Remember Richardson's interesting scriptural and Constitutional analysis?
"Iowa, for good reason, for constitutional reasons, for reasons related to the Lord, should be the first caucus and primary."
Well, don't sweat it too much. It was just a pander.
"That was an off-the-cuff comment about the importance of Iowa. This was an Iowa crowd — I'm trying to score points, I'm moving up in the polls. So I don't consider that a mistake — that was an off-the-cuff comment, and I stand very strongly behind the fact that Iowa and New Hampshire should be first."
You know, he's better than this -- his solid record confirms that -- but the national stage is clearly not for him. He's clearly ill-prepared for it.
There's a nice Senate race just begging for his entrance in New Mexico. His style is clearly a great fit for his state, and it deserves non-senile, non-corrupt representation in the Senate. I know it's just a pipe dream, but I'm losing respect for Richardson the longer he remains in this presidential race. And as the highest-profile Latino in American government, I'd rather that not happen.
p.s. With 5,760 responses so far, you guys have decided that this Iowa pander is bigger than his MTP "I'm a fan of both the Yankees and the Red Sox" pander, by a solid 63-36 margin.