Debra Medina’s Loss and The Ron Paul EffectSubmitted by BFrank on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 10:59
Debra Medina will not be governor of Texas.
However while it is easy to focus on what is immediately in front of us, we must remember the bigger picture here. As Medina said in a sort-of concession speech:
We are winning across this state the hearts and minds of fellow Texans.
There is no question that with just under 20% of the vote she has shown her ideas to be popular enough to effect an election.
That was all Ron Paul needed, less then that in fact, in order to catapult himself to amazing opportunities over these past couple of years. Yes, Ron Paul lost the 2008 election, but his popularity (and the popularity of his ideas) signalled a pottential sea-change. He may have lost the election, but he is still winning the battle for hearts and minds.
That is what I call the “Ron Paul Effect” which