New El Paso resident Cesar Blanco annoyed by the lack of a Georgetown Cupcake in El Paso.
J. Crew coat: $300.00
Kenneth Cole shoes: $250.00
Looking out-of-place among children dressed like matchines in the Lower Valley: Priceless.
This is what happens when out-of-town staffers run for office, and especially when these staffers are probably being consulted by people like Roger Garza or Roger's lover, Austin-based consultant, Jeff Rotkoff.
Say what I will about Aaron Barraza, but at least Aaron, who is more beautiful than Cesar, was out in blue jeans and a t-shirt with his name all over it.
Why? Because Aaron knew that nobody knew who the phuck he was.
But for Cesar, it's his world, and we are lucky to be in it.
One of the biggest problems a lot of these challengers have is that they have given themselves no time to wage a solid campaign.
The month of December is a total loss. Folks are in holiday mode, and yeah, they'll swing by your kickoff, but it is usually in search of free eats.
So you are left with January and February, the shortest month of the year. March does not really count. The primary election is on March 4th. Hell, half of February is lost. Early voting starts on February 18th.
So Eddie, Norma, Lyda and so on, have more or less a month and a half to make a case. And that ain't exactly a lot of time.
Time can be a challenger's best friend. Just ask Beto O'Rourke. Don't think for a second he did not benefit from an extended primary calendar.
But it can only be a challenger's best friend if that challenger gives itself enough of it.
Which none of these folks - Eddie, Norma, Lyda, etc - have given themselves.
Lyda Ness-Garcia is going to do it after all...run against a smarter, saner, and more attractive and accomplished woman, who is an incumbent - Marisa Marquez.
What does it say when Stephanie TownsenD passed up at a chance to run against Marquez?
It says even bat-shit crazy isn't entirely THAT crazy.
"My opponent is a drunk." - Lyda IronyLost-Garcia
So what's Lyda's schtick? She's a "real" Democrat. Which means she loves abortions even more than Marisa Marquez.
The brain trust behind Lyda? Apparently it is Getsemanazi Yanez. You remember him? He's the guy that placed fourth in the City Rep District 2 election. Yeah, fourth which is behind third and third belonged to Mike Apodaca.
Yanez must have been desperate for cash and needed to pick-up a client.
The only good news is that if Lyda has a kickoff one can only assume that it is NOT a cash bar.