Friday, November 17, 2006

The Fix Thoughts on 2008

Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post has posted some thoughts on 2008 at The Fix, in response to a chat he held online. Here is what he said about Bill Richardson:

On paper, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be the most impressive candidate in the Democratic 2008 field. He has been a congressman, cabinet secretary, ambassador and governor -- a resume that few in elected office can match. Plus, Richardson is Hispanic, which, in the eyes of many party strategists, gives him a unique ability to speak to this increasingly influential voting bloc. So why isn't Richardson a frontrunner for his party's nod? Put simply: Discipline -- or lack thereof. To Richardson's credit, he has ridden his large personality to considerable political success, but real questions remain as to whether he can stand up to intense national media scrutiny that would come with a White House bid. For now, I have Richardson ranked No. 5 on The Fix's presidential Line.

Memo to Chris: 2008 isn't here yet, and it remains to be seen if any of the candidates can stand up to the intense national scrutiny that comes with a White House Bid. So if you're being a fair, impartial journalist, shouldn't Bill Richardson get the benefit of the doubt. He should be higher in your rankings.

Npte to Readers: I did submit this last paragraph as a comment on The Fix. We'll see if Chris Cillizza has any response.


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