He is smart, capable, and experienced. He understands foreign policy and international relations. He is probably the most well-rounded candidate running so far.
Everyone knows when you sign up for Meet the Press, Tim Russert is going to focus on every contradictory statement you've ever made. You need to be prepared for that.
When Russert (or anyone) asks you about why your statement today is different from your statement two years ago, you have to give a decisive answer. When shown two different statements and asked if you've changed your mind, you need to say YES, I've changed my mind because _______. Slipping and sliding and somersaulting around is not the way to go.
When the mother of an Iraq casualty is mad at you, give her the benefit of the doubt and back off. Be crisp and clear. Don't verbally meander.
If my state's primary were held tomorrow, I'd vote for Richardson. I wish he'd learn to help himself a little more on national television.
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