Many of us have stood facing the proverbial fork in the road. All of us make choices, some of which can alter one’s life course. The state of Texas stands on the brink of such a decision. For Texans, the consequences of this decision will reverberate for years to come.
It is their fork in the road. The choice they choose to make cannot be reversed. It is the decision on who to elect as their Governor. Greg Abbott just might be the worst Governor in the country. He is an incompetent fool who has almost destroyed the state.
And Abbott isn’t done yet. Because the families of the Uvalde shooting victims are still waiting for answers. Is there a cover up going on? Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC thinks there is. Many in Uvalde have been asked not to talk to reporters, and some reports have been harassed.
It is a nightmare, and it leads back to Greg Abbott. It appears when it comes to the multitude of issues Texas has, all roads lead back to Greg Abbott.
But Beto O’Rourke is running. It will be one of our hardest races. But it can happen. We can win. The race is tightening.
In a new poll from Quinnipiac, Abbott is up 48% to Beto’s 43%. That is only a 5 point difference, my friends. The political analyst for Quinnipiac, Tim Malloy, had this to say:
“The race tightens.”
“Abbott considered strong on leadership slips.”
“O’Rourke, considered long on empathy, rides the momentum of support from women and young Texans in the horse race to Austin.”
This is good news. This shows that people are noticing Abbott’s incompetence. Do you know how hard it is to get within a 5-point striking distance of an incumbent Governor in TEXAS? It is almost impossible, but Beto has done it. Many of you ask why Beto is not running away with it. Texas has been a very conservative state. They have a “President George Bush” turnpike” for crying out loud!
They have old money, and cowboys and farmers and tons — TONS — of tiny, little rural towns dotted all over the gigantic state, filled with Republicans. Yes, Texas has come to a fork in the road. And as they look over the horizon, they are poised to make history — if only they make the right choice.