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Texas governor's race not turning out as expected
The Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/20/2010 | DAVE MONTGOMERY

Posted on 02/21/2010 7:50:11 AM PST by LA Woman3

WHARTON -- It began as a battle of the titans, with Rick Perry -- the longest serving governor in Texas history -- being challenged in the GOP primary by the state's senior U.S. senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison.

But as the multimillion-dollar contest comes to a close, Perry's bid for another four-year term appears to hinge not only on Hutchison's strength but on the fate of the third candidate in the race -- Debra Medina, a once-obscure insurgent whose showing in the March 2 primary will decide whether Perry wins outright or faces an April runoff. With Perry holding a seemingly insurmountable lead in polls, the governor's race in recent weeks began evolving into a surprise battle for second place as Medina appeared to be within striking distance of overtaking Hutchison, one of the state's dominant political figures.

But Medina's detractors -- as well as several independent analysts -- say she may have self-destructed in a Feb. 11 interview with conservative commentator Glenn Beck by not immediately disavowing a theory that the U.S. government may have played a role in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

The former Wharton County Republican chairwoman quickly sought to repair the damage, saying there was no doubt that Muslim terrorists flew the hijacked planes on 9-11. Medina now says she believes the incident may have strengthened her candidacy by galvanizing supporters, positioning her for a strong showing against her two Republican rivals.

"Did it feel good? No. Am I sick of answering the questions? Yes. I am," she said in an hourlong interview last week in her Wharton campaign headquarters. "But at the end of day, I think it's going to be labeled backfire," she added, repeating her contention that she was set up in Beck's interview.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


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KEYWORDS: governor; medina; paulestinians; texas; troofers; truthers
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To: mylife

The way Houston hated him, he’s probably just hangin out waiting until he is annointed in the dem primary. I think it would be hilarious if the camel jock got the dem nom, at least he would carry Arlingistan.


101 posted on 02/21/2010 11:44:46 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: catfish1957
Medina now says she believes the incident may have strengthened her candidacy by galvanizing supporters

Wow I have never heard spin at warp speed!! That's pretty funny....


Well putting the galvanizing in prespective maybe it did a little togetherness....
Medina at the Stockyards Coliseum.

102 posted on 02/21/2010 11:46:09 AM PST by deport
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To: dusttoyou

Sarahacuda will be in Tyler on the 25th or 26th.


Is that in June at the Oil Palace?

http://tpstage.sx.atl.publicus.com/article/20100218/NEWS08/100219902


103 posted on 02/21/2010 11:51:11 AM PST by deport
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To: mylife
Obama doesn’t have to disclose that info.....
Because the Founding Fathers obviously did not see any strong need to set up any mechanism other than to got nuclear in the House when Electrorial Votes are certified.

We need to make a change to make it a requirement for every serious candidate, but no only BC and to include passport, college, etc.. Don't need any future "possibilities" like now that could bite us on the backside, like now.

104 posted on 02/21/2010 11:53:43 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: dusttoyou

Houston is getting to be like New Orleans.

It is amazing this clown is in the race at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9kqxQWGYuU


105 posted on 02/21/2010 12:10:22 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: dusttoyou

I sure would like to see homeboys college writings.

They would tell us more about the punk than his BC


106 posted on 02/21/2010 12:14:35 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: catfish1957
Keep thinking that as our state gets overrun from the Mexican hoards to the south.

States aren't responsible for protecting the borders. By law, only the feds can do that.

Blame who's responsible, not an innocent bystander.

107 posted on 02/21/2010 12:45:37 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: mylife
Perry did some very shitty things with the trans Texas corridor and toll roads.

The TTC died but we got lots of toll roads.

I didn't like the TTC either.

But, look at it this way, after ten years, you're going to hold one mistake against the guy?

And, while neither of us are enamored of toll roads, we both live in rural areas -- and never have to use them. By the same token, I've never heard my friends in the city -- who actually use them -- complain about them.

I repeat my question: Can you name a better-run state than Texas?

108 posted on 02/21/2010 12:48:55 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

I dont like Perry, but he has run the state very well


109 posted on 02/21/2010 12:56:18 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife
I dont like Perry, but he has run the state very well

That's pretty well where I am, too. Give the devil his due...

110 posted on 02/21/2010 1:02:18 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
And, while neither of us are enamored of toll roads, we both live in rural areas -- and never have to use them. By the same token, I've never heard my friends in the city -- who actually use them -- complain about them.

Rolling Through The City

111 posted on 02/21/2010 1:11:53 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Well its too bad the dems could have Kinky again to really make it a ‘wild and crazy” party.


112 posted on 02/21/2010 5:18:09 PM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Brilliant
"Hutchison...a good Republican", now that's a solid oxymoron
113 posted on 02/21/2010 7:45:22 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Friendofgeorge

Not from Texas, but you like Perry? May I please suggest that you like Perry BECAUSE you are not from Texas and haven’t had to watch his shenanigans up close.

