Here's a little bit of advice for bloggers and ankle-biters alike. Too often you guys pick a favorite and go all in for that guy/gal when they run for office. You're doing it wrong. You'll always be disappointed in the end. Nobody is perfect and politicians are the least perfect people.
You'll notice that I spend most of my time whacking candidates over the head and very little time praising them. This is by design. I never want to own the possible awful things a politician will do. Guys like Martin Paredes has to own Anthony Cobos and Luther Jones for life. Other bloggers in town will own the mistakes of their current favorites.
The most ridiculous thing ever said by an El Paso politicians was something to the effect of "I don't pass bills, I block the bad ones." Nobody grows up and wants to be the goalie when it comes to politics. It's stupid think that you use your power to keep things from happening, but you can't reason with some folks. However, in the game of elections this idea of playing goalie makes a lot of sense.
I have never put a guarantee on a politico's performance when it comes to what they will do right. I have, however, made guarantees on exactly what they'll screw up. I haven't been wrong.
It's better to stop the ones you know that are really bad from attaining office than it is to push a guy who might screw you later. Weed out the ones you know are going to suck and leave the others to destroy their reputation on their own.