In practice, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association has become a punch line among some GOP elites in D.C. She’s gotten a reputation within corners of the consultant class as Palinesque: gaffe-prone, not intellectually curious, and not up for the rigors of a national campaign.In any case, if the GOP nominee is Cruz or Rubio, the notion of ticket-balancing makes it unlikely that he would pick an Hispanic running mate.
Making it in Santa Fe is not the same as making it in Washington. New Mexico’s population is, after all, just 2.1 million.
— The latest setback for any future aspirations Martinez might have came yesterday when the tape of a police officer’s belt recorder was released publicly. The governor sounds intoxicated as she speaks with the cop about a noise complaint in her hotel room and a report that bottles had been thrown from the balcony.
This blog continues the discussion that we began with Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).The latest book in this series is Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Susana Martinez Has a Great Future Behind Her
James Hohmann reports at The Washington Post Susana Martinez -- the female Hispanic governor of a swing state -- would theoretically be a natural for the GOP ticket. But...
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