I mentioned recently that Kinky did a poor job in the TX gubernatorial debate. I said that he was full of the one liners that made him media’s darling, but he failed to deliver anything of substance. I said that he is no friend to libertarians and that Chris Bell did pretty well considering. (OK, considering that I am no Democrat and was being honest about the content of the debate.)
Apparently, some of Kinky’s supporters feel the same and Mr. Bell is using the info to encourage Kinky toof the race.
Mr. Bell later confirmed he sought a meeting so he could try to talk Mr. Friedman into dropping out of the four-way race, which is in its home stretch. The election is Nov. 7.
“I had hoped to talk to Kinky privately, but now that it’s been reported by the Dallas Morning News, I’m going to ask him publicly: Please join me in defeating Rick Perry,” Mr. Bell said in a statement his campaign issued late Tuesday.
“Kinky and I agree on some very important issues and our supporters all have a lot in common: they want change.”
Kinky responded with:
“No. You’re kidding … for Chris Bell? What do you take me for?”
According to the DMN article, Kinky admitted that he did not bring his “A game” to the debate, but said to drop out would be unthinkable.
“I’d be letting a lot of people down.”
But he took delight in Mr. Bell’s message that the independent is taking a toll. “What can it possibly mean other than that we’re killing him?” Mr. Friedman said. “We’re getting all of the liberals. We’re getting all of the conservatives.”
You may wonder why I care to yap about this now. I am obviously a James Werner supporter. He is, after all, the Libertarian Party candidate in this race. You know, he is the one that was not invited to the debate. He is the one now talking about turning things upside down with aagainst Belo.
Belo has poo-pooed the idea of a suit, but perhaps when it is filed, its reporters may actually get a story’s facts correct. This is not a four-way race. It is a five way race.
Presenting a lie as truth over and over does not make it more truthful. If it did, I would be 10 pounds thinner and 10 years younger. Belo may not like the libertarian, but like the fine lines around my eyes, he exists. And because that truth is presented to me over and over, I would like to do something a “little out there”-
I call for all four of the candidates featured on the debate program to withdraw from the race. I say that because I believe Mr. Bell is right about one thing. Texans want change. Politicking as usual ain’t gonna cut it this time.
Disclaimer: I am not a member of the. This is not a press release. I am, quite simply, an over-excited supporter.