Ever had a date you didn't want to introduce to your mother?
Bill White knows how you felt. The Democratic nominee for governor will campaign today in Midland, Abilene and Alvarado. Where he won't be is in Austin and Dallas, where President Barack Obama, the leader of White's political party, will be holding two fundraisers and giving a speech on higher education — and, it turns out, meeting briefly with White's opponent, Republican Gov. Rick Perry, to talk about border issues.
"I think [White] pays a price," says Todd Olsen, a Republican consultant who worked on George W. Bush's state and national campaigns. "If you just say, 'I'm going to go to it,' you get it over with. There's not three days of discussion about it, and you don't [run] away from your party's principles." On the other hand, he notes, "the president's job disapproval rating really is something to run away from."
Monday, August 9, 2010
Rick planning to hand Obama a letter on border security... Bill White pretending to be busy...
Rick is planning on submitting some kind of border security plan to the President today (link).
I wonder what that is all about?
Then there's Bill White who is ducking for cover (link). Excerpt follows...