Of course, I think anyone who so proudly champions abortion is automatically disqualified for every office. But Wendy Davis’ campaign for governor of Texas is just downright shameful.
Wendy Davis is trailing far behind in the polls. Her opponent is Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a strong pro-life Catholic (endorsed by CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund, by the way). Greg Abbott has been wheelchair-bound since the age of 26 when a tree fell on him while he was jogging.
So what image appears in the first ten seconds of a recent Wendy Davis campaign ad?
Just watch for yourself:
The ad was so odious that even Democrats attacked it. Wendy Davis scrambled and held a press conference with people in wheelchairs. But the damage was already done.
You would think that this would make Wendy Davis a bit more cautious before launching personal attacks.
Nope. Today, Wendy Davis launched another mudslinging attack on Greg Abbott:
Greg Abbott won’t say whether he’d defend an interracial marriage ban—troubling but not surprising from someone who defends a “poll tax.”
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) October 20, 2014
Candidates of both parties are prone to making last-minute desperate attacks when they fear they are losing a race.
What makes this smear particularly offensive is that Greg Abbott himself is in an interracial marriage! If he is elected Governor, Cecilia Abbott would be the first Latina to serve as First Lady of Texas.
Again, I’m just amazed that the favorite candidate of liberal bloggers and political reporters is launching such grotesque attacks.
Franklin Roosevelt went to considerable lengths to keep his physical disability a secret. In the 21st century that’s no longer possible. Now, I’m not saying that Greg Abbott should be elected governor because he is disabled — just as I don’t think Barack Obama should be elected just because he is black. Candidates deserve to be judged on their policies and on their character.
And Wendy Davis fails on both.