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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:10 pm | Updated: 11:22 pm, Thu May 29, 2014.

Readers talk primary election day 2014

The 2014 Democratic primary race for governor has two good candidates. Neither of them is the one with the most “name recognition.” Lawrence Rael and Alan Webber both have good ideas for advancing our state. Alan Webber seems to be the candidate who is most feared by the current governor. He is my choice.

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11 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 2:15 pm on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    I appreciate the fact that you stay classy and gracious even when I'm being snarky and disagreeable.

    In the end, we need to stop picking our politicos base on irrelevant attributes like origin, gender, race, ethnicity, or batting average, and start looking at their accomplishments, skills, experience, ideas, and policy proposals. But between you and me, I'm not really going to hold my breath waiting for my fellow New Mexicans to change their voting habits.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 1:34 pm on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    I re-read my postings and don't see where I have suggested anything at all. I have stated unequivocally that "if we are getting the same results from doing the same thing, perhaps we should do something different." New Mexico politics are much like the person who keeps hitting himself in the head wonders why he always have a headache. Stop hitting your head!

    The only difference between Alan Webber and the other candidates who want the nomination is that Mr. Webber is not a career politician. Not all qualified persons are born where they land.

    And you, Mr. Knolls, never owe me an apology! You are a man of rare wit!

    [wink]

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:59 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Isn't Alan "Daddy Warbucks" Webber the candidate who's said he wants to tax gasoline to get the price up to $4.50 a gallon to fund his green initiatives?

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:29 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 872

    With lots of money in his carpetbag, which he will need since the DNC considers NM to be lost and won't fund the race.

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:28 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 872

    Harvey, of course all those good ideas mean greater taxation, don't leave that part out.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:04 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    I apologize for misunderstanding. You're not suggesting that we should support Alan because he's white, you're suggesting that we should support him because he's not Hispanic and he's not a local. Thanks for the clarification.

    How 'bout "Alan Webber: Anglo Newcomer"

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 9:45 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    Ms Bizzarro I agree with everything you have stated. How can any thinking person consider voting for Susana after she has invited the unprosecuted war criminal Dick Cheney to campaign for her. Susana does not care about the people of New Mexico!

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 9:08 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    I am stating that if we are getting the same results from doing the same thing, perhaps we should do something different. In addition, the other male candidates would probably be surprised to learn you do not consider them "white" as you've so succinctly put it. White, or Caucasian, is a race; Hispanic is an ethnic group. You can have one without the other. Ask Mr. King.

    Perhaps Susana's bumper stickers for this year should read:
    Susana: From #49 to #50
    Susana: Hispanic AND Female!
    Susana: She's No Sarah Palin
    Susana: Still Fighting Bill!

    I could go on and on. My point, Mr. Knolls, is that there is only one candidate that is different than the others combined, and that is Alan Webber.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:29 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    So, you're suggesting that we should just vote for the white man? Maybe Alan should have that printed up on some bumper stickers?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:24 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Thanks to Peggy Abbott, we now know that Alan "Daddy Warbucks" Webber is favored by the elitist art-snob crowd. That's certainly a valuable endorsement. I'm sure folks all over New Mexico were just waiting for a classically educated elitist art-snob (and likely "Anglo newcomer") who scoffs at those with merely a high school education to tell them for whom they should vote.

    [wink]

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 6:59 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    If recent history shows New Mexico anything, it should be that electing career politicians time after time always yields the same results. Why are we surprised when nothing changes?

    It seems that if a candidate is not “one of us” – e.g. born and raised here, went to school here, Hispanic, family ties—then they cannot be elected. A reasonable person would assume that perhaps these were not the right job qualifications and look for someone outside the norm we have adopted. Obviously, our current criteria doesn’t work.

    There is only one candidate running for governor who does not fit New Mexico’s “one of us,” career politician profile. Alan Webber. He’s got the vision and potential for getting New Mexico out of “more of the same.”

     

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