Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Texas Primary Election Quick Takes

Last night, we (finally!) had the Texas Primary election.  These are my quick takes:

  • The Utter Collapse of Texas Democrats -- In 2008, 168,669 people voted in the Democrat Party primary in Travis County.  In 2012, it was down to 42,399.  Last night, the local Fox station had the numbers for the top 15 counties in Texas.  I can't find the stats online, but it's even worse than in Travis County.  Now, obviously, the Dems had a big Presidential Primary in 2008, but lack of a Presidential Primary doesn't explain this.  Ouch, just ouch.
  • Ron Paul only won 12% -- Pathetic.  More on this shortly. Stay tuned
  • Mitt Romney won 69% -- Considering that the primary is over, I'm surprised there weren't more protest votes.  Republicans are unified behind Mitt.
  • Ken Mercer's Big Win -- Ken Mercer, of the Texas Board of Education, has been a champion for those of us who sought to Restore God, Teach Accurate History, and offer alternatives to Darwinism in Texas Schools.  For that, he's come under unceasing attacks from the left.  Last night, he won his primary with 70%.
While the national media is, naturally, focusing on the Ted Cruz race; last night was a step in the right direction, albeit a modest one.  It's not the knockout blow against the establishment I'd hoped it would be; but it's good enough.  We've proven our ability to impact Texas House races.  When Donna Campbell wins, we'll re-shape the Texas senate.  In 2014, we need to start winning U.S. House races.  That being said, we've got a good crop of people heading to Austin next year and, assuming Ted wins the run-off, we're sending an awesome new Senator to Washington.

In 2013, we'll be watching....


  1. Good job! Thanks for boiling down the main points for us.

    1. No problem Andy; glad to do it, it helps me as well!!!