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On the 13th

Commentary got some feedback yesterday on my two cents on the 2014 campaigns here in the Lone Star State. Nobody said we were in good shape. Somebody said Latinos were being taken for granted. Here is more from the Tribune on their poll:

The biggest contrast found in the poll is between the candidates for governor: Republican Greg Abbott is viewed favorably by 45 percent and unfavorably by 25 percent; Democrat Wendy Davis is favorably viewed by 34 percent and unfavorably viewed by 40 percent. Put another way, Abbott’s ratings are 20 percentage points more favorable than not, while Davis’ are 6 percentage points more negative than positive.

“She remains relatively unable to move one of the core constituencies that people thought she would move, and that is women,” said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin. “She is not really making any progress with Hispanics. The campaign is either not succeeding or they have not yet begun to fight.”

Henson said Abbott’s numbers weakened slightly with women and with Hispanics from the February UT/TT Poll to this one, but said the attorney general is maintaining overall positive grades with both of those groups.

“Abbott is in a very good position with his base,” Henson said. “His coalition is in place, and he’s doing well enough with the groups that are supposed to be the prime components of the Davis coalition — Hispanics and women.”

Kuffer really doesn’t agree with the above. Check out Kuffer here: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=61115.

Maybe, maybe not! Show me otherwise. More and more folks are starting to grumble openly. That is healthy.

Commentary was asked to be on a noted local radio show to discuss the campaigns. I declined because as Mom would say……well you get the picture. I don’t need any grief in my life right now.

The Rays are in town for three. When did the Rays join the MLB?

Commentary was opposed to going to war against Iraq back in 2003 and my position hasn’t changed. We never should have gone there. We lost a lots of lives and spent a ton of money. Now the President is being criticized for the f__ked up situation over there. The President didn’t create the mess and I don’t know if he has any good options at this point.

I say give a truckload of RPGs to Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and send their arses over to Baghdad to help out. Those two are the biggest complainers, critics, and whiners – plus they voted to go there in the first place.

The Rays of course started MLB play in 1998

Commentary and Dante got to exchange low fives with Drake last night at The Yard. It was pretty cool. He was wearing a ‘Stros jersey – the numero 24. Dante said that was because he was born on 10/24.

Oh yeah, we won last night on a Chris Carter walk-off dinger in the bottom of the ninth. Jon Singleton also had an upper deck dinger to right. 33,000 plus showed up last night so I guess that means we have more believers. It has been fun for sure lately.

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