If you like Mary Ruwart, then you’ll love Texas U.S. Senate candidate Yvonne Schick’s recent performance in a televised debate against the Republican and Democrat. I say that, because at times, in Schick’s performance, it seemed like she was possessed by Mary Ruwart and Ruwart was actually doing the talking.
People like Thomas Knapp who are familiar with my writing understand I’m not a word expert so “channeling” and “possessed” might not be the right words, but people like Thomas Knapp just might help me clarify what I mean to say below in the comments section.
Rumor has it Ruwart helped Schick prepare for the debate. To be clear, Schick isn’t quite the radical Ruwart is, but I think you’ll see and hear Ruwart’s influence in style and substance if you watch the videos.
The feedback from Texas Libertarians has been overwhelmingly ecstatic. Not only is it great to have a Libertarian Party candidate included in a debate that was televised in most of the big cities in Texas (if not all of them), but it was great to have a Libertarian candidate give clear, concise libertarian responses that separated her from her opponents.
Schick reports a surge in support for her campaign after the Republican incumbent, John Cornyn, voted for the cazillion dollar bailout and after this debate. Plus, Schick unwaveringly opposed the drug war while the Democratic challenger, Rick Noriega, supported it. Schick’s campaign has been promoted heavily recently on Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty meetup groups in Texas.
Videos of the debate are available online in four parts:
Definitely watch Part IV which contains witty comments regarding Bob Barr and Ron Paul:
Mainstream press reactions are posted on the Libertarian Party of Texas’ Texas-sized list of recent news media coverage:
I am so proud of Yvonne Schick and her performance in the debate!
Most reasonably normal people plus abnormal people with a decent amount of self-confidence and sense of humor will find any sarcastic comments of mine above to be humorous. Uptight-wads might feel I’m being offensive, but that’s because they’re abnormal uptight-wads and relish being offended so I’m doing the uptight-wads a favor, too, I guess. Keep in mind, this is a blog. Ratings matter.