Does anyone other than me regard it as strange that Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, has a role at the Republican state convention that could fairly be described as minimal?

Abbott is scheduled to make three appearances at the convention:
(1) He will address the convention Friday at 2 p.m.
(2) He and his wife will host a meet and greet from 3-4:30 p.m.
(3) He will attend a D-Day “Salute to Veterans” with his brother, Bud.
This seems very peculiar behavior for a candidate for governor who is about to address his party in the aftermath of an election. In effect, he is parachuting into the convention and getting out of Dodge as soon as he can. Maybe I am reading too much into this light schedule, but it does seem that Abbott is leaving very little time for substantive remarks. Most of the activities are more social than political. Well, it’s his convention, but I would think that the delegates would want to hear more than social chit-chat from their standard-bearer.

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