We had a great crew over for our Sunday night Dinner. We were all interested political types and two of our guests were employees of the Albuquerque Journal at one time....years ago. They had read my blog and were insisting that I not cancel my subscription because it was important for people to keep reading newspapers. I agree, but it is hard to swallow the front page news stories which are editorials in disguise as is the case in the Journal. The both agree that things had changed at that newspaper in recent years. I will ponder their request for not canceling!
All of us sat around the table last night consuming Gypsy Stew, Bobbi's home made jalapeno corn bread, and good wine. None of us even made an effort to turn on the debates last night. For us our minds were made up on most races. Even the moderates around the table said that Diane Denish was eminently qualified to be Governor and would be better at the job. Susana Martinez, if she wins, will be much like Gary Johnson was in office and will be able to offer little more than vetoes. She will have a tough time leading with a strong Democratic legislature. Santa Fe will begin to resemble Washington, DC where little gets done and when it does will inspire Newt Gingrich style hate politics. At least the democrats won't act like cowards in Santa Fe. There will be no big ideas in Santa Fe. Lack of money and courage will be the reasons, especially if a republican like Martinez is elected.
Interestingly most of our guests will not vote a straight ticket. I think Secretary of State Mary Herrera could be in trouble. I think Ray Powell will win now since his opponent's comments on "christian war" have made the rounds.