Thursday, May 13, 2010


If you need a friend in politics....get a cat.  Right now that would be good advice for the Democratic Lt. Governor candidates here in New Mexico.  Blogger Joe Monahan did a poll this morning that really shows that after a full year of campaigning the race is still a standoff.  So the knives will come out.  That is probably bad news for Brian Colon, but good news for Lawrence Rael.  The undecideds are still in control of this race.

I actually like all of the candidates.  Rael and Jerry Ortiz Y Pino both worked for me when I was Mayor of Albuquerque.  They are both decent and honest people and either one of them would make good light govs.  Jerry is probably closer to me in terms of political philosophy, but Lawrence would bring a moderate view to the office.  So, what is one to do?

This new cat Hermes has totally bonded to me.  I feel like I have a second head on my bloated body.  The only time he isn't there is when he is playing with a piece of wadded up tinfoil, or when I am walking around.  This cant be a good habit he is forming.  Right?


Julie said...

Jim: Hermes is the cutest thing imaginable. Darling!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more! Adorable!

Mezamashii said...

Awwww! A lot of people would benefit from a little bundle of fuzzy cheer next to their head!

Son Schiff said...

Jim, 356 is a really small sample. A 5+% margin of error is quite large, and the crosstabs are useless. However, props to Monahan for releasing them.

I don't read the poll the way you do. It's not a dead heat at all. Colon is leading by a significant margin, with 1/3 of the respondents undecided. That doesn't seem like bad news for Brian Colon.

Hermes is adorable. I'm happy for your bonding. It is a good thing!

New Mexican said...

I think Joe Campos will do well if he can get his numbers up in the Albuquerque area. He is by far the favorite in the rural areas of New Mexico . I think he will be the favorite of New Mexico Hispanos. And I think he would do a wonderful job and is by far rhe most qualified.