“In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat. If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are, for the foreseeable future, unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to 270 electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party. Our kids and grandkids would study how this used to be a national political party. ‘They had Conventions, they nominated Presidential candidates… They don’t exist anymore.’”
- – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
(Quoted in “The Party Next Time,” The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2012)
Nobody can deny that Texas is unique. It’s the state you “don’t mess with.” It has a distinct identity, defined by its political history and a flair for independence. Most Americans now “Remember the Alamo” by visiting San Antonio on field trips and tour busses, but there is a new battle afoot, and it will determine Texas’ political future—and the nation’s. Obama’s campaign team and the Democratic Party have declared war on this Republican stronghold. A growing demographic divide puts the state in play absent an effective response to Organizing for Action’s dynamic “Battleground Texas” strategy.