We know what's going on, anyway.
It's hard to image how Jerome Block, Jr., is going to withstand the current firestorm. He complains about a "media circus" around his campaign to win the northern New Mexico seat on the Public Regulation Commission.
What campaign? All he's done are a few billboards. He has never appeared before a public audience. He won't give interviews.
The media have caught Block in a series of gaffes, from underplaying his record of police arrests to his admitted lying on a campaign finance report.
Some voters may be asleep. But others are voicing their concern, as in this page full of letters-to-the-editor.
Can fellow Democrat Gov. Bill Richardson be seen as condoning such behavior?
Here's my personal opinion how this will play out....
In a day or two, Block will announce that he's pulling out of the race to "be with his family," who have "gone through so much." Richardson will appoint a Democratic successor on the ballot, even though Block's name will remain on it because ballots have already been printed. The Dem will probably win as people vote straight-ticket (there are no Republican opponents). But Green Party candidate Rick Lass will make a good showing because of his positive campaign efforts over the summer.