Skip to comments.Texas governor's race not turning out as expected
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.
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I agree and I am in Texas too.
Check out this post. No way I will vote for Medina or KBH.
Me neither. Yesterday Medina’s people were waving signs at 1431/183.
I see the Medina folks at the Randalls on Lakeline at Cypress Creek too.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
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 dont need more RINOs. 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.
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.
Perry is a populist. Medina would be better for job growth.
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