"Plus I'm Hispanic," he said. "Did you know that?"If you are interested in Richardson, this article has a lot of good information about his history and upbringing. Give it a look-see.
He was teasing, but it's a real strategic issue for a candidate with a vanilla name. He's convinced that even a lot of Hispanics don't know his background -- that he's the son of an American father and a Mexican mother and spent his childhood in Mexico City until coming to America to start the eighth grade.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Richardson is Hispanic (and several other things he wants you to know about his past)
Via WaPo - The Pro-Familia Candidate: Bill Richardson Plays Up His Mexican Roots