Does Paul Davis have a chance?
Paul Davis is a 41-year-old lawyer from Lawrence. He has served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2003 and is the current House minority leader. He’s running for governor.
Davis wants to focus on education, protecting the middle class, and rewarding hard work in Kansas. He says “It’s time to get things right” in Topeka.
All good and well, but Davis is a Democrat … and an obscure one at that. He has virtually no name recognition … even among the state’s news people.
Of course, Democrats have been elected governor in Kansas; think of Sebelius, Finney, the Dockings. But that was all before the state’s politics took an abrupt turn to the right and the Sunflower State became the most conservative territory in the Union.
Any Democrat seeking the governorship or any of the federal offices representing Kansas faces a nearly-insurmountable challenge. An unknown Democrat carries one more great big stone on his back.
Our thought for today is from Jonathan Winters:
“Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.”