State of Flux

Is Hillary a drag? Can anyone cream Cornyn? And other unsettled questions about 2008.
Illustration by Edel Rodriguez

How is the presidential race going to affect Texas?

It’s easier to say how it won’t. The Republican ticket will not be topped by a popular George W. Bush, as it was in 1994 and 1998 (when he ran for governor) and 2000 and 2004 (when he ran for president). Bush was a Democrat killer. When he headed off to Washington, D.C., Republicans held every statewide office and every seat on the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals. No matter who leads the ticket this time—and the recent Texas


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