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
"Plus I'm Hispanic," he said. "Did you know that?"

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.
If you are interested in Richardson, this article has a lot of good information about his history and upbringing. Give it a look-see.

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