Thursday, February 17, 2022

GOP and the race for Attorney General & The Durham investigation plus Mexico



GOP and the race for Attorney General & The Durham investigation plus Mexico 02/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

GOP and the race for Attorney General......The Durham investigation......Down in Mexico.....and other stories.....click to listen:

Thursday's video: Give Mr. Durham a chance to make his case


Thursday's video:   Give Mr. Durham a chance to make his case......

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Abbott below 50 and Beto below 40

 


(My new American Thinker post)

Texans are already voting early for the March 1st primary.   Everyone is expecting Governor Greg Abbott to run against former Congressman Beto O'Rourke for governor.

What I find interesting is how little things have changed since October.   In the last four polls, the governor is up 10 according to the RCP average.   He is at 48.5%, or just slightly under the coveted 50% mark for those seeking reelection.   On the other side, O'Rourke is at 38% over the same polls.   

My guess is that Governor Abbott will easily go over 50% when the primary is over.   According to the Texas Tribune, he is at 60% with GOP voters.  In other words, he is headed for a first-round victory and then can focus exclusively on O'Rourke, who can't seem to get over 40%.

Another issue for O'Rourke is money, as the Tribune points out:   

Abbott and O’Rourke are both political juggernauts for their respective parties with huge fundraising prowess, but so far O’Rourke has not been able to match Abbott on money in the bank.

Abbott raised $1.4 million compared to O’Rourke’s $1.3 million in the first 20 days of January. But Abbott has built a $62.6 million campaign war chest over his terms in office, which dwarfs the approximately $6 million that O’Rourke -- who essentially started fresh when he announced his gubernatorial campaign last year -- currently holds.    

The money issue is always a challenge in Texas statewide races because of huge TV markets in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, etc.  It takes a lot of money to flood those TV screens in Texas.

The primary is in two weeks.  So far, the race has not changed much.

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Happy # 86 Jim Brown


Who remembers Jim Brown carrying the ball many years ago?   I do and it's a shame that it ended so quickly, as Tim Layden wrote:    
To his football heirs—from Barry Sanders to Adrian Peterson—he’s the one player by which their own greatness is measured. To those who played with and against the Cleveland Browns legend, his prowess, intensity and intellect remain awe-inspiring. Fifty years after walking away from the game at his peak, he still towers over the NFL. Yes, he was just that good.
Yes, he was that good or better that great!

The stats are unbelievable:   He rushed for 13,112 yards in 118 games plus 108 TD's.    He averaged 104.3 per game!

Yes, it's true that today's game is more about passing than rushing.   Nevertheless, those numbers stand on their own.

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Happy # 58 Michael Jordan


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We say happy birthday to Michael Jordan, the greatest NBA player of our generation.   He led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA titles and was MVP 5 times.

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Happy # 92 Roger Craig


We say happy birthday to Roger Craig.     

We remember him as a young pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers, a starter with the awful 1962-63 New York Mets and then the manager who led the San Francisco Giants to the NL West title 1987 and the NL pennant in 1989.

As a pitcher, he was 74-98 with a 3.83 ERA.    Again, those 98 losses must be put into context:  he was 15-46 with the last place Mets, arguably the worst expansion team in MLB history.     His 49-38 record with the Dodgers is probably a better measurement of his talent as a pitcher.

As a manager, he was 738-737 with 2 pennants.     He was also the pitching coach for the 1984 Detroit Tigers who won the World Series.

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