State Senator Howie Morales proved himself the insider at the convention. He out organized the other candidates but now every thing will shift out of convention mode into real world mode. Both Lawrence Rael and the anointed outside candidate Alan Webber eked out their ballot counts to get into the game . Now, once again, the real campaign to get people to listen will begin. Morales is an unknown to the average voter as is Webber. Rael has some name i.d. of those left standing. Really, anything can happen.
After a winner is announced following the primary election in June the realities of this race will settle in. Just how much money can a Democrat raise in New Mexico for the Governor's race? Probably no more than a million dollars. Which means the democrat is going to have to show national appeal in trying to bring down the Corporate Queen Susana Martinez. Her oil and coal boys and right wingers will fund her with what ever it takes to win.
I am thinking they will raise her more than 10 million if needed. And that is the problem with politics today. It is all money.
Some people think that you can point back to the infamous race of Phil Maloof for Congress, saying that money isn't everything. He outspent his opponent greatly but still lost. Mostly because he knew nothing about issues and the job of being a congressman. It showed. So his expenditure of money didn't really mean much.
But, this was all before our U.S. Supreme Court turned corporations into people with unlimited power to funnel money into campaigns. They know how to use that money and that is what is at work in this Governor's race. Meanwhile, the people sleep, oblivious to their being squashed by the 1 per centers.