I'm Not The Only One Saying It
A Rational Animal says it very well too:
I’m always amazed at the level of venom directed at Richardson, as well as the talking heads’ insistence on urging him to stay out of the Presidential race. Consider: The U.S.’s standing around the world is at an all-time low, and domestic policy expertise is clearly insufficient for any 2008 candidate. Of all the putative candidates out there, Richardson is the only one with real, hard-edged, reality-based experience in international diplomacy. And however much the locals may complain about his demeanor, he’s damn good at it - yesterday’s front page led with the fact that he’s now being recruited for the Darfur peace effort. [emphasis mine]
One thing is clear. Someone is going to have to clean up all of the foreign policy debacles George W. Bush has created. Only Bill Richardson has the experience necessary for the United States to regain the respect and admiration of the world community.