Offering unsolicited advice about whether state Sen. Wendy Davis should run for statewide office is like playing cops and robbers with finger guns. No one believes there’s a bullet when you yell “Bang!”, and no one ever gets hurt.
But there are rooms in Texas where the Fort Worth Democrat seeks advice. There are telephone conversations, email exchanges, perhaps even texts in which she asks, “What do you think I should do?” She asks certain people, perhaps as many as can be counted on two hands. For those few, the question is live ammo, unexploded ordnance. You don’t want to cut the wrong wire and blow her to bits.
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Stanford is a Democratic political consultant who blogs at jasonstanford.org and on Twitter @jasstanford.