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What Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong About Texas Politics

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The Texas Delegation at the Republican National Convention in 2008

For much of this election year there was powerful conventional wisdom about the race for governor in Texas: Democrat Wendy Davis couldn’t win, Republicans couldn’t lose and Texas wouldn’t change.

Now that Election Day has come and gone, it’s clear that that conventional wisdom got a good bit right. But in the eyes of author and commentator Richard Parker, [it] got a good bit wrong as well. 

Listen to Parker’s commentary for the Texas Standard above, and check out his book, “Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America,” here.

This post was compiled by Texas Standard intern Sarah Talaat 

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