Thursday, January 10, 2008

Richardson Ends Bid

AP reported New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals' star power.
Initially Richardson was the only Democrat I thought I could support. He was a governor, and thus had experience dealing with a legislature, something none of the other candidates had (just because you are a senator does not mean you are qualified to be President, no matter what all 100 senators think), and he also had some very extensive foreign policy experience. But he screwed up by thinking the way to distinguish himself from the rest of the pack was to be even more AntiWar than the rest of them were. So good bye Bill. The only two senators with any real experience, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, have already left, so the Democratic Party is left with three senators who have not held that office long enough to have gotten any real experience, and a nut case (Kucinich).
Richardson planned to announce the decision Thursday, according to two people close to the governor with knowledge of the decision. They spoke on a condition of anonymity in advance of the governor's announcement.

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