Wendy Davis on HuffPost Live
Wendy Davis visited the studios of HuffPost Live to promote her new book “Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir”. She also talked about her gubernatorial campaign to become Governor of Texas.
The interview covered several issues. Wendy Davis said she wrote the book with the expectation that it would be helpful and inspiring for those that read it. When asked about those that question the timing of the release of the book, she simply discounted it having any political implications.
Wendy Davis reminded the host Alyona Minkovski that her fight in Congress did not begin with her epic filibuster. She has been a fighter for Texans since her entry into the Texas Legislature.
Alyona Minkovski tried to get Wendy Davis to align herself with President Obama in a concrete manner. Wendy Davis did not bite. She stuck to policy and made the listener infer which is a smart thing for a Texas politician to do ithn order to deflect the hostile local media.
Wendy Davis further discussed some of the ills afflicting Texas. She touched on what she hopes to accomplish as governor of Texas which mimics what she states at her website.
When asked about being down in the polls Wendy Davis did not flinch. She said she has always been down in the polls in other races and won. The people voting is the ultimate poll.
Wendy Davis is making her rounds promoting her book. In doing so she is also helping to promote her message on her terms as opposed to those put out by a biased traditional media. Wendy Davis was also interviewed yesterday on the Rachel Maddow Show.
Huffington Post wrote the following about her book.
Davis writes in "Forgetting to be Afraid" that she had an abortion after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. The Associated Press purchased an early copy of the book, which hits stores Tuesday.
The memoir also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. Davis disclosed the terminated pregnancies for the first time since her nearly 13-hour filibuster last year over a tough new Texas abortion law.
Both pregnancies happened before Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, began her political career and after she was already a mother to two young girls.