NOT one of the good guys, but he may be the best we have this year. It’s a shame.


114 posted on 02/21/2010 8:41:52 PM PST by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: LA Woman3

She wouldn’t have to be answering the questions NOW if she’d given a simple “NO” answer then.

She would have been in the run-off with Perry (and still might be)and then generated enough excitement to win in November. But, that 42 second gaffe in the Glenn Beck interview..........................


115 posted on 02/21/2010 11:12:12 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: Jedidah

I can’t believe the pitiful lot we have to choose from in the GOP Primary.


116 posted on 02/21/2010 11:13:33 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: deport

When was that picture taken? Was it in the early stages of the Campaign?


117 posted on 02/21/2010 11:15:06 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Yep; if a true Conservative would have entered this race, he, or she, would have won.


118 posted on 02/21/2010 11:22:32 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: patriot08

La Raza probably has her in their back pocket!
_____________________________________________________________You best hope not. La Raza is the ACORN of the Hispanic Community. They can get her a whole heck of a lot of votes. I’m thinking the high predicted turnout will favor Medina.


119 posted on 02/21/2010 11:25:57 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: no dems

When was that picture taken? Was it in the early stages of the Campaign?


Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 at the Fort Worth Coliseum during the rally hosted by the United Conservative Colilition of Texas.


120 posted on 02/22/2010 6:15:59 AM PST by deport
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To: piytar

I agree and I am in Texas too.


121 posted on 02/22/2010 6:50:18 AM PST by Ditter
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To: txhurl

Check out this post. No way I will vote for Medina or KBH.


122 posted on 02/22/2010 7:26:05 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Me neither. Yesterday Medina’s people were waving signs at 1431/183.


123 posted on 02/22/2010 7:30:22 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I see the Medina folks at the Randalls on Lakeline at Cypress Creek too.


124 posted on 02/22/2010 7:32:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Allegra

Ron Paul is anything but a moon-bat. He predicted this economic crunch way back in 2002-2003. The only moonbats we have are in the White House.


125 posted on 02/22/2010 1:52:56 PM PST by kingpins10
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To: kingpins10
You're entitled to your opinion; I am entitled to mine. IMO, Ron Paul is a wacko.

You might want to read the site owner's opinion on Ron Paul and his acolytes here.

Paulbots have been spamming this site for years. Believe me; we've heard it all.

126 posted on 02/22/2010 4:51:28 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: no dems
She wouldn’t have to be answering the questions NOW if she’d given a simple “NO” answer then.

You are exactly right. I'm glad Glenn did ask the question!
127 posted on 02/22/2010 6:16:19 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Allegra

Sorry, I don’t allow anyone to form my opinion, site owner or no.


128 posted on 02/23/2010 2:48:28 PM PST by kingpins10
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To: kingpins10
Sorry, I don’t allow anyone to form my opinion, site owner or no.

He doesn't form my opinion. In fact, I was battling PaulBots on here long before he wrote that.

We just happen to be in agreement.

The Pauletarians are a nuisance to the conservative cause.

129 posted on 02/23/2010 2:52:37 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Allegra

“He doesn’t form my opinion”

Then why did you mention the site owner’s opinions? Sounds to me like you desire to be validated instead of standing for sound money and a strong economy.

We don’t need more RINO’s. We need real people that care about America. Agree?


130 posted on 02/24/2010 1:50:50 PM PST by kingpins10
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To: kingpins10
Then why did you mention the site owner’s opinions?

Because I thought you might be more comfortable posting on Libertarian forums instead of one that doesn't go along with your ideology.

Funny how you decided what my views were for me. You know, that's a RonPaulbot trait.

We don’t need more RINO’s. We need real people that care about America. Agree?

Oh, I'm agasint the RINOs and if you had read some of my posts on here in the past, you'd know that and not have to make assumptions. I am for conservative leadership, though, not Libertarians masquerading as Republicans.

131 posted on 02/24/2010 1:59:54 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racisvisdit.")
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To: Allegra

Ok. If you’re for “conservative leadership”, who do you support in the TX governor’s race?


132 posted on 02/24/2010 4:19:57 PM PST by kingpins10
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To: kingpins10
Ok. If you’re for “conservative leadership”, who do you support in the TX governor’s race?

Since there aren't any conservatives in the race, I'm having to hold my nose and vote for Perry. I detest KBH and Medina is a Ron Paul Acolyte libertarian.

I hope somebody like Ted Poe or John Culberson will take a shot at it next time around.

133 posted on 02/24/2010 4:29:52 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racisvisdit.")
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To: Allegra

Perry is a populist. Medina would be better for job growth.


134 posted on 02/24/2010 4:35:06 PM PST by kingpins10
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