It is no surprise that this state needs new leadership. Excuse me, it is no surprise to everyone who isn’t Susanna Martinez. In 2010, Martinez rode a nationwide wave of Republicans sweeping into office. She said “I will be a strong advocate for tougher laws to protect the most vulnerable among us, including children, the disabled and seniors.” Well, look around. Pick up a paper. Are the vulnerable being protected? From now through November you are going to hear a lot of grandstanding, partisan bickering and excuses as to why Martinez has failed. She will blame everyone from President Obama to Democrats in the state house and senate, to the very victims she said she would protect. The ads will be well funded and convincing. Please dig deeper.

Adam Smith

Daily Lobo reader