Earlier this year, you heard a lot of buzz about former Houston mayor Bill White’s chances to beat Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a win that would undoubtedly invigorate Democrats and persuade them that they can win, with the right, even in the reddest parts of the country.
Time magazine: “Has a Democrat Got a Chance of Becoming Governor of Texas?”
The Houston Chronicle: “The former Houston mayor arguably is the strongest gubernatorial candidate Democrats have nominated since Ann Richards in 1990.”
A Public Policy Polling poll in June showed the pair tied: “For now this looks like a surprisingly strong opportunity for Democrats and a race that could certainly end up as one of the most closely watched in the country.”
Yet when you look at the overall polling, it looks pretty consistent:
And the most recent poll, by a Republican firm, puts Perry up by 12, 50 percent to 38 percent.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Whatever happened to Bill White...
So it begins (link). Excerpt follows...
Bill White... when will his peeps begin turning on him for running such an uninspired campaign?