As you may or may not know, even though I am a Republican, I am a fan of the grassroots Democratic group known as Battleground Texas. I love their spirit, their energy, their idealism, their compassion, their positive attitude. They uplift my sometimes cynical, stick-in-the-mud conservative heart. I don't agree with every single one of their positions entirely, being that I'm a Republican and all. But, I do believe they are striving to make the grand state of Texas, and our country, better places to be.
This morning I learned that Battleground Texas is encouraging Wendy Davis (remember the filibustering lady in the pink shoes?) to run for governor. And if she does run for governor, and if she does win, I don't want to hear any whining from my fellow Republicans. Because it will pretty much be all their own fault.
And I think Ms. Davis has a pretty good chance of winning, if she does decide to run for governor. I had a little chat with my husband recently, and I told him this. He disagreed. He said that it would be too much of a long shot. He also thinks that it's extremely unlikely that Battleground Texas will manage to turn Texas blue. I disagreed. I have learned a little bit about this group, and they are nothing if not determined, intelligent, and organized. They know what they are up against, and they are preparing themselves to fight it out over the long haul. And if they back Ms. Davis, with all of their determined, intelligent organization, I think she has a pretty good shot at winning the Texas governorship. Especially because she is pretty determined, intelligent, and organized, herself. I mean, have you read this woman's bio? She is quite formidable.
Now, as I have mentioned before, my hubby also didn't believe me when I told him that Obama was going to win the presidency in 2008. Or 2012. So, I think if Wendy wins the governorship, he should bring me out for a nice dinner. (And if she doesn't win, I'll bring him out to dinner. It's a win-win for me, baby.) And if Battleground Texas does manage to turn Texas blue, I think he should bring me to Hawaii or on a nice cruise. (Are you feeling sorry for him yet? You probably should.)
To get back on topic, I believe "Governor Wendy Davis of Texas" might be a pretty cool thing to see. Sort of like Ann Richards, but the opposite political party. You might scoff at this. You might not have liked Ann Richards. If you don't know who Ann Richards is, she was the Republican governor of Texas when I was younger. I have to admit that I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to her politics, but I did think she was pretty awesome with her Texas accent and her tough Texan attitude and her power wardrobe. She was something to see. And if Wendy Davis wins the race for this public office, she will be something to see, too.
CORRECTION: Ann Richards was a Democrat. NOT a Republican. Mea Culpa. I have also been told, by a very intelligent reader of this blog, that she was not a very good governor.