The Democrats Should Pick This Man For Vice-President

I’m listening to 10 wonderful hours of Christmas music provided to me by good buddy Fred Hembeck. It reminded me of all the things I still want to do this holiday season: listen to these tunes, write a Three Kings Letter, connect the scanner, and post some things I promised myself I’d post.

To that end, the person I want the Democrats to pick is, in fact, the person I wanted John Kerry to pick instead of John Edwards. Since no one really runs for Vice-President (except maybe Dick Cheney), I don’t even know if he wants the job.

I want Bill Richardson of New Mexico.


One of the things I feared that Bush/Cheney would do in 2004, and they did, was to point to John Edwards’ lack of experience in international dealings. (That and the John/John remarks.) Bill Richardson has been U.S. Ambassador to the UN and Energy Secretary, as sell as New Mexico governor.

It would be disingenuous to ignore the fact that he is Hispanic. Regardless of that, he is well-qualified for the job, and would be an asset to the ticket.

Now, I don’t know if Russ Feingold even likes Bill Richardson. Moreover, I’ve learned that Richardson has Presidential aspirations himself.

I want Feingold on the top of the ticket because he’s more aligned with my positions that Richardson is. Still, Bill Richardson as Presidential candidate would be more palatable than some of the other names knocking about.