It does not matter to me that this is not the official campaign of Wendy Davis. This is her Party — the Democratic Party of Harris County. The Party and the candidate are one. The word “stand” is covertly referencing that her opponent – Attorney General Abbot – is in wheel chair. Don’t tell me this is an accident and not meant to be a cruel reference to her opponent. I don’t buy it.
Wendy Davis should have publicly disavowed this language the second it surfaced on any material relating to her candidacy – it is not clever nor funny nor accidental.
Her failure to do it is a tip about her character. I know she and her team will attempt to justify use of the word “stand” by referencing her filibuster but I just don’t buy it. She can do better.