Fresh off from her bizarro-land and near-universally hated advertisement that essentially accused Greg Abbott of hating the disabled (despite, you know, being a person with a disability himself), Wendy Davis' campaign has now thrown another Hail Mary pass in an attempt to remain somewhat relevant in the election by accusing Abbott of being in favor of a ban of interracial marriage.
Greg Abbott won't say whether he'd defend an interracial marriage ban—troubling but not surprising from someone who defends a "poll tax."— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) October 20, 2014
Abbott's wife, Cecilia, is Hispanic. His first campaign ad featured his in-laws speaking Spanish, and pointed out that his wife would be the first Hispanic First Lady in the state's history if he were to be elected. The "poll tax" Davis' tweet refers to is Texas' voter identification law, which was approved by the Supreme Court yesterday.
Twitter reacted with appropriate (and somewhat amused) shock at the "desperation" of Davis' tweet:
"We said the wheelchair guy hates the disabled. Now what?" "His wife's Hispanic. Say he hates interracial marriage." https://t.co/3HIkgwVx1J— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 20, 2014
That's a clown campaign, bro https://t.co/cAASXHfDY4— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 20, 2014
Just another disgusting move from what has already been a disgusting (and poorly-run) campaign.
But fear not. The "best" may be yet to come:
Guys, Wendy Davis has more than two weeks to come up with something even worse.— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) October 20, 2014
Abbott has a 15-point lead over Davis in the latest poll.