We turn your attention now to an article in the Houston Chronicle today by Richard S. Dunham, a well-respected veteran political writer and no it's not the one on the front page.
On page three there's a well-reasoned, thought-provoking analysis he's done - 6 "takeaways" from the just completed national elections that is a remarkable effort to sift through the bullshit.
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Dunham doesn't buy into the whole "undecided voter" frenzy and suggests that what we ought to be analyzing instead are "persuadable" voters.
He thinks the Independent label may be a myth.
And he sees the possibility for Texas to become a major player in the presidential elections of the future if our Hispanic population continues to grow and they do in future elections what they did with this one.
We won't repeat all of his major points; that wouldn't be fair. But please take a look and tell us what you think. Hair Balls has a close friend who has been railing for weeks about the stupidity of all the money being poured into campaign spending while there is so much need in this country and in our state's grossly underfunded public education system. He'll certainly embrace Dunham's Point No. 6.