I don’t think Republicans recognize what is happening to their party in Texas. The GOP is verging on irrelevance. The failure of Texas to land the Republican national convention should have been a wake-up call for the state party. There was a reason why the Republicans chose Cleveland over Dallas:
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.”– Rick Perry, always thinking about college football (just like all of us).(From the Wall Street Journal. For the back story, read Erica Greider’s Thursday column.)
The former advisor to Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich penned an op-ed in US News & World Reports urging the party not to abandon its values in a rush towards the center after the election.
But Tim Tebow is more popular than all of them. Public Policy Polling released the last part of its January Texas voter survey.
Perry ally throws in the white flag, we learn the origination of the phrase “turn in the barrel,” and the governor tweets about foreign policy.
New Hampshire speech goes viral, prompting mixed reactions ranging from speculation about drunkenness to "approachable and warm."
Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine.