“(Wendy) Davis is running (for governor) against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is heavily favored to win in a state that remains strongly Republican.” — Katie Glueck, in “Wendy Davis and the ever-longer odds,” Politico, Oct. 19.
Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing.
Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer, barring divine intervention.