There’s an interesting article on Salon.com today about Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson, still my favorite candidate, for a number of reasons. It’s not an entirely positive article; there is mention of his apparent bumbling in front of Tim Russert on Meet the Press, and the fact that he has changed his mind (or his rhetoric) on a number of things lately. But personally, I’d like a real human for President, someone who can admit they are wrong when they are and doesn’t take cronyism to unbelievable extremes.
Check out the Editor’s Choice comments below the article as well. There is a discussion of Richardson’s possible emergence as a VP candidate, which considering his lagging behind Clinton, Obama and Edwards, might be his best shot.
I still believe Richardson is the sort of candidate who can unite Americans, who will appeal to enough Conservatives that he will actually be able to get stuff done. It seems he could even gather consensus about getting out of Iraq, or universal health care, issues that no matter what, will require the backing of Democrats and RepublicasBut he’s still liberal in many reasonable, workable ways. He’s gotten a lot accomplished in New Mexico, and his foreign policy experience is hard to beat.
You never know what will happen in the next year, whether one of the major candidates will blunder badly enough to take themselves out of the race, giving Richardson a chance, or whether he will become an excellent ticket companion. Hmm… Obama-Richardson, or maybe, Gore-Richardson? Whew, now that is kind of exciting.