Without a doubt, Jerome Block, Jr., is my favorite Democrat. Two years ago, Jeff Armijo held that title, but now it’s Block, hands down.
Of all the races for which the Republicans could neglect to nominate a candidate, they had to pick this one. On the other hand, if there was a Republican in the race, it would probably be just another unremarkable one in which a decent, qualified Republican loses to a Democrat riding on his dad’s name and nothing else, and no one would care. But because Block is opposed only by a Green Party candidate, the race has garnered more attention than it would have otherwise. The PRC is one of those “other” races people normally don’t pay much attention to, but they’re paying attention this time.
I had been saving newspaper articles to write a big, meaty post on the whole Block fiasco, but I just can’t seem to find the time, and besides, Dave Maass at the Santa Fe Reporter is doing a bang-up job of keeping us all informed, so I’ll simply refer you to one of his recent articles on Block and let you search the site for previous entries. When he isn’t producing outstanding work on the Block story and a very fair-minded and intelligent response to Senator Jeff Bingaman’s attack on the free market in ideas, Maass spends a great deal of his time picking on Sarah Palin.