Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New Website and a Group

Hello, There! Sorry you have heard so little from me lately. I have been really busy with various things. While the posts may be back for this week, after that I will warn you that I will be out of town, so it will be mid-June before a frequent schedule resumes.

Anyway, on to what I wanted to tell you about: The newly relaunched website of Richardson for President. It has a lot of interesting new features that encourage social networking and interaction, including a groups feature.

There is also an officialVirginia for Richardson Group that you might want to join to keep up to date and probably go to some meetups. These kind of groups are so important for mobilizing support as the election gets close, so join up today and volunteer.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Job Interview

I reccomend you check out the new Richardson ads, available on YouTube. They make a point supporters already know well, but in a way that should make you chuckle.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Debate Tag Clouds put together a neat thing where they made "tag clouds" of words said by candidates during the debates. Fun to look at.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Did You Watch The Debate?

This morning, everybody seems to be talking about last night's Democratic candidate debate in South Carolina. Did you get to see it? What did you think of the performances?

In case you missed it, I like the live blogging done by the New York Time's political blog, The Caucus. For the video-inclined, this YouTube user is uploading the whole thing in chunks for you to watch (which, if I were you, I would try to do before MSNBC finds out).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Immigration Address

In a comment on yesterday, I was asked if I could find a video where Bill Richardson speaks regarding immigration. I was able to find this video of him speaking on the issue at Georgetown University in December.

I hope this helps!

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Ads Begin!

Richardson is the first candidate to go on the air with tv spots for Iowa and New Hampshire - and you, thanks to the glorious internet!

View them on YouTube: "Life's Work" and "The Wall"

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Identity Politics?

The Politico blogger Ben Smith reports that a recent survey of Latino voters about the 08 race:

Also, the pollster reports what I think is some serious room for growth for Richardson: less than half of Latinos know there's a Hispanic in the race, and only a quarter know it's Richardson.

This raises a couple of questions for me: First, how can we reach out to more people and tell them about the governor's story and background? Second, what will be the role of minority status play out in this year?

I feel divided on this issue. On the one hand, I am proud and excited to see a race that "looks like America" (sort of) with several groups represented. On the other hand, I hope this is the last time we have to talk about this - in the future, I would wish for an electorate/media that focused on what was inside. (On the third hand, however, I must acknowledge that personal experiences do play a big formative role and they are inevitably colored by one's overlapping group memberships...)