This morning I heard a new desperate David Dewhurst ad claiming Ted “had a meltdown” in an interview with Senator Dan Patrick. They played excerpts and all I heard was Ted trying to get Dan to let him talk. It was all Dan Patrick ranting. I don’t know what happened between Dan Patrick and Ted Cruz, but they are apparently not the best of friends. I’ve had a great run of championing Dan Patrick, but now it’s sayonara Danny Boy, we hardly knew ye.
I listened to some of Dan’s radio show on my way from work to vote (for Cruz) & he sounded a bit stressed & on the defensive. I think he may be taking some heat for his treatment of Cruz.
Sadly, I have to agree that there are some Texans who will just follow the GOPe path. I have one friend who is in a “Republican Women’s Club” who likes Dewhurst & doesn’t like Sarah. She’s not a native though. And there are a few Lucianne posters in Texas that seem to be Barbara Bush clones - very moderate.
At the Tracy Gee Center they said it had been busy all day. Who would a higher than expected turn-out favor?
I heard the same ad this afternoon...
I liked Dan Patrick when he hosted his radio program before he was elected, but have been working out-of-state most the time the last few years and don't know if he has changed much since being elected.
The verbal exchange was Cruz and Patrick disagreeing on what Cruz had said and meant, apparently about someone Patrick likes(?), and who was telling things straight, and both of them talking over each other.
But Patrick owns the mic and had the upper hand of course.
I didn't see it as a meltdown at all. I heard it as Cruz defending himself and not knuckling under to Patrick.
It was - to a great extent - just what the media theater is these days - Rep. Dem. Cons. Lib it doesn't matter. This aspect is the same.
SO I don't see it as a negative for Cruz. I see it as he is not letting himself be pushed around.
The ad did NOT have any information to let one even get a vague idea over what they were arguing about. Just that they were arguing.
Big Deal. If that is the best Dewhurst has got, Cruz will win.
Dan Patrick never shuts the hell up to let another person speak. Nothing riles me faster than not being able to get a word in edgewise. I don’t blame Cruz if he lost his patience.