Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Election Day

There won't be many surprises in the Albuquerque city elections today.  If the polls are accurate, and the always are, then Mayor Berry gets another four years to sit in his office with little vision and no economic whiz kids helping him except for attracting phone center jobs.

I think one surprise could be in the offing and that is the city council race in the north valley between Roxanna Meyers and Isaac Benton.  I think this will be much closer than anyone thinks.  My usually strong democratic neighborhood is sporting a lot of yard signs for Roxanna.  More than two to one over her fence sitting opponent.  At the end of the day they are both good folks and when I go vote today I will have to decide at the last minute who to vote for.  I am leaning for Roxanna because she opposes strangling Rio Grande Blvd with a roundabout at Candelaria.  It is a waste of money and Benton still refuses to say what he wants to do.  Which means he is for it in my mind.  I just object to his refusal to say.

Overall, this is the most boring Mayor's race ever.

3 comments:

cadigan said...

Jim, you gotta go with IKE. I haven't followed the round about issue, but on every other issue in the world, he is on our side.

Anonymous said...

I wish Margaret had stayed in the race...

Bubba Muntzer said...

"Overall, this is the most boring Mayor's race ever."

Maybe that's why where I voted at the city records center on Menaul you not only had to show a picture ID but be wearing a bathing suit.