Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis Fading Sneakers, Fading Star

Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis Fading Sneakers, Fading Star

You know, I’m not sure that Wendy Davis’s supposedly “iconic” pink running shoes and diaper (or is it catheter?) are going to help this time. Stories abound of her campaign faltering and shooting itself in the foot (pun intended).

Yet, early on the DNC touted her as THE ONE to take over Texas and get a Democrat win for Texas.  YEE HAWW! not. so. much.

In an illustrative moment, Davis, 51, was forced to hit back against the head of the Democratic Governors Association back in April when he suggested publicly that her race wasn’t competitive enough to be considered a top-tier priority. “We’re hopeful in Texas, but we all understand that Democrats haven’t won Texas in a long time,” DGA Chairman and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told reporters.

It didn’t take long for Davis, an attorney who has been serving in the Texas state Senate since 2008, to respond. She called Shumlin “uninformed” and a “Washington, D.C., desk jockey.” But by then, the media narrative that Davis’s campaign was on an impossible journey was on its way.

Lets count the ways her campaign is on its impossible journey. Did it start with the Dallas Morning News when they shed light on the fact that her life story doesn’t really add up?  Oops, I’m sorry, that was just an attack against her campaign.  My bad.

Or how about the Vanity Fair’s fawning worship of her WINE, her running shoes!, her ultimate Texas “fashion” sense?

What about her odd disconnect concerning the Kermit Gosnell case when, during her filibuster she was SOOOO concerned about the rights of anyone to have an abortion??


Or maybe it was the fact that she has a celebrity doppelgänger!  Wheeeee!

Perhaps it was the Vogue story where items such as wine, Super Bowl parties, Will Wynn, migas, and her sky-blue Escada coat are discussed.  However, lets not forget, she’s just like us!

On any other night, Davis says, “I’m happy in Lululemon, with a glass of red wine, watching HGTV,” but the girls are in town, so it’s a special occasion. She loves to put on something nice, dresses by Chloé and Victoria Beckham, and Miu Miu heels or Louboutins.

Or how about the times her campaign, thus Wendy herself, has made fun at her opponent because he’s in a wheelchair?

Or perhaps it’s the fact that her Kirby campaign ad was debunked by Greg Abbott before it had time to gain traction?

Abbott’s dissent to the court’s ruling, joined by Justice Priscilla Owen, said Kirby retained control over where the sales work was to be performed — but not over who was to do that work. “Failure to require background checks of potential dealers relates to who is a dealer, not where the dealer works,” Abbott wrote. “As a result, the requisite relation between the control retained and the alleged injury is missing. Because the Court holds to the contrary, I dissent.”

Abbott summed up: “In essence, the Court rewrites Kirby’s Distributor Agreement and Independent Dealer Agreement to require Kirby to assume control over dealer selection. Because the injury is not related to the control retained by Kirby,” Abbott closed, “…Kirby owed no duty to” the woman “under the circumstances of this case.”

You know what? Its interesting that the pink running shoes haven’t helped as Davis has consistently trailed in the polls. In fact,

Two websites give Abbott a double-digit lead based on the average of about a dozen polls. He leads 50.4 percent to 39.5 percent in HuffPost Pollster and 49.3 percent to 36.5 percent in RealClearPolitics.

The Democrats might have birthed a lemon in Texas.  And that lemon is looking a lot like Wendy Davis.

sour lemon

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