DesMoinesRegister reported God’s will is for Iowa to have the first-in-the-nation caucus, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson told a crowd here today. “Iowa, for good reason, for constitutional reasons, for reasons related to the Lord should be the first caucus and primary,”
Bill, I have done a search of both the Constitution and the Bible, and I don't see the Iowa Caucus listed either placeRichardson, New Mexico’s governor said at the Northwest Iowa Labor Council Picnic. “And I want you to know who was the first candidate to sign a pledge not to campaign anywhere if they got ahead of Iowa. It was Bill Richardson.”
Michael van der Galiën blogged Umh. Sure Bill.
CQ blogged It sounds more like the typical politician's attempt to pander to his audience, only doing such a clumsy job that it becomes risibly obvious. And again, let's just think about what the reaction would have been had a Republican said this.
Ben Smith blogged Watch out Florida, here come the locusts.
Ron Chusid blogged Having seen other examples of Richardson’s sense of humor, Richardson’s previous statements on religion, and considering that nobody would think God has any interest in who has the first caucus or primary, I have no doubt that Richardson was joking here.