Democratic Candidate For Texas Governor Avoids Obama During Texas Visit

This should be a pretty good indication of just how much Bill White thinks the President can help him in his race against Rick Perry:

GRAND PRAIRIE — Bill White is standing by his decision not to appear with President Obama during a visit to Texas on Monday, but his Republican opponent will.

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee attended a healthy family fair in Grand Prairie on Saturday. When asked about not appearing with Obama, White said he isn’t ignoring the president, but rather upholding prior commitments.

“I’m accessible to president at all times, talked to the president before, and Bush before him. [I’m] not so much on photo ops, but I keep to my schedule,” White said. “I’m not going to travel from one place to another; what I’m doing is meeting the people of Texas.”

While the President is in Austin, White is out campaigning in far Western Texas, about as far away as you can get from Austin without being in New Mexico.

What does that tell you ?

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  1. An Interested Party says:

    Please…this is Texas we’re talking about here…

  2. grampagravy says:

    It tells me this candidate “upholds prior commitments.” Good for him!

  3. Juneau: says:

    Cue McCartney and Wings,  “Band on the Run “:
    Well, The Rain Exploded With A Mighty Crash 
    As We Fell Into The Sun, 
    And The First One Said To The Second One There 
    I Hope You’re Having Fun.

    Well, The Night Was Falling As The Desert World 
    Began To Settle Down. 
    In The Town They’re Searching For Us Every Where 
    But We Never W Ill Be Found.

    Have fun on the run, boys.  It’s going to last a long, long while…