Monday, April 03, 2006

Chris Bell stands a chance?

Chris Bell, the Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, has posted a link to an analysis by local news channel Fox 7 which is favorable to him. Of course he'd not have posted otherwise, but the analysis itself is interesting, even if just to note what kind of exposure this is getting in local news. Perhaps the cynical stay-at-home Democrats in this formerly blue state will allow themselves to hope once again?

I'm increasingly inclined to vote for him as a means of enacting some change in Texas. The position of Texas Governor is largely symbolic, with relatively little power in that seat. But as a symbolic demonstration of Democratic unity, I'm all for it. Breaking down cynicism and apathy may be the only way we can start winning the local elections that matter more. Perhaps all politics is not local?

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