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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

Who is expected to win, Marci Blaze or Paul Pacheco?

Hard to find any polling on that race. Thanks

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Reply Who is expected to win, Marci Blaze or Paul Pacheco? (Original post)
Quixote1818 Oct 2012 OP
SheilaT Oct 2012 #1
Quixote1818 Oct 2012 #2
SheilaT Oct 2012 #3
Quixote1818 Oct 2012 #4
SheilaT Oct 2012 #5

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. What are they running for?

I'm in Santa Fe and I don't believe I've heard of either one.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:32 PM

2. Here is some info on Marci Blaze


http://www.marciblaze.com/

I am in Taylor Ranch but the district is mostly Corrales

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:53 PM

3. I am going to guess, based on the fact that the website does not

indicate her political party, that she's a Republican.

There actually is a huge problem with the idea of electing business professionals to government, which is that running a government is absolutely nothing like running a business. The bottom line is simply not the same in the two.

Heck, running one kind of business is nothing at all like running a totally different business. Unfortunately, business schools teach their students that if you can run one kind of business you can run any other kind. I beg to differ. My experience in the working world is that different kinds of businesses are very different, and take different kinds of people to run them well.

I went to work for an airline in 1969. At that time, the CEO's of all the airlines in this company were either the men who'd started them, or who had hired on very early in the airline's history and worked their way up to the top. They knew the business, they knew the industry from the inside.

By the time deregulation hit, all of those men were gone, retired or dead. The new CEO's were, for the most part, men with an MBA from somewhere who'd never worked for an airline until they'd gotten hired into the CEO position. They simply didn't understand the business. They had their Business School model of how a company should be run, and reality be damned.

And that, in a nutshell, is what's wrong with Mitt Romney, and what's wrong with the entire notion of running government more like a business.

The cartoon at the link sums it up perfectly.

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2012/03/02#mutable_756238

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:02 PM

4. Marci is a Democrat

She is running against Paul Pacheco the Republican: http://www.peopleforpaulpacheco.com/

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 AM

5. How interesting.

I did not bother to check out anything else about her, just to test my hypothesis. Turns out I was wrong.

I wonder why she doesn't put the being a Democrat out there front and center.

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