The image of Texas as a great state has been severely damaged in recent years, first by former Governor Rick Perry, who campaigned for the US Presidency in 2012. During that campaign, he failed to distinguish either himself or his state. Initially denying charges of racism which were subsequently proven to be accurate, he infamously failed to remember the name of a government agency he planned to get rid of during the course of a Presidential debate.
In brilliant public relations style, Marjorie told the future President to include Negroes in any relevant public appearance. She reminded him that while her firm would work at the staff level when it came to civil rights moves proposed by him, she retained the right to speak to him directly if she disagreed with the consensus.
An exceptionally savvy practitioner of political public relations, Marjorie formally joined the Presidential campaign in 1960 as a civil rights adviser.
JFK depended on the Lawsons for their advice and strategy on winning the black vote.
The Lawsons delivered.
More telling is the hiring of a communications director, Craig Crawford, and Kristian Todd (wife of Meet-The-Press-Chuck). The Webb camp, relatively quiet since November, recently issued a statement that the former Senator has had knee replacement surgery, due to a Vietnam-era combat injury. Why did Webb suddenly require surgery for a decades-old injury?
To paraphrase the late Christopher Hitchens, the barbarians are not at the gate, they are already here and this sort of capitulating mentality is holding the door open for them.
By Christopher Price Anybody who knows me will tell you that when it comes to elections, I am a nerd. Seriously. Any US election that is on, is viewed late at night […]