While I was at the THSC Homeschool Conference in The Woodlands, I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Glass, fellow Aggie and husband of Kathie Glass, who ran as the Libertarian candidate for Texas Governor in 2014. Mr. Glass shared some personal perspectives on “Texas Tactics” in politics which I found humorous and insightful, so with your indulgence I’ll pass those along this week.
The “Alamo” Tactic
A noble and valiant politician goes up against powerful opposition knowing that he is out-manned and out-provisioned. He can’t win, but he hopes to buy time by debate, investigations, and/or fillibusters. But the end result will not be affected by his efforts. He will “go down in flames”, but comforts himself that he will have lost with honor. Still…he loses…and the opposition rolls over what’s left of him like a juggernaut.
If winning is important, this is not a recommended tactic. 😉