Wendy Davis, here’s looking at you.

Haley Waring writes for the College Conservative:

Negative Ads: How Far is Too Far?

The Internet and news circuits have been a buzz the last few days over a Texas gubernatorial campaign ad.. The ad, paid for by the Wendy Davis Campaign, highlights the fact that her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, is wheelchair bound as the result of a tragic accident.

There’s a time and place for negative ads. I’m not about to argue that they can’t be good or can’t help foster a discussion about the issues, because they can. However, a line is crossed when a negative advertisement serves not to spark a dialogue but rather to remind voters about an opponent’s disability.

Blatant falsehoods presented in the ad aside, it’s important to ask a big question: why did Wendy Davis choose to remind viewers of a terrible event in her opponents life rather than simply stating her understanding of the facts? Perhaps it is because relying on the facts alone would be difficult for her. The facts she used were flimsy, so she instead took the path of a desperate, losing politician.

Davis became a media darling because she said the things the media wanted to hear and she said them well. Her rise to fame was so predictable it borderlines on nauseating. It’s like there is a foolproof plan to liberal stardom: talk about women’s rights, tell some lies, and attack anyone (especially women) who disagrees with you. Her stardom is predicated on her fight for the legality of abortion after 20 weeks, a stage in the pregnancy where many scientists and doctors agree the baby can feel pain. I suppose it shouldn’t be all that surprising that her campaign has resorted to schoolyard bully tactics.