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Sun Apr 27, 2014, 02:39 PM

As Promised, a Wendy Davis Thread, Because She is Wonderful

Ok, so I started a Julian Castro in 2016 thread over in GD, and someone said I should concentrate on Wendy Davis, so I went to Wendy Davis's site and gave $50. Here is her site.

http://www.wendydavistexas.com/

And here are lots of free smilies for her, too:







And I still think Julian Castro would be a good choice for the Democratic Presidential ticket in 2016 and it is never too early to start thinking about these things.





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Reply As Promised, a Wendy Davis Thread, Because She is Wonderful (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Apr 2014 OP
ccinamon Apr 2014 #1
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #3
serqet Apr 2014 #12
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #13
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #14
Paladin Apr 2014 #15
serqet Apr 2014 #16
Paladin Apr 2014 #17
demwing Apr 2014 #19
Paladin Apr 2014 #20
rhett o rick Apr 2014 #2
aikoaiko Apr 2014 #4
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #7
Kath1 Apr 2014 #5
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #8
Kath1 Apr 2014 #9
DamnYankeeInHouston Apr 2014 #10
Kath1 Apr 2014 #11
lovemydog Apr 2014 #6
TBF Apr 2014 #18
RussBLib Apr 2014 #21
Bobbie Jo Apr 2014 #22

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 03:34 PM

1. It seems to me...

that Leticia has been out doing more campaigning than Wendy….I'm getting concerned that she is letting a great opportunity slip thru her fingers

It's almost like she doesn't really want to win…same thing I noticed with Bill White…sad that we can't get democrats to run for governor who are better at campaigning….or get MUCH better advisors.

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Response to ccinamon (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:21 PM

3. Wendy Davis has the most amazingly well organized ground campaign I've ever seen

in the form of Battleground Texas. They've gotten me to do more already than I've done for any other campaign ever and I started my campaigning career with McGovern.

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Response to DamnYankeeInHouston (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:35 AM

12. a ground campaign isn't worth crap

if you don't do events and MEET your supporters...Wendy has cancelled out on at least 4 events in North Texas that I know of...all at the last minute....not a good sign of good management/handlers.

She is not in the public eye,,,,she is NOT motivating people....she is basically non-existent and a non-starter....which is sad since she had such great backing a year ago.

Seems to me her campaign has some serious issues and really do not understand how to stay relevant and in the news.

Leticia Van de Putte, she GETS it...Wendy would be well-served to follow her example.

I will not be surprised when Leticia wins and Wendy loses.

I am not a fan of Battleground Texas...they ONLY care about Wendy, no one else matters,,,,and they do not understand how big Texas is, nor how diverse. They have this very narrow view and they are about to fail spectacularly...based on what I have seen and heard up to this point.

There may be time to prove me wrong....will wait and see.

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Response to serqet (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:55 AM

13. All good points.

I would like to be able to tell people her stand on immigration.

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Response to serqet (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:56 AM

14. Her surgery may be why she had to cansel some events.

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Response to serqet (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 11:41 AM

15. Why "wait and see"? Why don't we just give the fuck up?


I'm really getting weary of all the non-stop trashing of Wendy and her campaign here at DU; it's gone way beyond anything resembling constructive criticism at this point. If she makes a major blunder every day from now until election day (which, of course, she won't), Wendy will still be infinitely better than Greg Abbott (talk about somebody without a visible campaign). She's worth fighting for, she's worthy of our best efforts. Bellyaching on a Democratic site doesn't count as "best efforts," as far as I'm concerned.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:13 PM

16. How is constructive criticism of what she is/is not doing

trashing her campaign?

She can't win unless the voters come out.

Voters won't come out unless they have something TO VOTE FOR and are motivated by her stance on issues.

Voting AGAINST Abbott is not a strong enough reason to come and vote.

Other than education, she hasn't said much of anything ABOUT anything...what is there to VOTE FOR?

What is there to MOTIVATE the voters to get off their butt and make an effort to vote?

How is asking these questions detrimental to Wendy's campaign? If they don't ask these questions and answer them effectively, I can see Leticia will win with 56% of the vote and Wendy will lose with 44% of the vote.

It's about MOTIVATING voters to get out and vote....door knocking and phone calling will help, but it won't convince an unmotivated person to vote.

Hell, I'm active in local clubs and I'm barely motivated to vote for her...if she was in a run-off, I would seriously consider voting for her opponent.

In real estate it is all about location, location, location.....in politics it is all about motivate, motivate, motivate....without motivation you got nothing.

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Response to serqet (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:46 PM

17. I think you've already ceded the governor's mansion to Abbott.


Thus, you and I have nothing more to talk about.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 08:59 PM

19. She's worth fighting for? That's excellent

 

Does she feel the same?

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Response to demwing (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 07:26 AM

20. What do you mean by that? (nt)

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:09 PM

2. k&r thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:34 PM

4. How are her numbers and how are they trending?


I haven't been following closely.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 07:02 PM

7. Right now the numbers are depressing.

Abbott is 11% ahead of Wendy even though he has made really stupid mistakes. It's early. A lot of people don't know her yet. Battleground Texas is running harder than I've seen any campaign run so hopefully that will change.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:10 PM

5. Recommended!

I really admire her and would just love to see her win. Sent her a campaign contribution from here in Maryland, too. Understand she's dealing with quite a smear campaign.

STAND WITH WENDY!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 07:03 PM

8. Thank you for helping us here in Texas.

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Response to DamnYankeeInHouston (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 09:39 PM

9. My pleasure!

I've seen a few "Stand With Wendy" stickers here in Maryland so there are at least few of us who are with you!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 10:31 PM

10. My favorite bumper sticker so far is a homemade one that said

Last edited Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:32 AM - Edit history (1)

"Wendy Davis
Give the letter W its dignity back."

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Response to DamnYankeeInHouston (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 10:37 PM

11. I would gladly display one of those!

My daughter and I have a photo of Wendy flashing the peace sign to the gallery on our refrigerator. She is fantastic and we wish her the best!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 07:00 PM

6. Raised by single mom, first in her class

at TCU, graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. Thanks for the link.

Go Wendy Davis!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 04:12 PM

18. She would be a great governor -

and Julian Castro would be my pick for VP.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 07:35 AM

21. put Letitia's right hand a little higher and we could have a problem

with the homophobes in the crowd.

There is still a long way to November. I could not attend the Wendy/Willie bash in Houston recently. It was $20,000 per couple!! But she has held other events that were not nearly as expensive. I hope she has a really thick skin, and I wish she could connect with some good joke writers. She needs to be more forceful in her denunciations of the current state of affairs in Texas.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 10:47 AM

22. K&R!

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