They say a picture's worth a thousand words - check out this one from Secretary of State Mary Herrera's Press Conference on Thursday, August 26, 2010 [link]
Very insightful analysis Gene but unfortunately there aren't any rabbits left for Denish's handlers to pull out of the hat and as a result all we're left with are some last minute attempts to try to scare the electorate into voting for her, accompanied by a lot of whistling while walking through the graveyard. The fat cats took us for granted, told us it was her turn and shoved the progressives out after we worked to get Obama elected, now it seems they can't believe what's happened and that the chickens are coming home to roost.
Interesting that Mary Herrera had no problem putting a tea bagger on the ballot as a write-in candidate for Governor, even though he failed to meet requirements imposed by the N.M. Constitution ([link]). Accordingly one wonders if her summarily rejecting Woodruff may have had something to do with his potentially 'stealing' votes from Heinrich.
"An election!? That's one of those deals where they close the bars isn't it?