By Marc Campos

The Wartime Consigliere

One thing weíve learned about how the GOPers conduct elections Ė they are downright right mean and ugly. They are meaner than Dems Ė most of the time. They donít have a problem wasting and using folks to win an election. The Junior U.S. Senator from Texas announced that heís having fundraisers in Texas next week with Wís Brain as his guest of honor. That means he ainít going to run away from W right now. W and his Brain arenít easily going to let Dems take over their back yard next year. What would that say about Wís legacy? W and his Brain may not know how to conduct or win a war, but they do know how to win elections here in the Lone Star State for sure. So expect them to pull out all the stops, errr get downright mean and dirty to win the senate race.

So Commentary is wondering whether the Lone Star State Dems have them a Wartime Consigliere, you know, someone that can get just as meaner and dirtier and uglier than W and his Brain. Commentary is not convinced at this time that we do have a Wartime Consigliere. In the Chron piece today on the Lone Star State senate race, Dems didnít sound mean enough, errr at all. Come on! The Brain for one of the worse presidents in the history of the universe is coming to campaign for the Junior Senator and thatís the best we can do! Sorry Tom, youíre out. Youíre just not a wartime consigliere.

Speaking of Tom Hagen, the same thing applies to the Dem folks running for local county offices here in H-Town. We missed an opportunity to slap the local GOP around in My PR Agentís column a couple of weeks ago and instead rode the weenie train. Weenies donít win elections!

If weíre going to excite the Dem base, weíre going to have to start getting tougher on the bad guys Ė like right now.

Speaking of getting tough, itís now time for the ĎStros to make their move. Weíre just about out of time. Folks are saying that this ainít 2004, 2005 or 2006 Ė weíre a different bunch Ė so donít expect much. Folks also said not to expect much in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Commentary looks at it this way. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, we didnít have the league leaders in batting average and RBIs. Thatís all Iím going to say about that.

July 12, 2007 9:00AM

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