At least when it comes to picking an opponent to Sen. Cornyn. (if he lasts that long, I think if the GOP believes he will lose in ’08 they will give him another job, let him to replace Alberto or put him on the Supreme Court). Two posts on this, one from Anna at TexasKaos and one from Markos and DailyKos.
As I read through the comments at Kos I saw one that said, “let them all run”. That’s what should happen but that’s exactly what the establishment doesn’t want to happen. They want their anointed to run against as little opposition as possible. It’s this part of Anna’s post that needs the most attention.
How would you react if you were told that the same guys responsible for the craptastic 2006 Texas statewide election “strategy” were trying to stomp all over the 2008 Texas Senate race?
How would you feel if you were told that certain money players here in Texas were calling all of their big donor friends and ordering them not to fund people powered possibilities like Rick Noriega, Pete Gallego, and Hank Gilbert?
It’s not about a Texroots candidate v. an establishment candidate. If we have a wide open, and fair election and pick a nominee, no matter who it turns out to be that would greatly benefit the eventual nominee, no matter which side he came from. Nobody would then be able to hold a grudge and keep their self-respect and not get behind the winner, even if it turned out to be the establishment candidate.
Let’s not try and predetermine the outcome by deterring candidates from entering the race. Let’s have a fair fight and then we’ll have a candidate all Democrats can get behind.