I got a lot of off-line and online correspondence claiming that Leeser and Norma are not buddies and she has nothing to do with the campaign. Then I see where she's organizing block walks for him on Facebook and telling everyone in town that she's his "secret consultant" that engineered his win.
So which is it? Leeser is a good guy and I'm okay with him being mayor, but I'm not okay with one of two things
1. He's brought in Norma to help.
2. He has not worked up the guts to tell her to take a hike.
If it's #1, he's bad at making decisions. If it's number #2 he's not cut out to be mayor.
I do know that some of his supporters are more than little miffed at the pictures with Norma and the existence of Norma working on his behalf. Leeser could lose this thing very easily if she's involved and I know the Ortega camp is already teeing off on it.
There's something to be said for holding your campaign above the "anybody but Steve" movement. Is that how Oscar Leeser wants to be known? Is Oscar Leeser the right man for the job, or is he just not Steve Ortega?
Right now it's too late for a lot of folks - Leeser has lost them. They voted for the guy who never spoke against progress and now he's aligned with Norma the wrecking ball. Why? Does Leeser not know that every other successful business man in El Paso kicked her worthless ass to the curb years ago? Does he not know winners from losers? Does Oscar Leeser now have a judgement problem?