The Wendy Davis campaign is offering up excuses as to why they lost to Greg Abbot, and one is that the Ebola scare drove Republicans to the polls.
Writing for Breitbart, Kristin Tate reported:
Speaking on behalf of Davis’ campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas where there is already a structural advantage for Republicans,” he said. The Journal added that, “Another challenge, [Petkanas] said, was that Texas was at the center of two issues — immigration and the Ebola scare — that helped drive Republican voters to the polls.”
Many Americans do remain concerned about Ebola entering the country from heavily-afflicted nations in West Africa. However, most analysts attribute Davis’ loss to a poorly-run campaign and inability to connect with Texas voters.
Why is it that when Republicans lose an election, it’s because the voters “rejected their message,” but when a Democrat loses, it’s always because of something else?
Davis did have a very poorly-run campaign, and she was quite desperate in her ads against Abbot. In a recent ad, Davis tried to create a scandal by saying that Abbot wouldn’t come out directly in opposition to an interracial marriage ban, as if he’s some kind of racist. The race card hasn’t been working very well recently. And never mind the fact that Abbot’s married to a Hispanic woman.
Obviously, her efforts to demonize her opponent backfired, and instead of accepting defeat, she has to blame it on Ebola.