NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez Says 'Always Been Very Much an Uphill Battle'

September 8th, 2014 9:04 PM

Are even Wendy Davis' most ardent supporters detecting the handwriting on the wall? Seems like it.  There was NOW president Terry O'Neill, on this evening's Ed Show, coming close to throwing in the towel.  Said O'Neill: "this has always been very much an uphill battle."  Translation: Davis is going down in her race for Governor of Texas.

O'Neill's comment came in the context of a discussion of Davis' recent disclosure that she had, reportedly for health reasons, undergone two abortions.  It does seem that Davis, down in the polls and with little left to lose, decided to double down on her core issue.  O'Neill risibly rejected Schultz's suggestion that politics were behind Davis' decision, but did acknowledge Davis' desperate political position.


Could O'Neill be starting the process of cushioning the blow for Davis' big pro-abortion rights fans? 

ED SCHULTZ: How do you view this? Was this a political move by Wendy Davis? She's behind in the polls. And would a story like this, generate sympathy among women voters?

TERRY O'NEILL: I don't think it was political at all—I agree with Sara. This has always been very much an uphill battle for her to win the governor's mansion. I think, however, that politically, it's a good thing for this to be out there.