The two most talked-about candidates in their respective parties in my home district are Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Darren White. At first glance, I am having a hard time finding a reason to support White. He is, he says, “an optimistic person.” That’s no good at all. Meanwhile, Ms. Lujan-Grisham says that the “war in Iraq must end.” That’s what we want to hear. The choice seems clear: optimism cannot be tolerated.
White is actually our Sheriff, and he has a record for competence. He stands a reasonably good chance of getting elected, but as of right now I have no clear idea of what his policy views are. Also, Ms. Lujan-Grisham is a native New Mexican, while White is another transplant, just like Wilson. I may have been born in Colorado, but even I have lived in New Mexico before White did. He’s going to have to make a pretty strong pitch to win back voters, including me, whom Wilson alienated.