Bill Richardson To Be First Half-Latino President!
New Mexico guv Bill Richardson has successfully destroyed Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Warmonger Clinton and will now run for president.
Yes, he has some minor political problems -- unspecified bimbo-itis, lied about baseball, confusing/forgotten Los Alamos stuff and everything else you'll kindly add to the comments. But Richardson's a surprisingly good candidate, which we'll put in one of those bullet-point lists everybody loves so much, after the jump.
* He's half-Mexican and speaks Spanish.
* Latinos now outnumber blacks in the United States.
* Western governor.
* For 23 of the past 27 years, governors have been president.
* UPDATE: We tried to forget about Carter again. For 27 of the past 31 years, governors have been president.
* For 15 of those years, Western governors have been president.
* Congressman, governor, Energy secretary, UN ambassador, yet basically unknown/fresh to the general dumb voter.
* Actually a talented politician.
* Ran the DGA and almost ran the DNC, so knows the machine.
* Born in California, raised in Mexico and Boston -- he's got the local angle everywhere but the South, which could be fixed with Edwards on the ticket as veep.
* Somehow just got a cease-fire in Darfur and gets sent to North Korea by Bush to calm Lil' Kim.
* No war support vote to worry about.
* Actually coherent on the get-out-of-Iraq plan, because it's the Baker-Hamilton plan and he understands how to make it work with Syria and Iran.
* Old enough to make Edwards and Obama look like kids, yet young enough to make McCain look like a crazy old man.
What if Richardson was president? [Hardball]