HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Question for those in the...

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:53 PM

Question for those in the know TX. Who do the Dems have poised to run against Abbott in 2022?

We have an opportunity presented by this power fiasco, not to mention poor handling of Covid and other things. I am hoping we can take TX to the blue side again.

9 replies, 792 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Question for those in the know TX. Who do the Dems have poised to run against Abbott in 2022? (Original post)
dutch777 Feb 2021 OP
dalton99a Feb 2021 #1
world wide wally Feb 2021 #2
LizBeth Feb 2021 #4
LizBeth Feb 2021 #3
dutch777 Feb 2021 #6
LizBeth Feb 2021 #7
dutch777 Feb 2021 #5
Stallion Feb 2021 #8
dutch777 Feb 2021 #9

Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:59 PM

1. Beto already said he might.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:03 PM

2. Could Texas handle anything that positive?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to world wide wally (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:12 PM

4. Awesome Richardson but that was way before the HUGE divide.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:12 PM

3. He needs to quit saying fuck so much. I am one that constantly says fuck so not offended but, ...

He needs to slow it down some. I would LOVE to see Beto get it. I heard another considering it but I do not remember who. Maybe Wendy Davis, but she has run twice and lost so I do not know that she would be good, though again, I LOVE her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:21 PM

6. Yes, what plays well in NJ and NY is not that same as what Texans want to hear.

This is the kind of careful crafting of messaging the Dems need to work on. Good article by Stacy Abrams in this last Sunday's NYT that talks about being thoughtfully suigeneris in campaign approach, customized by locale and audience. Dem policy speak from DC and the coast sounds off I think in much of the south and heartland and hence our difficulties in flipping more states even though the majority in those locales would benefit more longer term from Dem vs Repub policies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dutch777 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:24 PM

7. +1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:16 PM

5. I like Beto, but would like to see someone more seasoned, more experienced.

I talk a bit out of both sides of my mouth on this sort of issue. On the one hand I rail against the gerontocracy in DC and look for younger leadership on the rise. (I was thankful to see some great potential in the House Managers of the Impeachment). But then I feel less than thrilled with the prospects of Beto, Buttigieg and similar. All of whom I agree with on a policy basis and think, in time, with more experience, will be great Dem leaders. In that vein I am very glad to see Buttigieg in a Fed cabinet post. Yet I can't help feeling there is a skill and political gravitas gap on the Dem side, in the states especially. I see promise also in Fetterman in PA, Abrams in GA but look at these other red states like TX and FL that seemingly should be in more play for the Dems and wonder who can get voter support and lead?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dutch777 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:39 PM

8. Democrats Have Been Out of Power for So Long our Bench is Small

Beto is about the only Democrat with state-wide presence

same thing happened in 2020 in state wide races

We might need to go young and enthusiastic with a counter-establishment candidate

Needs to be able to talk Texan expressing Democratic values to average Texans ala Ann Richards

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Stallion (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:20 PM

9. Ann Richards is the one I often think of as a good balance albeit looking for the younger version

...oh, and alive would help.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread