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Texas Senate Race Turning Into A Surprisingly Close Showdown | NBC Nightly News Houston is now one of the most diverse cities in the country -- a change which Democrats hope will help U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke succeed over Sen. Ted Cruz.
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The turnout at our rallies, the energy that we see in every community in Texas, the excitement and commitment that people from all walks of life are showing -- Democrats, Independents and Republicans -- it's amazing.

I'm as encouraged, as hopeful, as I've ever been.

Today is the first day of Early Voting in Texas. We need to make sure that every single person we've met -- everyone who has come to a town hall or rally, everyone who has answered the door when a volunteer has knocked, all those who responded to our text messages inviting them into the election of our lifetimes -- we need to make sure that they get to the polls and cast their ballot.

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This is our moment of truth. Let's make sure that every single Texan can stand up to be counted.

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Why is Houston so important in the larger scale of this election, and why does this first endorsement matter so much?

First, the Houston Chronicle: OPINION ~~~~ For U.S. Senate: Beto O'Rourke

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So let me get this right. The former Mexican President and former Mexican Coke head and staunch neoliberal is meddling in a US election and that's ok?

The tribes (D/R) are at it again and the ends justify the means... Machiavelli would be very proud indeed.

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You are entirely missing the key point of the article which was that of the Houston Chronicle.


On another level, I think you are quite myopic to not comprehend that Fox is not "meddling in a US election," since he opposes the Wall and Trump, and because Beto is a strong spokesman for that point of view. He is praising the young man's CHARISMA; do you get it now?


Besides, what a joke! the US has truly meddled in Central and South American elections for the past 130 years, so in your humble view, a former Mexican president is not supposed to add his own commendation, because it would be "meddling"? That is completely absurd.



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I never said what former Mexican president Fox was for or against regarding border walls or Trump in general was the issue.

My point was rather simple. Fox is not an American citizen and he's "endorsing" a candidate for the US Senate. And you don't see the hypocrisy in that, vis a vis the Democratic obsession with Russia "meddling"? As a former foreign president of a nation that borders the US, he certainly has every right to his opinions about Trump and the wall, but it is his endorsement which you are waving about that is problematic. Of course the US is a supreme imperialist interventionist. That should be clear to any thinking person, and that's regardless of which party has "control" of the government (at least spokes-people for corporate interests).

Not to see this demonstrates that what ever the issue if you back "my guy" than all's good.

Beyond that Fox is a corporate neoliberal who was perfectly happy with NAFTA regardless of the tragic hardships it has brought the Mexican people.

Perhaps you see Fox as representing your world-views and so my issues are of not interest to you.

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I wrote about this former Mexican President's endorsement because IT IS NEWS. Kind of a scoop, you know? Fox is now only a citizen, and as such he is not speaking for his government, but as a person.


You don't have to "like" or personally approve of everything that is presented as news.


Further, I personally participate in all kinds of international matters by correspondence and by opinion/editorials on other nations' newspaper editorial pages, even translating them myself.


I would not hesitate to weigh in on any election anywhere, and never once would have been construed as "meddling." If we don't have international dialogue and each nation is only run by narrowly focused xenophobes, the world would be even stupider than it has been becoming in the past two years.


I personally listened to Fox's speech when he came to Santa Fe with half of the Mexican top governmental officials in 2003 as the guest of Bill Richardson, and exchanged some critical insights with his Minister of External Affairs,Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, now currently rector as the Universidad de Las Ame'ricas.


Say what you want, but suffice it to say that Fox's endorsement of Beto will help Beto beat Cruz. That is my reason for writing these and other articles.



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My guess is that no one, with all due respect, would be touting your endorsement. So I think the fact you touted ex-President Fox's endorsement and that you think he'll influence the election speaks for itself. He is not simply a commenter or "man on the street".

Once you concede that (as you more or less have) than we need to consider who is Vicente Fox? What have been his policies? And do we align our views with his? Or is it that he's simply anti-Trump because of Trump's nationalistic policies? Trump's an easy target, but he was elected, I would argue because of the kinds of policies neoliberals such as Fox have promoted. He's a card-carrying corporatist.

He's not just anybody which is why you think his endorsement matters. That's my point.

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Art, you're wasting good logic. This Fox is a dyed-in-the-wool democrat mainliner.

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Art Costa, So what? Actually Fox is not in a US category, as former president of Mexico. Why alienate other countries, especially our neighbors? Mexico and its people deserve respect. They have the experience to form opinions that you have no access to. Don't speak for others. Speak for yourself. What do you have going for you that makes you smarter than a former president of Mexico and a huge portion of Americans? You don't speak for me either. This is an intellectual website. What can you contribute to the rest of us that is productive?






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Well for one thing Disillusionisit (or to whom it may concern) I can read which is why I won't try to explain further.

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What logic?

If an opinion is expressed in public it is not meddling.

Meddling is misinformation spread from false sources.

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Terrific. You cut through the Gordian Knot, the first time in a long time, I have completely agreed with one of your comments!



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Meddling is not when somebody expresses his true opinion in public.

Meddling is spreading misinformation from false sources.

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Come on people, elect a real human. Vote for Beto O'Rourke.

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Hmmm. "A real human," you say? You must mean, as opposed to a "reptile covered with Vaseline"?


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I don't get the bru-ha-ha regarding another country's leader expressing his opinion on who he/she hopes wins an election in another country. Since the US is so bloody powerful and has an unspoken aim of global hegemony, another country's opinion surely is not outrageous. I don"t call that meddling..


Now, our purging of legal voters? gerrymandering/ our coups of democratically elected leaders of other countries?


once again, who's the bad player?

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Leslie, Thank you very much.



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Art, can you comprehend me saying (again) that all of this is NEWS?


That is why I write articles, not to "tout" anyone, as you put it.


You seem to have some profound difficulties in grasping this not-so-subtle distinction.

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