Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Under my Radar: Bill Richardson

Let me preface this by saying that as recently as August 2006 I was reading the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Guardian EVERY DAY and watching CNN near constantly. So I got a little burned out and pulled away from the world for a bit. And I can't afford cable and the local news doesn't talk much about anything beyond a 10 mile radius. So that's not a very good excuse. There is such a thing as NPR and the Internet, and I should have stayed aware, but I will try to remedy that now.
Anyways, in my previous one political post, I discussed three candidates for the Democratic nomination- Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Rudy Gulianni. Of those three, I identified the most with Obama. This has not changed. However, there is a fourth possibility that I did not consider: Bill Richardson, the current Governor of New Mexico. This man is more than qualified. I mean, he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times. I like that he takes stronger stances on the issues. I am waiting to make a more final judgement until I learn more about his record in New Mexico and his past relationship with the Pueblos there.
So far: a conversation with Bill Richardson on Indian Country Today.
Stay tuned,


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