With two weeks to go until the elections I have to confess that I’m a little confused about what Greg Abbott’s message is for the electorate. During his one and only and marginally televised debate with Beto O’Rourke, Abbott (who has been in office for eight years) repeatedly blamed Texas’s problems on Joe Biden (in office for two years). In his most recent campaign commercial he mentions Biden twice as much as he does O’Rourke. The guy does know who he’s running against, doesn’t he?
You could make the argument that Abbott — as a Republican in Texas — is running only against himself. If the Dems ran Jesus Christ as their candidate in Texas they would still lose. Most Texans would back Abbott even if he showed up in their front yards and strangled a puppy in front of their children.