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February 24, 2013
Will Texas go blue? Rick Perry says 'no way'
I like the governor's confidence. And in the near term, Texas still looks like a GOP bastion. But 10 years from now? Wall Street Journal: For many, it's the country's ultimate over-the-horizon electoral question: Could Texas become a blue state? To which Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry emits a hearty guffaw. Texas going blue, he says, "is the biggest pipedream I have ever heard." To explain just how preposterous, Gov. Perry summons the example of the state's two arch rivals, the University of Texas and Texas A&M, his alma mater, whose colors are maroon and white. "The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue," he said in an interview on the edges of the National Governors Association winter summit in Washington, D.C. he largest and most reliable Republican state on the presidential map has fallen into the GOP column in every presidential election since 1980. Mitt Romney last year won the state and its 38...(Read Full Post)