Thursday, January 25, 2007
Me gusta Bill Richardson
Thank (brace yourself) God.
Bill Richardson for President.
America for Bill Richardson.
Hey, the past two presidents have been former governors of states neighboring Oklahoma. Third time is the charm!
Bill and Obama.
After "W" that would confuse the hell out of the rest of the world.
(Probably would confuse quite a few Americans as well)
What say you, Drlobojo?
His advantages are numerous.
He is a Mexican-American who was born in California but raised for 13 years in Mexico but has also been the Govenor of a State that has greatly suffered from the wieght of illegal immigration. Only a person of his ilk can walk the tightrope that leads to real immigration reform.
He was the Secretary of Energy under Clinton and is well versed in oil and alternative fuel technology and politics.
He was our Ambassador to the United Nations and is familiar with the backdoors and hidden agendas of that organization.
He has met face to face with numerous world leaders including those in Iran, North Korea, and China. He has been a hostage negotiator and a treaty maker.
His grandfather and father were "naturalist" so his bent towards the evironment would be positive.
He spent his highschool years in Boston at the heart of the American Bhramin tradition. His wife is of that world.
He was "almost" a good enough baseball player in high school and Tufts to do it professionally. That means he knows how to play the low slow game to the end and to victory.
He spent 14 years in the House. He knows what getting a bill through Congress means and how that place works.
In short he is the hybrid-American that can work "pragmatically" at the local, national, and world wide level.
No, he doesn't walk on water, but he knows where the rocks are just below the surface and to step on them.
After the party figures out that Hillary is unelectable, or worse would be elected with only the slimest of margins and thus prolong this American split. After the realize the Obamma is not yeat ready and Edwards is old news now. They will in the end turn to Richardson.
Espesciually this: "Only a person of his ilk can walk the tightrope that leads to real immigration reform."
But, what about Biden? I LIKE Biden. He was my first choice in '88. ... I think he's too plainspoken.
"A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the U.S. state of Delaware. Delaware is well known as a corporate haven, and thus, over 50% of US publicly-traded corporations and 58% of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in the state ..." (Wikipedia)
Isn't that like complaining that, say, Jesse Jackson Jr. is a tool of Chicago's South Side for representing its interests?
I want reps to rep their constituencies but be able to compromise with others who are repping their constituencies, all without wrecking the country.
However, these are my Democrats, and organization, planning, and stealth, are not among our party qualities.