Archive for the ‘Bill Richardson’ Category

New Addition to the Richardson Netroots

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Please welcome Matt Crawford and Ohio for Richardson to the family, and if you live in Ohio, go give it a read and participate in the conversation in your state.

“The Best We May Ever Have Been Offered”

Monday, July 9th, 2007

N.G. Mulvihill wrote the Des Moines Register a letter to express his/her support for Governor Richardson.

I had the opportunity to see Bill Richardson, the Democratic candidate for president, speak at Drake. I was so impressed I attended the opening of his campaign office.

This is a rare man of integrity and honesty. Everyone needs to look at this guy and listen to what he has to say; he speaks with such sincerity and truthfulness. His answers to so many of the issues that the candidates are talking about are just common sense and his experience may be the best that any candidate has ever had for this office.

He is the real deal. He is what we all say we want. When people say they can’t believe “these candidates are the best America has to offer,” I’m telling you, this man is the best we may ever have been offered. [emphasis mine]

Here is your opportunity.

- N.G. Mulvihill,

Des Moines

Hat tip to Alison McCauley of D.C. for Richardson. 

July 4th Video from New Hampshire

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Rumor has it that Governor Richardson was almost kicked out of one of the July 4th parades because he was shaking too many hands (isn’t that what candidates do?).

Check out this great video:

Democratic Primary Poll 2008 “July Poll” VOTE NOW

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Show your support for Governor Richardson by voting for him in the poll below.

Bill Richardson and NY Times Editorial on Withdrawing from Iraq

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Earlier today the New York Times published an editorial calling on the Bush Administration to withdraw our forces from Iraq:

Continuing to sacrifice the lives and limbs of American soldiers is wrong. The war is sapping the strength of the nation’s alliances and its military forces. It is a dangerous diversion from the life-and-death struggle against terrorists. It is an increasing burden on American taxpayers, and it is a betrayal of a world that needs the wise application of American power and principles. A majority of Americans reached these conclusions months ago.

This is a significant development in the effort to end our occupation of Iraq.  In reading the editorial, I was struck by how similar the editorial is with Governor Richardson’s plan for Iraq.  Governor Richardson has the experience and expertise to lead the diplomatic offensive that will be necessary when we withdraw our troops to seek stability and peace in the region. 

I highly doubt that U.S. forces will be removed from Iraq prior January 2009.  Despite the November 2006 elections, we have seen an increase in the number of U.S. forces deployed in Iraq.  For an excellent summary of the disaster the Iraq War has been, and the failure of President Bush and his administration to provide leadership, I encourage everyone to watch the recent Frontline documentary entitled “Endgame.”