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Why Do I Blog?

This is one of the questions I always get. The other one is, “Are you making money blogging?” The answer to the latter is a resounding, “No.” Yes, I have Google Adsense running, but I have yet to get a check, and when I do get a check, I will donate it to a local charity.

So, let’s address the former. I blog because I believe one person can make a difference. I believed that when I was a teacher. I believed that during the five plus years I was in the not-for-profit world. I believe it when I choose to volunteer to help organizations who help those less fortunate than myself, or to serve as a positive role model for children by volunteering in their classrooms. And I believe it when I get up early in the morning to blog.

Now I know it’s true.

I was troubled that Attorney General Patricia Madrid, and those advising her, felt that it was okay to avoid public discourse in the form of televised debates before the commencement of early voting. So, I set out to do something about it. I videotaped and streamed the debate.

Well, now the Madrid camp has been forced to recognize that you can run, but you can’t hide. They’ve acknowledge that I was right. People deserve to see the debate. Albeit, they’ve done it with their actions, not their words.

Today, Patricia Madrid and her handlers – I imagine after much internal debate – finally decided to post Sunday’s debate on their campaign website. I haven’t had a chance to watch all of it as I’ve got this job thing that keeps getting in the way. Hopefully, they were not foolish enough to put an edited version up.

Now, maybe KRQE and KOAT can call back over to the campaign and get them to agree to televised debates before early voting starts. After all, according to the Madrid camp, she just knocks the socks of Heather.

Don’t forget you can watch me on KOB-TV’s Eye on New Mexico on Sunday morning, and tonight at 7:00 p.m. on KNME’s The Line.