When Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico comes to town, voters should prepare for some up close and personal campaigning.I really hope he will make an appearance here in Alabama (and somewhere close enough I can go). I'd really love to hear him.
"I'm not a rock star," Richardson told audiences in New Hampshire during his last campaign swing before leading a Bush administration-endorsed diplomatic delegation to North Korea.
And while Richardson is the first to admit he isn't at the level of rival Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., when it comes to bucks or buzz, the governor is banking on his resume and personality to fill in the fundraising gap.
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At town hall meetings, Richardson is prone to brief speeches, taking the majority of time to answer questions from the crowd.
"They want honesty, they want people with passion, they don't want overly controlled candidates, they don't want scripted candidates," said Richardson in between greeting locals.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Wow! An actual story on Richardson
ABC News - Richardson Hopes to Ride Resume, Personality Into White House