Recently, a writer with Politico, a political newspaper in the DC area called to ask how Gov. Martinez was doing. Along with a few other New Mexico political luminaries including Rep. Al Park and Heath Haussamen, I gave my $.02 in an article here. This short blog posting by the author contains most of my quotes.
Just because Martinez hasn’t engaged in the same manner as Scott Walker and John Kasich (of Wisconsin and Ohio respectively) doesn’t mean that she’s not on conservatives’ side. Rather, she is dealing with different political realities. If she does have a conservative majority in the Legislature at some point, she’ll have a once in 100 years opportunity to shift New Mexico towards economic freedom and prosperity. Making those changes will require some tough decisions that will be unpopular with the special interests.