Lewis formally enters congressional race


  1. ABQHome says:

    Brilliant response to a political hack’s attempts to slander a good man. I too have watched Lewis during his term on Albuquerque’s city council. He is open minded and smart, not to mention gracious and quite genuine–qualities Mr. Gonzalez could learn from.

    It is noteworthy that the chairman of the state democratic party would take a shot at Lewis so quickly and so early in the political season rather than just let his anouncement for Congress come and go as quietly as possible. What Lewis did to Michael Cadigan—-who arguably was one of the smartest, shrewdest, and most powerful elected democrats in Albuquerque—-when he trounced him in the city council election is not lost on them.

    They are afraid of him. With reason.

  2. Thomas Molitor says:

    Dan Lewis is a fine man. He has his work cut out for him in terms of name recognition and fund raising, but I am sure he would do a good job. I know him, and know that he works very hard at understanding the issues and listening to divergent views objectively. Democratic Party Chairman Javier Gonzales is (1) either grossly under-read, or (2) is just playing his dog-on-a-leash partisan politics jump-through-the-hoop act.

    An act I abhor on either side of the aisle.

    He says, Lewis represents the “same failed economic policies that led to this historic recession.” C’mon Javier, you must know that the central bank policies of Greenspan under Clinton and Bernanke today are the cause of underpricing risk and bailing out Wall Street at the taxpayer’s expense. Dan Lewis is not a R vs D Wolf Blitzer Situation Room discussion. Believe me, if Dan Lewis were a Democrat you would be waxing wonderful about this new generation of leadership.

    Fact: the decision algorithms that led to wanton credit expansion and credit default swaps and the lowering of the requirements for Wall St iresponsible lending actually started in the Clinton administration and the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act – which separated commercial banking from investment banking. To pin that on Dan Lewis, just because he is a Republican, shows where your bread is butter. Mr. Gonzales. I would be happy to debate you, Mr. Gonzales, on the economics of our current situation and its origin of our present challenges any time, any place.