh, damn. In my dreams.
 
2013-10-03 09:54:15 PM  

WTF Indeed: Basically, if you think Wendy Davis will win the governor's seat on the power of a failed filibuster, then you have to have assume Rand Paul will be the next President of the United States.


When was Rand Paul involved in a filibuster?
 
2013-10-03 09:55:15 PM  

MFAWG: Some folks might want to look at the last 3 or 4 electoral maps of Texas before dismissing her out of hand.


Because all candidates pull out the same voters, voter oppression law restrictions are still illegal, and it wont be a campaign centered around a woman famous for supporting abortion in Texas...
 
2013-10-03 09:58:19 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: She looks much older there than in other images of her.  That filibuster did wonders for her name recognition, but she has little chance of winning the Democratic primary let alone the general election.


Democrats will run nothing against her that would have a chance (White) since she is the hottest name they have.  When she's seen "hanging out" with Obama and Clinton she will be a shoe in.  There will be about 5 "independents" that show up for the general election but they never matter.  I can only see this working as a coffer draining strategy.  Its the only way it makes sense.
 
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