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« on: September 04, 2007, 03:45:29 am »
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Kinky Friedman, the eccentric whose 2006 independent bid for Texas governor ended in fourth place, tells the AP he's considering another run in 2010, but this time as a Democrat.

Said Friedman: "I consider myself a Democrat in the mold of JFK, (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards and (journalist) Molly Ivins."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2007/09/03/kinky_friedman_planning_to_run_as_democrat.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 08:18:02 am »
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my opinion of kinky just went down.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 08:50:09 am »
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he could've won if he'd done that in '06!
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 08:58:49 am »
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My opinion of Texas Democrats just went down.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 09:08:17 am »
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Boooooooooooooo-ring...
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 11:07:06 am »
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he could've won if he'd done that in '06!

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 11:32:01 am »
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Said Friedman: "I consider myself a Democrat in the mold of JFK, (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards and (journalist) Molly Ivins."

I guess that's he voted for Bush in 2004
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007, 12:30:04 am »
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he could've won if he'd done that in '06!

Assuming that everyone who voted for Bell would have also voted for Kinky and that everyone who voted for Kinky still would have done so if he ran as a Democrat, you are correct.  However I think that is a rather large assumption to make.  If you add Kinky and Bell's votes it comes out be  about 1.86 million and Perry took about 1.72 million.  That's only a difference of 140,000 votes.  I'm willing to bet that there would be at least that many people who would either change their vote or not vote at all if Kinky ran with a (D) next to his name.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2007, 12:34:30 am »
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Most of Friedman's support came from uber-GOP counties. He might've gotten MORE support from Republicans.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007, 08:43:34 am »
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Most of Friedman's support came from uber-GOP counties. He might've gotten MORE support from Republicans.

I'd bet more of his support was GOP than Dem, almost without a doubt.  I can verify that anecdotally, if nothing else.  Part of the reason why is because one of his main campaign themes was the "deport all illegals" schtick.

Of course, if he were to win the nomination as a Democrat, it would be highly unlikely he would run on that type of platform (especially as an Ann Richards/Molly Ivins Democrat).  And thus, his Republican support would go right back to the Republicans (they'd probably go back anyways, regardless of platform).

There was also a lot of Republican dissatisfaction with Rick Perry in Texas.  But the dissatisfied Republicans still preferred him in office than any Democrat.  However, since the race was not going to be close, they felt a certain amount of freedom to send a message. 

I also strongly doubt that Perry runs for re-election in 2010.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2007, 02:19:04 pm »
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Good luck Kinky. You have about a 0% chance of getting the nom.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2007, 04:48:21 pm »
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Are there any high-profile Republicans in Texas who might be considering running to replace Rick Perry?
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2007, 05:06:43 pm »
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Are there any high-profile Republicans in Texas who might be considering running to replace Rick Perry?

I would be very surprised if Carole Keeton Strayhorn doesn't run again, as a Republican this time.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2007, 05:42:24 pm »
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Are there any high-profile Republicans in Texas who might be considering running to replace Rick Perry?

I would be very surprised if Carole Keeton Strayhorn doesn't run again, as a Republican this time.

That list would be very long.  Strayhorn stands around a 0% chance of getting the nomination.  I doubt she has many friends in the GOP after 2006 and I also doubt she would fair well in a Texas Republican party primary, which tends to be controlled by the right-wing elements in the party (as the only people who show up).

I should also add Kinky should stand around a 0% chance of winning the nomination, unless the 2010 candidates are the equivalent to Chris Bell in talent.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2007, 09:35:40 pm »
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Are there any high-profile Republicans in Texas who might be considering running to replace Rick Perry?

Dewhurst?

(It's not like there is a shortage of GOP officials in Texas)
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2007, 12:53:49 pm »
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could someone please post a map of the 2006 election results by counties. what was Kinky's strongest demographic groups?
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2007, 12:57:50 pm »

could someone please post a map of the 2006 election results by counties.





It's right here on this site, you know.

As you can see, Kinky failed to win a single county.
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2007, 01:04:48 pm »
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Is Green Kinky? and pink Strayhorne?
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 01:06:03 pm »
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could someone please post a map of the 2006 election results by counties.





It's right here on this site, you know.

As you can see, Kinky failed to win a single county.



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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2007, 01:13:00 pm »

Is Green Kinky? and pink Strayhorne?

No, green is Strayhorn, and pink/red is Bell.  As I already said, Kinky failed to win any counties at all.
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2007, 03:35:34 pm »
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Friedman's strongest supporters were, in the end, the far right exclusively, though he initially showed quite a bit of a crossover appeal.
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2007, 07:01:30 pm »
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what was Kinky's strongest demographic groups?

fake Reform Party candidates, I believe.
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2007, 10:19:40 pm »
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Is Green Kinky? and pink Strayhorne?

n00b. Pink is a shade of red.
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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2007, 11:37:00 pm »
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Kinky is not a Democrat. He's a racist who contributed to the re-election of a Governor who represented and stood for everything Kinky was supposedly running against. His campaign consisted of running ads about animals and pointing at radio and internet polls to show that we would win in a landslide come election day.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2007, 12:06:19 am »
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you can call him alot of things of racist aint one of them.
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