Ron Kirk: Democrats Can Take Texas. One Day?
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"Even if you just look at the demographics, I think we're going to get there," he says of Democrats' chances statewide. "The Republicans are doing everything they can to move our explosive Hispanic population away from being swing voters to solidly blue."
Too optimistic, perhaps? After all, this is the state of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and GOP Gov. Rick Perry just won his third full term.
"If there's a definition of an optimist," Kirk says, "it's a black Democrat in Texas."