Thursday, April 27, 2006

Strategic Vision 2008 Washington State Poll

Strategic Vision has a new Washington state poll out that currently has Governor Richardson running 8th in our state. Results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in Washington, aged 18+, and conducted April 21-23, 2006. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

Here's what it looks like:

Hillary Clinton 33%
Al Gore 17%
John Edwards 12%
Russ Feingold 9%
John Kerry 9%
Wes Clark 2%
Joe Biden 2%
Bill Richardson 1%
Evan Bayh 1%
Ed Rendell 1%
Tom Vilsack 1%
Barbara Boxer 1%
Mark Warner 1%
Undecided 10%

It's important to note that only Democrats were asked this question, so there is no Republican influence. Also, it's early, so these numbers really don't mean much.

The way I see it, 3 of the people above Richardson (Gore, Edwards and Kerry) are already losers of Presidential bids. Though Edwards hasn't been the Party's nominee he was on the ticket after he lost in the primaries to Kerry. Gore is making his comeback but he's already lost twice. Are Democrats really going to bet on someone who has lost this time around? I don't think so.

Governor Warner was low in this poll presumably from a lack of name recognition, but he was just in Seattle for a fundraiser on Monday night.

Governor Richardson is low in this poll, in my opinion, because Washingtonians don't know him yet. Give it time, and let this blog and Governor Richardson introduce himself to Washington, and I think everyone else will see what I'm seeing. Richardson is the right man for the Presidency in so many ways.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Richardson Gets Positive Review in the Denver Post

The Denver Post had an excellent piece on Governor Richardson last Sunday, making the case for why he should be President.
Richardson has spent a lifetime positioning himself for this moment: He's a Latino at a time when the ethnic group's influence is growing. He's a Westerner as the region is becoming critical to the national strategies of both parties. And he's a powerful governor with impeccable foreign-policy credentials.

It may be the best résumé of any potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, and Richardson knows it.

Read the article, share it with friends, and spread the word. Richardson for President in 2008.

Hat tip to Ian at The Bill Richardson Blog.

Vote for Richardson

Go visit http://rootsprimary.org/index.php and vote for Bill Richardson. When I voted a couple of days ago, he was down near the bottom, but ahead of John Edwards. Now, thanks to people like us, he's rising to the top where he belongs.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Governor Richardson on Face The Nation

Governor Richardson was on CBS' Face the Nation with host Bob Schieffer this morning. The guests were Senator George Allen (R-VA) and Richardson, and the topic was whether or not Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should heed the call of several generals and resign. Governor Richardson also shared his thoughts on Bush's war in Iraq and the situation in Iran. You can find the transcript here.