reply to post by dbates
Maybe he just eats his lucky charms every morning.
Its like that old Michael Jordan thing.
You better eat your wheaties!
I suppose id better contribute a little more than nonsense, at least an actual point of view on the topic though.
Uhh, I have lived in Texas for roughly 32 years. I'm a native Texan from Texan families or from the Texarkana region. Not one of those years did I
vote for Bush Or Perry yet both remained office for multiple terms. Im not sure how he won the last election, but he did.
I think there are possibly several things that might have contributed to that.
1. He's an Ag guy, and if you want to win in Texas, you go Ag or oil, we're an Ag/Energy state. That means we do two things well here, we ranch and
produce oil. Ok, cant forget football/baseball. Texans love ball games.
2. You have to always maintain this mindset about Sovereignty and Big Government. While you wont find the majority of the population here are extreme
about either, we do not like to be pushed around and generally would just like to be left alone to live our lives. When we need help we'll ask but
other than that? Yea.. just let us be and we'll pay that same respect to you and yours.
3. You have got to be Patriotic in every since of the word. From the Constitution, Health, to the Economy, to natural disaster to keeping the spirits
of our troops in mind and if your not talking about those those when you speak? You probably ain't sayin' much and many of us here are taught to have
that sort of pride/concern in our country. Just look at Ron Paul.
4. Religion- You dont have to be a christian, but when you send folks over to fight a war for you or send our men and women out in the oilfield, I
don't know a person in Texas or the rest of the country for that matter who doesn't find some sort of spiritual guidance and or balance/peace within
themselves real quick. be that Jesus, buddha or the big bang. I think every Texan/American can relate to that.
So you can probably see, we arent that much different from any other American, and when you can appeal to everyone about those things, you go places
because everyone can relate to those topics in our country. This isnt just what we do in Texas, its who we are and typically who most Americans
edit on 16-8-2011 by Nephalim because: (no reason given)