10 January 2008

Richardson Bows Out

Gov. Bill Richardson (Democrat-NM) will bow out of his party's nominating contests, according to the Associated Press. It seems the impressive resume of the former congressman-turned-United Nations Ambassador-turned Energy Secretary-turned-freelance global negotiator was no match to the star power of Hillary, Obama, and Edwards.

His failure to gain traction was due, I think, to his personality. Despite his international stature, Richardson never really figured out how to pump his own credentials and came off looking like a buffoon.

He's not a buffoon and would make a superb vice-presidential nominee or cabinet member.