It certainly is interesting living in this state. At the same time gay marriage is being accepted, there is a petition against "late term" abortions (a red herring if you ask me) which has just garnered enough signatures to either be voted on by the city council or perhaps go to voters. There are a lot of liberal voters in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, and Los Alamos. There is a large Hispanic and Indian population which tends to vote liberally, but at the same time the Hispanic vote is largely Catholic which tend to be conservative, especially on things like abortion and gay marriage. We have a Republican governor, but she gets grief from her party for being too liberal. She would be an interesting opponent to someone like Hillary, but that would never happen.
I find the political middle-of-the-road to be a refreshing place to be. There doesn't seem to be the extremism that is found elsewhere. Hopefully that will attract more people to this state. We're at the bottom of a lot of "good" lists and the top of a lot of "bad" lists, but hopefully we'll keep our overall "live and let live" attitude. If nothing else we're the home of "Breaking Bad." That instantly makes us cool!