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Superman Returns Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:31 AM
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Gov. Bill Richardson: Your thoughts?
Edited on Sun Sep-03-06 12:32 AM by Superman Returns
If Richardson was to run for President in 2008, he would probably have the most experience out of any candidate: Governor, Cabinet Secretary, U.N. Ambassador and a host of other positions. He is also hispanic and can help gain this emerging demographic that largely consists of swing voters. In addition, Richardson is governor of a battleground state and can easily flip it blue and may even have an advantage in carrying other southwest border states.

That being said, I hear hardly anything about Richardson. Back during the 2004 election when his name was mentioned as a possible running mate, many on this board said he had certain skeletons in his closet. Also, some say that he is a DLC'er.

So, would you support this guy for President? Is he progressive enough? Any gripes? Just curious, because I never hear people on DU talk about this guy which is weird considering his resume is Presidential material.

edit: spelling
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:34 AM
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1. I don't know.
My overall view of him is vaguely favorable, but I really haven't heard all that much about him.

If he's considering running in 2008, he needs to get busy creating a national image, and putting his ideas and record into public consciousness.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:35 AM
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2. DLC, which is an instant turnoff to me
Edited on Sun Sep-03-06 12:36 AM by Bluebear
unfortunately...I'm sure he is a good man but I don't see him as a passionate guy.

"Governor Bill Richardson says that he would sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, but only if it had a civil union component that would protect same-sex couples." Hmm.

http://www.kobtv.com/index.cfm?viewer=storyviewer&id=17...
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Taoschick Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:42 AM
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3. So, would you support this guy for President?
No.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:52 AM
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4. Two words: Los Alamos
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1093647,...

I remember that during this scandal he was criticized relentlessly for his involvement in it. If he can overcome Los Alamos, then he could be a strong dark-horse, or at the least on the VP shortlist.
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UWS_DEM Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:57 AM
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5. He's VP material at best
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 08:39 AM
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15. Hi UWS_DEM!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:59 AM
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6. Not a snowball's chance in Hell would I support this asshat
In case you aren't familiar, while DEMOCRATS were trying to verify the voting in New Mexico (and there were some flagrant errors)...he ordered the machines wiped.
There is only one reason anyone would have done that...because he knew they were wrong and he benefitted from it in some way.
He is no better than Lieberman.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:05 AM
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8. DITTO !!!
What Horse said!!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:43 AM
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11. DITTO !!!

What discerning said!!

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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 02:13 AM
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14. DITTO !!!
What Wilms said!!
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:00 AM
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7. A big thumbs down from me
As others have noted he is dlc. He would be a giant step backwards for the Democratic Party.
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iamtechus Donating Member (868 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:11 AM
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9. Wen Ho Lee
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:42 AM
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10. Lee who was shackled and denied visitors while sitting in prison....
while a certain Richardson was busy covering his own ass.

Richardson wouldn't last in a presidential race but for a nanosecond.....and he knows it!
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:44 AM
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12. Blech If he wants to be a governor or even a Senator, fine -- but...
no way for president. He's DLC Centist all the way.
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Chango Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:46 AM
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13. Good VP choice
eom
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 08:42 AM
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16. he rushed 2004 vote thru when we know there was theft. too
obvious. i want to know why. won't support him until i hear him talk about that
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 09:23 AM
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17. He looks like Aunt Bee-would run as VP like Joementum
Somebody above said he lacks passion----BINGO!!!1 Anybody who kisses Don sL-IMUS's ass is too namby pamby. We need a PIT BULL STREET FIGHTER in the VP slot.
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 09:38 AM
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18. I've always thought he was smarmy
and I see quite a bit of him because I get a couple of news stations from Albuquerque. If I didn't know anything about him and saw one of his recent campaign ads, I'd assume he's a Republican.
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