The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Apr 12, 2009

The Race

A month ago we ran a poll on the early mayoral race. At the time both Councilors Debbie O'Malley and Michael Cadigan were still in the race. Frankly, we were surprised and amused by the councilors withdrawl from the race. Their campaigns were both ended prematurly by the very system that they both supported - a system that was sold to the electorate as a panacea for increasing candidate participation. Ironic isn't it?

In any case, our las Eye Poll ended with the Almighty Alcalde in the lead with 30% of participants prefering his honor. Both R.J. Berry and Michael Cadigan had 23%, Richard Romero 13%, Donna Rowe 6% and Debbie O'Malley 4% (guess that explains her early exit from the race - view the results here).

This week we'll take a look at the mayor's race as it stands today with just three major candidates remaining. Note here that Albuquerque's first mayoral election under public financing has resulted in fewer candidates than there were just for year ago. So much for making the race more competitive. Don't forget to vote!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a registered Independent voter, however, I supported Cadigan as I thought he was an excellent choice for mayor. I am not in favor of where he stands on all issues; however, he does/did stand up to Mayor For Life Chavez and he certainly does fight for his constituents (unfortunately,I am not one of them. His loss in this race will have an negative impact on the citizens of Albuquerque.

Anonymous said...

Getting Cadigan out of the race and off the Council is one of the best things to ever happen to the city.

I'm (unfortunately) one of his constituents and a home and land owner on the westside and Cadigan has NO idea what private property rights mean.

Yes, he could change city law so his previously illegal swimming pool would meet city code. Yes, he could swear up a storm if his kids weren't given preferential treatment at APS or the Taylor Ranch Community Center.

Am I glad he's gone?

Hell yes! Good riddance, you hypocritcal jerk-off.

donna rowe said...

don't forget the write-in candidate for mayor. write in donna rowe for mayor on oct. 6, 2009. there is a viable alternative.