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October 26, 2010
Is New Mexico turning purple?
The coming electoral cataclysm may be of even greater magnitude than even Dick Morris is predicting. In a heavily Democrat state that went overwhelmingly for Obama and elected a solid Democrat congressional delegation two years ago, even some in the mainstream media appear to be getting the message. Last week the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico's flagship rag, first issued a stunning endorsement of all three Republican congressional candidates, mildly admonishing the Democrat incumbents.
A day later, the Journal endorsed Susana Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor and thoroughly rebuked her Democrat opponent, Lieutenant Governor, Diane Denish, for her go-along to get-along policy toward her boss for the past eight years, corruptocrat Governor, Bill Richardson. Martinez looks to be putting Denish away comfortably and the other races are closing up as the election approaches.
For those of you thinking, "Big deal," I can tell you this is indeed a big deal in a state where Democrats have held sway for decades and total control for the past two years since the Obama sweep. Even if the Republican congressional candidates don't all prevail, the fact that they are being endorsed by the largest mainstream media entity in the state is significant. We should hope it to be the case in far more states.
Following the debacle of 2008, New Mexico was solid blue on every political map. Perhaps next week it will begin to turn at least somewhat purple.