May 18, 2007
Bill Richardson in 2008?
My only complaint about Richardson is that I wish he were more progressive in the area of GLBT rights. However, I think he’s probably by far the most qualified candidate out there:
Also, that doleful look he gives to the camera about halfway through is priceless.
As of today, Bill Richardson has become the boldest, most visionary Democratic presidential candidate on climate and energy policy. (John Edwards is a close second.) No politician from either party has put forward a plan that comes closer to being a realistic response to the energy shortages and climate chaos heading our way.
Considering the fact that there are plenty of people out there who aren’t sure New Mexico is a state (here’s one of a number of examples I could cite: my mom was wiring me money once and was asked, “So, this is going to be an international wire transfer?”), I’m hesitant to speculate about Richardson’s chances. At any rate, 2008 (not to mention the rest of this year) should be interesting.