If she runs for governor as expected, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis faces a popular, well-funded opponent, an obscure path to victory, and a donor and activist corps beat down after almost two decades of losing. To make things even worse, she just buried her dad. Who among us could help Davis battle through her grief? Who could help her see how she can’t lose even if she will likely not beat Attorney General Greg Abbott?
There is really only one man: coach Eric Taylor.
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Stanford is a Democratic political consultant who blogs at jasonstanford.org and on Twitter @jasstanford.