No one is going to remember whatever message it is the Wendy Davis campaign thinks it’s putting out with this ill-conceived video. The only thing they’ll remember is that the ad appears to make fun of Greg Abbott’s disability and reliance on a wheelchair.
Abbott, the Texas attorney general running for governor this year, has been a paraplegic since a tree fell on him in 1984. That hasn’t prevented him from living a full and rich life, with a lovely family and long service to the public.
Now the troubled Davis campaign — which granted has suffered the drawback of trying to sell Texas voters on a woman aptly nicknamed “Abortion Barbie” — has signed its own death warrant. Shot itself in the foot. Scored an own goal. Behaved stupidly, at the very least. This was so easy to avoid; clearly, someone thought it was a good idea to run an attack ad against a wheelchair-bound opponent featuring an empty wheelchair.
Not much else to say, really. Congratulations, Governor Abbott.