Can Bill White Beat Rick Perry?—Four Reasons Bill White Will Win in November
Can Bill White defeat Governor Rick Perry to become the next Governor of Texas?
Here are four reasons why—
1. The latest poll shows that Mr. White, the Democratic nominee, and Mr. Perry are tied at 43% each here in Republican Texas. Mr. White is doing more than hoping to play catch-up. He is running even.
2. Many Republicans intend to vote for Mr. White. Governor Perry is having a difficult time holding his base.
From the Houston Chronicle—
“Wales Madden Jr., an Amarillo attorney and civic leader, cast his first Republican vote in 1948, for almost-President Thomas E. Dewey. Although he admits to voting for Democrats in the 1950s and 1960s, when Texas Republicans were a rare breed, he has voted almost exclusively GOP since Democrat-turned-Republican John Connally asked him to be the statewide party chairman for his presidential bid in 1976. When his candidate for governor, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, fell to Gov. Rick Perry, he switched his support to Democrat Bill White.”
3. In an anti-incumbent election season, Rick Perry is the longest serving Governor in the history of Texas.
4. Governor Perry’s extreme right-wing positions, such as talking abut Texas leaving the union and refusing federal funds to help improve Texas education, are alienating potential Perry supporters.
These are just some of the reasons that former Houston Mayor White can and will win in November.