|Mike Hernandez III, (Photo by|
Brownsville Herald's Miguel Roberts)
The final defeat was the trouncing OP 10.33 candidate Evelyn Cantu received at the hands of Tony Zavaleta-Reid Saturday in the TSC election runoff.
The subliminal message sent by Hernandez selection of 6 candidates for positions critical to Brownsville's future, especially picking two total novices like Daniel Pizana and Beatriz Hockaday, throwing at least $140,000 into their campaigns, was that Mike himself knew more about running BND and TSC than any of those already serving.
Let the record show that, despite Hernandez being one of many thousand successful car dealers in the U.S., he proved himself an annoying amateur in his entry into Brownsville politics. It's doubtful he's an expert in managing a port or community college, either.
We bloggers, for once united at something, might be inclined to take partial credit for Mike's bitter defeats, but the more likely truth is that, for these horse races, Mike chose to put his money down on nags. It's sometimes called market research, Mike.
Mike also made himself a subject of derision by aligning himself with Carlos Marin, who, despite keeping a low public profile, has manipulated Brownsville politics for years to the benefit of his engineering firm Ambiotec, Inc.
|Eddie Lucio III|
Who's next for a car? Maybe, Brownsville backstabber "Representative" Rene Oliveira will get something to drive. Make sure you provide insurance, Mike.