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RealClearPolitics – Politics Nation – After Quick Rise, New Scrutiny Of Medina’s Views

(UPDATE: Medina’s reaction to Glenn Beck interview added below)

In the Texas gubernatorial race, Debra Medina has risen quickly from an unknown third wheel in the showdown between Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison to a legitimate contender. One new poll this week found her within four points of Hutchison, and given her trajectory, it was conceivable that she could even sneak past the Texas senator to earn a spot in a likely runoff.

Medina’s surge has been attributed in part to a strong performance in the debates — she was only invited to the second forum because of her showing in the first. She’s tapped into the tea party movement that Perry has also actively courted, and also has a strong constituency among the activists who boosted Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential run last year.

But now her quick rise has brought increased scrutiny of her views, with an emphasis today on whether Medina is a so-called “truther” who believes the September 11 attacks were an “inside job.” Yesterday, the Texas Conservative blog wrote:

Many in the Medina Movement are disciples of this libertarian lunacy faction who came up through the Ron Paul Presidential campaign. Remember 2008, every time there was a debate they would flood the on-line polls to justify their existence even though there was no legitimate chance of Paul winning. At events around the country, they would bully event organizers into submission and use “guerilla tactics” to try and get attention. When many of them were asked why they liked Ron Paul — they couldn’t give an answer other than they agree with him that 9/11 was in inside job.

Debra Medina herself is a disciple of Ron Paul, having worked on his 2008 Campaign, and follows the same libertarian leaning political stances of her mentor. And it is the libertarian/Ron Paul organization that is at work helping Medina and not the conservative grassroots workers in the Republican Party.

Today, Medina was a guest on Glenn Beck’s national radio show, and Beck asked her point-blank whether she thought the government was involved with the World Trade Center attacks. Her response:

“I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn. I’m not in a place — I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There’s some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.”

The Truther stuff is disturbing.

Posted via web from lnewcomer link blog


One Response

  1. Show me where medina said she was an Effing truther! Last I heard she never said no such thing. You news types can keep on saying it over and over but that aint gonna make it true.

    Medina is a REAL Texan that will stand up for my private property rights.


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