Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Governor's Race

I opined a little on the Governor's race recently.  I am hoping for some real talent to step forward and take on Martinez.  I have decided that another Martinez might be the answer.  That would be Speaker of the House Ken Martinez.  Most people feel he is the smartest guy in the capitol building and that he  is capable of non partisan cooperation to advance policy agendas.

Republican Susannah Martinez, a child of the right wing wackos, got a lot of votes in the traditionally northern part of the state.  From Democrat Hispanics.  Could she hold those votes against a well respected and centric democrat like Ken Martinez?   I don't think so.

I know that the Speaker would have a lot to lose politically by running for Governor.  But sometimes a good politico has to sacrifice a bit and do what is right for working people and working poor.  They are more important than that Speaker job.

Everyone I know thinks Martinez is a brilliant and fair minded man.  Now they have to convince him to run for Governor.  Some say he isn't well enough known.   Well, who was Susannah Martinez before she became Governor.  No one had ever heard of her.  Just like Gary Johnson when he ran.


Vicki said...

Sounds good to me. But will he run for the office? And what about Hector Balderas, would he run? Either of these guys has a good chance to defeat Susana imo.

Anonymous said...

Yes! A much better pick than Gary King.

Anonymous said...

I think King should be given a chance. In many respects, his hands are tied. He cannot comment on ongoing investigations. He handled the unequal pay issue badly and he butted heads with Hector, but he is a good man and deserves some support. Ken Martinez is also a good man but he can do more good for the state where is now.

Donald F. Schiff said...

Jim, that's a great idea! I'd love to see Ken Martinez run for Governor. Hector Balderas is very likely to run for AG rather than Governor, and Gary King alienated the Democratic wing of the Democratic party a couple of years ago by going after liberal issue advocacy groups which were obviously obeying campaign finance laws.

Anonymous said...

After Saturday's fiasco and Ken's new nickname as "corporate Kenny" for the tax cuts, I would say that most informed Democrats are not going to trust him with their votes for Governor.