Politico has tried to positioned itself as the go-to political journal for all things Beltway. So why are they devoting so much ink and web pages to a state senator from Texas? No less than 48 different references to Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) appear on Politico over the past ten days.
You haven’t seen this kind of deification since Elizabeth Warren made news with a viral video making the case for big government liberal spending programs. From that moment Warren became the front-runner for Senate in Massachusetts and eventually won the race against incumbent Scott Brown. Is the attention paid to Davis a pre-curser for her eventual senate bid? Or is it just wishful thinking?
And let’s not forget the “QUIZ: How well do you know Wendy Davis?” featuring such newsworthy items as her college mascot (a horned frog), the fast-food restaurant she worked at in high school (Orange Julius), and of course, a dramatic photo of the Nikes she wore during her filibuster.