Wendy Davis is the best chance in a long time for a Democrat to win the Texas governor’s race, but she is still trailing 6-15% depending on which polls you read.
Of course, the right including Sarah Palin try to smear her. They want to go all the back to when at 19, married with kids, she separated from her husband, and then went on to Law School. Some on the right even want to go as far as saying she prostituted herself to pay for her student loans.
I’d dearly love for the right to learn a lesson about judging others by having Wendy Davis win the election. If you’d also like to see this, you can help by going to her webpage http://www.wendydavistexas.com/.
This election is getting national attention and Karl Rove and his cronies are contributing to her Republican opponent plus supporting negative ads against Wendy Davis. Davis’ campaign funds are based on grass root contributions from people. It will be difficult for her to compete against the big money interests available to her opponent, but she is a fighter.
By the way, while they are attacking Wendy, her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, has embraced Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent was an invited speaker at one of his campaign stops. Nugent referred to Abbott as his friend and blood-brother. Right, this is the same guy who in a 1998 documentary admitted to being addicted to sex with underage girls: “In a 1998 documentary on VH1 “Behind the Music,” Nugent admitted to affairs with several under-aged girls. “I was addicted to girls. It was hopeless. It was beautiful,” he said.”
This is not the only lapse in judgment by Abbott. As the referenced article points out, when on Twitter, someone had referred to Davis as an “idiot” and “retard Barbie”, Abbott thanked him.
Since Nugent is an avid gun supporter, Abbott’s support for Nugent shows Republicans continue to place the value of guns over women.
And by the way, since there are those who want to accuse Davis as being a bad mother, what do her daughters say? Originally she wanted to keep them out of having to go through the difficult times when they were young, but the daughters insisted on coming forward publicly. They have spoken publicly but have also published letters. In the letter from one of her daughters, Dru, she writes:
“Both of my parents made sacrifices to make education happen for all of us, my sister and me included. And both of them have been great role models for what it means to care about people in the world…
People have come to know Wendy Davis the politician. But I want people to relate to Wendy Davis, my mother. I have a bond with my mother that is unlike any other.”