Some facts, Mr. Davis
Re: “There was no blue wave; it was just Beto; But the narrow margin of O’rourke’s loss is a singular moment in recent Democratic history, Mark Davis says,” Friday Viewpoints.
Davis’ column sounds more like he is trying to convince himself rather than trying to make a case. He states his opinion for a living, but of course to paraphrase a familiar saying, “Opinions are like noses — everybody has one.” And of course a lot of us don’t share his opinions.
But let’s put opinions aside for some facts: Democrats had their best statewide performance in decades. Collin County was competitive for Democrats for the first time in an even longer period. And the analysis of who voted shows that a lot of people who used to vote Republican flipped and are now voting Democratic. Democrats are on the rise, and Republicans are losing support.
I’ll agree with Davis that there wasn’t the blue wave that many were expecting. But if he thinks it’s not coming, he’s likely to find himself in the soggy footsteps of King Canute.
Mike Rawlins, Richardson, chairman, Collin County Democratic Party