No, No! Wendy Davis Can’t Collapse Yet!

On Twitter, there’s quite a bit of conservative chuckling about national Democrats’ writing off their gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis:

Wendy Davis dissed her own party for ditching her campaign for Texas Governor.

The feisty Democratic candidate called the head of the Democratic Governors Association “uninformed” and a “Washington, D.C., desk jockey,” after he admitted the party was unlikely to win against Republican Greg Abbott in Texas. DGA Chairman and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin failed to include the Texas gubernatorial race in the group’s list of priority races.

But there’s one big problem for Republicans if indeed Davis is getting the scent of “disaster” around her: it’s way too early! Republicans needed her to be sucking up Democratic donors’ dollars all year long. If the perception grows that she was always a serious underdog, and is losing ground because of an unfocused campaign with implausible messages . . . donors may turn their attention to other races where Democrats have better odds and their donation might make a difference.

Don’t give up hope, Wendy Davis supporters! Keep writing those checks!

Don’t pay attention to the above numbers, Democrats! Wendy Davis is doing fine!

Most Popular


The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More
Film & TV

Why We Can’t Have Wakanda

SPOILERS AHEAD Black Panther is a really good movie that lives up to the hype in just about every way. Surely someone at Marvel Studios had an early doubt, reading the script and thinking: “Wait, we’re going to have hundreds of African warriors in brightly colored tribal garb, using ancient weapons, ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More