Tuesday, January 16, 2007

How Obama's Announcement Affects Governor Richardson

Chris Bowers on how Barack Obama’s announcement that he’ll file papers to open an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for President, will affect Governor Richardson:

This is also a shrewd move in that it puts the unannounced candidates in a difficult position for their announcements. Richardson, who in some respects would be the anti-Obama resume candidate, has said he will announce his decision by the end of the month, but now with Obama and Obama speculation everywhere, he will have a difficult time generating a lot of free press should he announce his candidacy.

Hey Chris, have you noticed the media coverage Governor Richardson is getting on his efforts in Sudan? What about North Korea or Iraq? In addition, Governor Richardson is a frequent guest on cable news shows (he was just on CNN’s The Situation Room yesterday). While Barack Obama is hoping his way around the country, and John Edwards is charming his way around the country, Bill Richardson is working to solve problems in hotspots around the world.

As long as Governor Richardson continues exercising his considerable diplomatic and foreign policy skills, Barack Obama and others will not be the only ones in the national media spotlight. And since problems like Iraq, Darfur, and North Korea don’t seem to be going away, Governor Richardson will continue to be counted on for his steady leadership on foreign policy issues, and will still receive his due in the media.


At 3:01 PM, Blogger liberaltruth said...

You are right as usual Ken.

I believe that Obama is going to fizzle out. America is at far too critical a place to elect style over substance.


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