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Texas Monthly: Watch out for Medina! She could win
Texas Monthly ^ | 10th Feb | Paul Burka

Posted on 02/10/2010 9:20:20 AM PST by takecontrol

I have been telling friends for a couple of weeks now that if Medina can raise $2 million by February 16 (the start of early voting), she will be governor. What this poll tells me is that Texans are sick and tired of Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison and their career politician credentials and their negative campaigns. Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks.

(Excerpt) Read more at texasmonthly.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; medina; paulestinians; perry; troofers; truthers; tx; tx2010; txgop
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1 posted on 02/10/2010 9:20:20 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol

I don’t know a lot about her, but like her from what I have read/seen. I was really surprised to see Palin back Perry instead of Medina.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 9:21:26 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

that’s only because they’re buddies from the governor’s association


3 posted on 02/10/2010 9:22:28 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol

4 posted on 02/10/2010 9:22:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: takecontrol

Versus a waffley on the border amateur who’s claim to fame is she thinks she can sue when she doesn’t get what she wants (eg when she sued the RNC in 2008 to try to block seating of delegates because Ron Paul lost).

Some people are so invested in being anti anything, they will buy anyone that sells them a bill of goods.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 9:22:37 AM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; Allegra

ping


6 posted on 02/10/2010 9:23:30 AM PST by mnehring
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To: takecontrol

Too bad it takes so much money for good people to get elected.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:30 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: takecontrol

Texas Monthly is prety much our local version of Mother Jones, with full blown GLBT and Ecofreakdom advocacy.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:39 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: takecontrol

From Texas Monthly? I wouldn’t trade a bucket of warm spit for that rag.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 9:25:38 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: takecontrol

With that last name, all she has to do in Texas is win the primary — look who the Dems are fielding there. I am sending her money. It would be so wonderful to see this happen for the greater good of Texas. I hope people get behind her like they got behind Scott Brown. If she wins the primary, it will be interesting to see how Perry and KBH treat her.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 9:26:41 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: cweese

If Medina wins it will make news as a repudiation of Sarah Palin.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 9:27:40 AM PST by WVNan (.)
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To: MrEdd

Burka is respected though.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 9:28:00 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: WVNan

I doubt it, more like a repudiation of career politicians

I believe she will make the run off.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 9:28:50 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: La Lydia

I’m starting to believe (and pray) she will make the run off


14 posted on 02/10/2010 9:30:21 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol
"Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks."

No need for that snarky little put-down of Palin. He's not helping Medina with comments like that.

Medina's staunchest supporters are likely to be Tea Party/Palin folks.

15 posted on 02/10/2010 9:31:00 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MrEdd

Amen about Texas Monthly being mother Jones. It reminds me of those slick page mags like GQ, Vanity Fair, etc that you see in the dentist office. Very leftist, difficult to find the articles for all the advertising. Aimed square at women with disposable cash. Nothing Texan about it.

Texas highways is a *far better* alternative mag.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 9:31:38 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: takecontrol

Yeah, but I do wish she would not base who she supports on friendship. Of course, I guess that’s asking a lot.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 9:32:47 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: takecontrol

GOOD1 HOW THE HELL LONG HAS ‘KAY BAILEY HUTCHINSON’ BEEN AROUND AND WHAT HAS IT GOTTEN US?????


18 posted on 02/10/2010 9:33:02 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: mnehring

You want waffley on the border?

Mitt Perry and Say Daily MushandSpin are the poster children


19 posted on 02/10/2010 9:34:06 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: La Lydia

What has Median done that leads you to believe she would be a good governor?


20 posted on 02/10/2010 9:34:23 AM PST by Ditter
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To: WVNan

Probably. But I don’t think she’ll win.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: takecontrol

I quit taking and reading TM years ago as it had become so liberal.

I’m thinking their purpose in this article is to try to have Medina as the Dims competition (White) because they think it would make it easier for White to win the election. I have doubts that any dim can win the governor’s spot in Texas—but one never knows.......

