For anyone who doesn't know, Clayton Williams was a candidate for Texas governor in 1990. He was a successful businessman and wildly popular as a candidate. He was the politically incorrect candidate of the time. He would shoot off his mouth, the press would pounce, and supporters would cringe.
Texas Monthly magazine, no friend of Williams, provided a refresher in 1999 in What ever happened to Clayton Williams.
He may have made a good governor, but we'll never know. At one point he had a 20 point lead over that darling of the left, Ann Richards. But he couldn't keep his mouth shut. On election day he got trounced, and we ended up with Richards as governor.
Does Williams remind you of anyone? Oh, but that couldn't happen again.