Tuesday, September 23, 2008

POLITICAL HODGEPODGE - PELOSI, AND THE LUCIO/CISNEROS RACE FOR THE SHERIFF

PELOSI THROWS OBAMA UNDER THE BUS

In an election which should have been over weeks ago in terms of the polls, Obama remains in a neck and neck race with McCain. Yesterday oil skyrocketed because of the speculators. It recovered downward and continues to drop this morning. With oil being a major issue in this election, Pelosi continues to block the will of the people to allow for offshore drilling. The fact I personally oppose it is meaningless. Polls show 3/4rds of the American people support offshore drilling. Because of Pelosi’s incompetence McCain owns this issue and Obama finds himself having to defend the indefensible, at least in the eyes of the people.

CAMERON COUNTY SHERIFF’S RACE

I am just throwing something out there. Omar Lucio’s opponent is Joe Cisneros. Four years ago he ran as a Democrat. This time he is running as a Republican. Can he win? This is one race I am not sure off. I think Brownsville will be well served by either man. I have met both men and truly like both of them. Joe does drive a motorcycle and we all know how I like motorcycles.

Anyway, Brownsville has the potential to vote Republican. It voted for Bush twice. You couple this with the fact Cameron County voted for a Republican County Judge just two years ago, the dynamic needed for a Republican win at the sheriff’s level is there.

Another factor is, racism against blacks is a real problem in Cameron County. A lot of voters who have never voted Republican in their life will be voting for McCain because they refuse to vote for Obama, who they see as black. Could this racism against Obama translate into extra votes for other Republicans on the ballot?

Just something to think about. Could Joe Cisneros actually win the race for sheriff? Maybe.

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