One thing about it: this is going to be a very interesting election—and yes, I’m still backing Medina.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 9:35:01 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: WVNan

I think you over estimate the ramifications of endorsements. I would hardly consider a vote for JD or Medina as a repudiation of Palin, nor would I consider a vote for McCain or Perry an endorsement of Palin.

I hope McCain gets STOMPPED BY JD and it doesn’t bother me that Palin endorses him.
I would much Prefer Perry over KBH and don’t know anything about Medina.

I suspect you don’t want Palin to run so you are hoping this will be a repudiation of Palin. It won’t…


23 posted on 02/10/2010 9:35:26 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: takecontrol

24 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:14 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: takecontrol
...buddies from the governor's association

...and she "owes" her endorsement to McCain, too, eh?

25 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:20 AM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: takecontrol

That would be classic.


26 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:31 AM PST by Tribune7 (Obama Is An Obstructionist)
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To: Windflier

“Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks.”
No need for that snarky little put-down of Palin. He’s not helping Medina with comments like that.

I second that, a stupid way to try and get Palin supporters on your side...


27 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:38 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Windflier

“Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas”

What is her gravitas besides a few opinions? She ever run anything? Im amazed anyone could compare her to Sarah and have her come out ahead.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:42 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: takecontrol
I guess I'm ambivalent about Median. I keep hearing on FR that she's a pro-amnesty crackpot, but that could simply be Perry-bots. However, in the debate, I thought she came off like a real conservative while Perry and KBH looked like the career fat-cats they are.

Also, do not assume that the name Medina means and automatic win in a heavily Hispanic state. Hispanics in Texas tend to vote 'rat, regardless of the last name. I will be voting for whichever person with an R in their name gets the nomination. I'm just not sure if I am going all out for Medina yet.

29 posted on 02/10/2010 9:39:17 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: takecontrol

Forget Medina. You have to support the establishment candidates. They have been party approved!!!

(YES it is sarcasm)


30 posted on 02/10/2010 9:39:24 AM PST by MichiganConservative (I wouldn't hate the government if it didn't exist. (Evil + Stupid) === Government)
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To: Sans-Culotte

It’s the Perry-bots


31 posted on 02/10/2010 9:40:03 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: basil

the polls show her beating the rat very easily, which is no mean feat. She needs to become better known but if she makes the run off there is enough time


32 posted on 02/10/2010 9:41:58 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol
Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks.

Not really. Sarah Palin is a conservative. Medina is a libertarian. There is a pretty big difference.

Medina is pandering to the Hispanics for the vote. She has also energized the most bizarre of the Ron Paul accolytes and she herself has been one.

That, coupled with her complete lack of any experience that would lend value to the office of Governor is why she will not get my vote.

33 posted on 02/10/2010 9:42:57 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: mnehring

“when she sued the RNC in 2008 to try to block seating of delegates because Ron Paul lost”

I was there, of course (and probably will be in Dallas). The precise reason for the suit was that the party convention schedule did not elect the permanent chair until the second day; and the resolution of disputed delegates occurred on the first day. It would be more proper to elect the permanent chair first so that the dispute resolution committee could be appointed by a permanent chair.

Frankly, I did not care about when the permanent chair was elected because I have been involved with the immense amount of personal time (and lack of sleep, and not seeing my kids awake, and lack of recognition) that we put in to running just the March district conventions. I can not imagine the amount of volunteer time that goes into planning the state convention. Seriously, with 10,000 people, actual debate about anything is not practical. My goal at the state convention is to meet old friends, have a good time, and elect a non-RINO SREC rep.


34 posted on 02/10/2010 9:45:02 AM PST by Stat-boy
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To: basil

there are polls in a country on that blog showing her in 2nd place ahead of KBH. I really do think she’s going to make the run off at least. I expect a low turnout and that will help her because her supporters will show up more. who is motivated enough to vote for KBH?


