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!
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