Have the Texas Dems Missed Their Shot at Riding the Obama Wave?

A politically-minded FrontBurnervian writes:

An issue that’s not getting much attention is the Texas Democratic U.S. Senate primary. With the potential for a huge turnout of Texas independents solely to vote for Obama, will these voters simply mark the first name on the Senate part of the ballot? If so, who is that? And why have the Texas Dems fielded the worst group of potential U.S. Senate candidates ever? Why is Ron Kirk not on that list?

Obama’s going to win Texas and this nomination. And his coattails are going to be huge in the general election. This will be the Democrats’ best chance to unseat Cornyn. The Texas Democrats have been caught sleeping.

I can tell you why Ron Kirk isn’t on the list: being a politician doesn’t pay as much as lobbying a politician.

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6 responses to “Have the Texas Dems Missed Their Shot at Riding the Obama Wave?”

  1. Brown Bess says:

    This person can’t be too politically-minded. Rick Noriega is a great candidate for Senate. Afghanistan and Iraq vet, long-time state legislator, Hispanic surname. And Cornyn is under 50% going in. Just watch.

  2. Barack the Vote says:

    Surely Gene Kelly has been on the ballot enough times now for people know not to vote for him.

    Order on the ballot is:
    Ray McMurrey
    Gene Kelly
    Rick Noriega
    Rhett Smith

  3. allison says:

    Singing in the Rain Gene Kelly?

  4. allison says:

    Oh. Maybe I should get my news from somewhere other than TMZ.

  5. Maggie says:

    I’m not sure how the Dems have been “caught sleeping” given the strong candidacy of Rick Noriega. He’s a very solid candidate.