35 posted on 02/10/2010 9:45:40 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: Robbin

Excuse me? Did I say I HOPE the news reports a Medina win as a repudiation of Sarah Palin? Don’t you realize that the lib media will use anything possible to attack Sarah? I was expressing a fear, not a hope.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 9:45:55 AM PST by WVNan (.)
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To: WVNan

the media is full of hot air

Chris Matthews has attacked Medina! (search for it on youtube_)

They’re running scared


37 posted on 02/10/2010 9:48:20 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: Allegra

Girl, if I were a Texan, your word alone would be good enough for me. Hugs your way.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 9:48:42 AM PST by WVNan (.)
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To: La Lydia

“With that last name, all she has to do in Texas is win the primary”

We wish. Hispanics tend to vote party line. For example, many of us remember the Orlando Sanchez run for Houston mayor many years back. He lost.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 9:49:12 AM PST by Stat-boy
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To: Ditter

I infer from your question you believe that only people who have been previously elected to public office can serve as governor, I disagree. But I agree with major parts of her platform, smaller government, eliminate property tax, protect gun ownership, secure the border, restore state sovereignty. She has been campaigning like a trooper. She is a registered nurse, not a lawyer. She founded and has been running a small business (knows what it means to meet a payroll). She home schooled her kids. She is a NORMAL PERSON.
Also: the other two in the race.


40 posted on 02/10/2010 9:49:18 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

A Paulista would be good for Texas?


41 posted on 02/10/2010 9:50:09 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: WVNan

by the way Medina is going to be on Beck radio tomorrow at 10am if you want to listen to her

join me in praying hard she makes the run off


42 posted on 02/10/2010 9:50:20 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol

Who is she?


43 posted on 02/10/2010 9:51:19 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: pgkdan

listen to Beck tomorrow at 10am and find out...


44 posted on 02/10/2010 9:51:44 AM PST by takecontrol
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To: takecontrol

So many folks here are trying to tie her with Ron Paul as if that’s a bad thing. While I never agreed with Mr. Paul 100% (who does anybody agree with 100%), he was my representative for many years.

Does anyone remember that “Great” Republican, Tom Delay? Well, I certainly do. He was known as “The Hammer”, and he came through and redistricted Texas. He took me out of Ron Paul’s district, and I am now in Lloyd Doggett’s district. Anybody who doesn’t know this slime bag—please “google” him. He’s a total wild eyed liberal who is so far left that it makes your head spin.


45 posted on 02/10/2010 9:51:55 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: takecontrol
that’s only because they’re buddies from the governor’s association

And she's supporting McCain the RINO in chief because they're buddies and she owes him. Seems she's more interested in helping 'buddies' than in prooting genuine conservatives. I don't trust Palin as far as I can throw her.

46 posted on 02/10/2010 9:52:57 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: DesertRhino

Glad others have picked this up. Gravitas? Palin’s got one son in Iraq and another in limbo, an unmarried daughter with a baby, and a target on her back the LSM can’t seem to resist (or hit, for that matter). She’s been a successful & popular mayor and governor. How many candidates for president match up to that?


47 posted on 02/10/2010 9:53:05 AM PST by Mach9 (.)
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To: MrEdd

Yea, you said it for me; we use TM for toilet paper.


48 posted on 02/10/2010 9:53:18 AM PST by glide625 (It's not news if it's been happening repeatedly for the last 50 years.)
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To: Carley

Truthfully, yes, and I am not a Paulista. I can’t see her doing as much damage as the other two, or being nearly as Machiavellian, and if she could get just a little bit of her agenda through, it would be good for Texas.


49 posted on 02/10/2010 9:53:31 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Mach9

Well, then, I’m writing in Palin for Texas Gov.


50 posted on 02/10/2010 9:55:42 AM PST by MichiganConservative (I wouldn't hate the government if it didn't exist. (Evil + Stupid) === Government)
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