Thursday, February 4, 2010

Medina Momentum in the Lone Star State

Lew Rockwell writes:
Debra Medina, the C4L national board member and former state and county coordinator for Ron Paul, is getting an astounding 16% in the Texas Republican primary race for governor. Can she beat Kay Bailout Hutchison to get into a run-off with Rick “Merck” Perry?
The Rasmussen Report advises:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Texas voters finds incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry leading former Houston Mayor Bill White 48% to 39%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and eight percent are undecided.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison still runs best against the Democrat, leading White by 13 points, 49% to 36%. Seven percent (7%) prefer another candidate, while another seven percent (7%) are not sure. The findings for both these match-ups are little changed from mid-January.

The surprise, as in the new Rasmussen Reports survey of the GOP gubernatorial primary, is the growing strength of Debra Medina, a businesswoman active in the state’s Tea Party movement. Medina now edges White 41% to 38%. Last month, White had a 44% to 38% lead on her. In this contest, six percent (6%) favor some other candidate, but a more sizable 16% are undecided.

Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer the Republicans in all three match-ups by double-digits.

Politicaldoc's reports Tom Woods, author of Meltdown, has endorsed Medina. Here's his statement via Politicaldoc's:
In response to an inquiry from the Medina camp, I gladly offer the following endorsement:

“What an insufferable bore the Texas gubernatorial race would be without Debra Medina. She is giving her fellow Texans a rare choice. They can pick a business-as-usual drone and make the New York Times happy. Or, by choosing a real human being who speaks her mind and tells the truth, they can teach America that there is nothing inevitable about being governed by cliche-spouting robots. Debra’s knowledge of history, economics, and much else, and her contempt for the phony conservatives who have sold Texans out time and again, make her the obvious choice for a thinking person — and for anyone who’d like to kick sand in the face of the political establishment. Vote for anyone else and absolutely nothing changes, as usual. Vote for Debra Medina and the bad guys tremble. You can’t put a price tag on that. Don’t let us down, Texas — the whole country is watching.”


  1. Medina is anti-NAFTA and seems to subscribe to a lot of odd conspiracy theories about Bilderbergers and a "globalist agenda." I can't get behind that kind of economic ludditism.

  2. I thought it was Rick "Carlyle" Perry. He amended Texas Enterprise Grant agreements for two Carlyle Group subs, Vought Aircraft and Authentix:

  3. Martin Francis,

    "Medina is anti-NAFTA"

    You're NOT???

    You somehow think NAFTA has been a good thing?

    Talk about a luddite...