And who deserves the rest? It is the New Mexico business community. They are leaderless and have no vision, other than lower taxes, and they need to change. Where to start?
How about the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce?
Liz Shipley has just been elected the new president of the Chamber. She used to be a TV Journalist when that meant doing things besides lost dog stories. Lets see if she has some courage to do what is necessary in her new position.
She should come in with a broom and sweep out all the executives from the top down and bring in people with new ideas and energy. This might give the Chamber the impetus they need to do something constructive, like helping to bring new jobs into the state. It would taken an investment from our business community. The kind of thing they used to do. And it shouldn't consist of just hanging on to what we have, but thinking big for the future. It won't happen with the current executive leaders at the Chamber. Period.
And a lot of new leadership at the Albuquerque Journal would help too. Lets put someone like Wynn Quigley, the erstwhile business editor into the top position of that largely negative publication and wait to see if a new positive and constructive newspaper would emerge. I bet it would.
This is the right time for this move. Let's hope it happens.