Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Could Texas Turn "Blue" For Hillary Clinton In 2016 ?
I'm not so sure that is true -- especially since the Republican nominee is going to be Donald Trump. Trump has very high negatives among minorities, women, and even a substantial portion of Republicans.
Is it a longshot that Clinton could carry Texas? Yes, but it is not an impossible hope. Giving up several months before the election strikes me as defeatist -- and if enough people do that, it could be a self-fulfilling prophesy.
In a Clinton vs. Trump contest, I believe there is a chance of Clinton carrying Texas by a small margin. And I'm not alone in that belief. Erica Grieder has written an excellent post for the Texas Monthly's Burkablog. Her entire post is well worth reading, but I bring you below only the reasons why she thinks Texas could turn blue this November.