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Friday, July 02, 2004

Richardson is Really, Really Out

Posted by DavidNYC

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is truly, finally, absolutely, genuinely, really out of the running for the VP nod - he just sent a letter to Kerry specifically saying he could not accept an offer. Richardson was my favorite in large part for his ability to help us with several important swing states - NM, of course, but also NV, AZ and CO. And he probably even had the potential to help woo Hispanic voters outside the Southwest as well.

Anyhow, I don't think any other potential VP candidate out there offers our ticket such a broad potential swath of swing-state support. Sure, Vilsack might help us keep Iowa, but that's just one state. And I don't believe Gephardt can do very much to help us win Missouri. So I'm now hoping for Edwards, largely because he is an appealing figure - he's articulate, energetic, pretty charismatic and certainly telegenic. In any event, we'll find out soon, maybe as early as Tuesday.

(Via Political Wire.)

Posted at 12:17 PM in New Mexico | Technorati


I'm from New Mexico and very glad that Richardson will not be the VP candidate. One of the first things he did when he took office was to look for tax cuts which jeopardized our fiscal health. While he did not grant them to the wealthiest, like Bush did, Richardson bullied his budget through the legislature over the protests of state reps who had legitimate concerns about the fiscal advisability. And then there's the whole Wen Ho Lee debacle which I am certain the Republicans would throw in his face at every opportunity (perhaps deservedly so).

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