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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:48 AM

Let me Make this Pellucidly Clear

Beto will be Governor of Texas by next year this time. That is all.
Let the Holiday Season begin

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Reply Let me Make this Pellucidly Clear (Original post)
malaise Nov 25 OP
elleng Nov 25 #1
SoCalDavidS Nov 25 #2
malaise Nov 25 #3
SoCalDavidS Nov 25 #4
malaise Nov 25 #5
ShazzieB Nov 25 #6
dem4decades Nov 25 #7
FBaggins Nov 25 #8
malaise Nov 25 #11
Rstrstx Nov 25 #9
Wounded Bear Nov 25 #10
Duncanpup Nov 25 #12
malaise Nov 25 #13
brewens Nov 25 #14
malaise Nov 25 #15

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:50 AM

1. Thanks!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:29 AM

2. You Must Be Referring To A Different Texas

The Texas I know of, is where Democratic candidates' campaigns go to die.

But, I will be watching from CA, and hoping by some miracle, that you're right.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:31 AM

3. Ask Ann Richards and get back to me

That is all

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:35 AM

4. With All Due Respect

She was Governor for a single term, and that was 26 Years ago. The repubs have a stranglehold on TX these days, and they're putting in place voting laws that are meant to disenfranchise Democrats.

And while Beto is certainly a great candidate, Ann Richards was one of a kind. She was like a Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. The type of person who comes along once in a lifetime.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:43 AM

5. Beto is that sort of person

and as you have noted all three -Richards,Clinton and Obama have come along in my lifetime

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:50 AM

6. I agree with you about Beto having a very special quality.

Much like those other three, something about him just stands out.

I don't claim to know what his chances are, but I do believe that IF anyone can win as a Democrat in Texas, it's Beto O'Rourke. 👍

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:56 AM

7. If Beto was in any other State he'd be a Senator by now, maybe a Governor.

Texas su c KS, it ruins good Democratic candidate's ability for other offices.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:08 AM

8. Not a chance

He might be governor-elect.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:20 AM

11. ROFL

You win the thread

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:14 AM

9. Abbott will still be governor in a year, but...

…hopefully Beto will be Governor-elect.

From what I’ve seen of him early he is more disciplined than in 2018 or especially 2020. He started off his first weekend by meeting with concerned school parents in the Valley. That tells me his team knows A) the border area needs shoring up - badly and 2) they (correctly) think the Republicans are going to try and throw public schools into the political ring in ‘22. And he’s hitting Abbott on his more obvious vulnerabilities.

I still think a lot of people are missing the big picture though. Democrats across the state desperately wanted him to run to bring out the base, whether he wins or loses he is going to make a difference in the down-ticket races. His “failed” 2018 Senate run brought the party new life, won us countless lower races and reversed decades of Democratic declines in the state. A high Democratic turnout in what is going to be a headwind year will be critical in a lot of races.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:23 AM

10. Your keyboard to god's monitor...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:22 AM

12. After Beto wins malaise

I’ll call you with my burner phone

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Response to Duncanpup (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:26 AM

13. Well you'll be a Proud Man

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:41 AM

14. Thanks malise! I was sitting here waiting for you to give the go ahead. Time to get in

the shower. I have a turkey to roast.

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Response to brewens (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:07 AM

15. Enjoy!

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