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Old Ducker
03-03-2010, 04:02 PM
http://www.empowertexans.com/node/1149

Submitted by Pratt On Texas on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:52pm.
LUBBOCK Ė Candidate for the Republican nomination for Texas governor Debra Medina, in a Thursday appearance on radio show Pratt on Texas, refused to commit to support the Republican nominee for Texas governor if she is not the Partyís nominee. Medina hinted at there being other candidates on the November ballot she might support.

Pratt on Texas host Robert Pratt asked Ms. Medina, the former Wharton County chairwoman, "If you run through this election and are not the nominee of the Republican Party, will you wholeheartedly endorse and support the Partyís nominee or is there some threat of some type of outside movement there?"

"I think itís premature to be talking about that," replied Medina.

"So in other words, even though we do know that the nominee will be one of three people, Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, or yourself, youíre not willing to go on the record saying that if youíre not the nominee you would support the Partyís ticket?," Pratt asked.

"Absolutely not," Medina said.

"Surely you understand that there may be other candidates besides a Republican and a Democrat on the ballot come next November," she added later.

"Ms. Medina wants Republican voters to trust her with their vote but, she isnít willing to trust the judgment of those same voters if they should nominate someone other than her," Pratt told his audience after the interview.



Robert Pratt is host of the top rated Pratt on Texas radio program which can be heard at www.PrattonTexas.com



PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW IS BELOW:

Pratt: "If you run through this election and are not the nominee of the Republican Party, will you wholeheartedly endorse and support the Partyís nominee or is there some threat of some type of uh, outside movement there?"

Medina: "Iíve said that I think itís premature to be talking about that. We donít know who that nominee will be and my, my sights right now are fixed on being that nominee. Iíll vote for, as I always do, the most conservative individual in the race when it comes to November."

Pratt: "So in other words, even though we do know that the nominee will be one of three people, Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, or yourself, youíre not willing to go on the record saying that if youíre not the nominee you would support the Partyís ticket."

Medina: "Absolutely not. I think thatís whatís gotten us into the trouble that weíre in. You guys give these incumbents a pass all the time by saying you know people just need to hold their nose and vote Republican in November and I think weíve seen time and time again, unless Republicans are going to stand up and walk their talk, theyíre going to get turned out of office. I wish weíd start turning them out of office in the primary instead of waiting until the general election, but I think the people are speaking pretty loudly - the Party leadership and, and, and some others tend to not want to listen to the voice of the people. Iím here fighting for the people so the last thing Iím going to do is say is hold your nose in November. Iím going to fight real hard to be that nominee and I will vote, as I have been for some years, for the most conservative candidate."

Pratt: "So, so the most conservative candidate of the 7 Democrats, you believe one of those is more conservative than one of the Republican candidates."

Medina: "Well surely you understand that there may be other candidates besides a Republican and a Democrat on the ballot come next November."

Ron_Paul_Knows
03-03-2010, 04:38 PM
That's from January.

Agorism
03-03-2010, 05:21 PM
What's her rationale for opposing Perry so strongly that she would a Democrat?

libertyjam
03-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Pratt sounds like a prat.

TCE
03-03-2010, 05:22 PM
What's her rationale for opposing Perry so strongly that she would a Democrat?

She was hinting that a more credible third party candidate might run.

libertyjam
03-03-2010, 05:28 PM
Perry talks the liberty game, but in historical governance, is such a big-business anti-liberty tool that you have to be blind not to see it. Unfortunately 51%+ of the 2-5 or so % of the GOP electorate that voted is blind.

Old Ducker
03-03-2010, 05:30 PM
That's from January.

Yeah but it's timely now. Do you think she's changed her mind? Another question is whether her comments damaged her, although I don't recall it ever getting any press attention (but then Im not a texan).

payme_rick
03-03-2010, 06:10 PM
Another question is whether her comments damaged her, although I don't recall it ever getting any press attention (but then Im not a texan).

It got a lot of attention from some local talk radio hosts in Texas... they rose a lot of hell about it, as if loyalty to the Republican party was the most important issue...

Texans have a lot of pride in a lot of things, but we can't afford to have pride in the republican party... this party is a tool, not a platform...

LittleLightShining
03-03-2010, 06:28 PM
"Ms. Medina wants Republican voters to trust her with their vote but, she isn’t willing to trust the judgment of those same voters if they should nominate someone other than her," Pratt told his audience after the interview.As if Republicans who didn't vote for her care who she endorses anyway.

Agorism
03-03-2010, 07:12 PM
I think Perry would be better than White.

Imperial
03-03-2010, 07:41 PM
I'm going to vote Libertarian I think at this point.

Perry is too dangerous. Politicking is the name of the game in his governor's office; just look at Cameron Todd Willingham.

bruce leeroy
03-03-2010, 07:42 PM
It got a lot of attention from some local talk radio hosts in Texas... they rose a lot of hell about it, as if loyalty to the Republican party was the most important issue...

Texans have a lot of pride in a lot of things, but we can't afford to have pride in the republican party... this party is a tool, not a platform...

both old-ducker and I have gone round and round with many on other forums about this issue
some think that you are some kind of traitor if you dont hold your nose and vote for whichever repub comes down the ipe

nayjevin
03-03-2010, 07:50 PM
both old-ducker and I have gone round and round with many on other forums about this issue
some think that you are some kind of traitor if you dont hold your nose and vote for whichever repub comes down the ipe

I was thinking about this abit recently... it seems to me like there's a chunk of the elderly who bought the war propaganda through the years then got converted into Flagwaving Republicanism.

Athan
03-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Fuck Perry. I won't vote for that shit. Its time for a revolution.

rednecked
03-03-2010, 09:48 PM
...

Texans have a lot of pride in a lot of things, but we can't afford to have pride in the republican party... this party is a tool, not a platform...



The party is a tool.... so use it! Don't just stare at it and condemn for for not getting the nail into the wood! Pick it up and swing it!

Very few carpenters can get a nail into a board with one hit, it usually takes 3 or 4, and that is a master carpenter! You guys have swung the hammer a couple of times and the nail is getting deeper. Now is not the time to go find another nail!

Whoa...philosophical rant over....

payme_rick
03-03-2010, 10:16 PM
I think Perry would be better than White.

Getting shot in the chest with a 22 is better than getting shot in the chest with a 270...

I see what you're saying, but it doesn't make me feel any better...

libertybrewcity
03-03-2010, 11:36 PM
i don't think she should endorse rick perry or a third party. I think it would be best to stay out the race. If she wants to do well in the future, any ties to third parties may hurt her chances. IMO

Old Ducker
03-04-2010, 12:41 AM
nm

doctor jones
03-08-2010, 01:28 AM
Perry will win hands down. They won, we lost, time to gear up for next election cycle.

RM918
03-08-2010, 06:40 AM
Screw Perry. She's better off not endorsing anyone.

Agorism
03-08-2010, 10:34 PM
Did Perry run truther ads against her?

It seems like this has become personal more than based on political disagreements.