Skip to comments.The Left’s Quest for Texas
Posted on 03/04/2013 3:27:56 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
In 1960, Nixon beat Kennedy in California following up on Eisenhowers decisive wins over Adlai Stevenson. Nixon won California again in 1968, beating out Humphrey, and then McGovern in 1972. Ford held on to California in 1976, Reagan won it decisively in two elections and Bush held on to it against Dukakis.
All that ended in 1992. No Republican has won California since.
With the largest number of electoral votes in the country, California played a decisive role in Republican presidential victories. Texas, with the second largest number of electoral votes, a state which leaned Democrat around the same time that California learned Republican, has become the ace in the hole. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue, then it may be a long time until we see a Republican in the White House.
Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat to win Texas and he was the Democrat who lost Texas. But todays Democrats are hoping that Hillary Clinton can win Texas back.
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It ain’t been too long that we got rid of Yeller Dog democrats. Folks have not forgotten LBJ, Ma Richards and the like. Dems don’t even come in a close 2nd here.
Harris county went 50/50 in the presidential election. No other county in the country with that amount of population came close to that figure.
If, as you seem to be saying, even deep-red Texas is ready to legalize marijuana, then maybe anti-pot zealots need to re-examine their position.