View Full Version : Richardson looks good for 08.

stefan segal
02-03-2007, 01:06 PM
The article supports what I felt about Richardson...Just what we need now:)



Richardson Touts Unique Qualifications

Feb 03 10:32 AM US/Eastern

Associated Press Writer

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- It's been said that Bill Richardson would negotiate with the devil. And by some definitions, he has _ several times.
New Mexico's Democratic governor has bartered with some of the most notorious rulers of modern times: Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Yugoslavia's Slobodan Milosevic, Cuba's Fidel Castro, Kenya's Daniel Arap Moi, Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko, Nigeria's Sani Abacha and most recently, Sudan's Omar al-Bashir. Richardson has compared himself to Red Adair, renowned for his ability to put out erupting oil well fires.

He has done this work on his own ambition as an influential U.S. citizen, but usually without an official imprimatur from the government. Now he is trying to use his freelance diplomacy, combined with his state executive experience, to show he has unique qualifications in his run for the presidency.

Richardson has more international experience than just about anyone else in the 2008 field. The 59-year-old was ambassador to the United Nations in the Clinton administration, served on the intelligence committee during his 14 years in the House and has done international work from his perch as a small-state governor.

Richardson's most recent trip came last month at the request of the Save Darfur Coalition, which sent him to Sudan to try to help bring an end to the four-year-old war. The governor was persistent, straightforward, friendly and above all relentless in his determination to emerge promoting progress.

02-03-2007, 11:46 PM
YO Stefan,most all honestly all I have read or heard about Sen.Richardson,(including his fuck you I'll do it myself...style)has been in a positive vein,out spoken,and straight to the point(rare among Diplomats)not afraid of stepping on a few toes,or of negetive responces to his opinions...I could say more,in his favour but I'll leave that for another time.Good pick imo,as well Stephan.T/C ex