Davis will not have the level of money that Abbott will have, she does not have a well-organized state party, and her mouth has become her own worst enemy. Tweeting that Greg Abbott, who is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair, has not “walked a day in my shoes” is but the latest Davis howler. Whether that line was a sly nod to the pink shoes that made her a media star or not, it was definitely dumb. Saying that Abbott, who spent a year in rehab after the accident that paralyzed him, does not know struggle is just stunningly stupid.
And it wasn’t even the first time Davis or her allies offered up this style of gaffe. Battleground Texas previewed the fail back in October.
Davis simply is not running the kind of campaign that Cillizza says she needs to to help her party.
Back in December, Davis went to New York for a fundraiser — one of her many fundraisers in liberal enclaves outside the state — and called Texas “toxic.” If you want people to vote for you, it’s probably not a good idea to liken them and policies they support to poison.