Sorry I’ve been silent on the Bill Richardson “big announcement.” I was snowboarding in Vermont with about a dozen childhood friends and didn’t really have internet access on the big day.
However, I’m not sure it would have mattered if I did. Governor Richardson’s announcement just didn’t seem to generate a lot of buzz and excitement up in that corner of the country. Sure, the Albuquerque Journal gave it a lot of ink, but in Vermont, well, it was an unimpressive entry at best.
Richardson’s got a long way to go, and it doesn’t seem promising that his campaign is already trying to spin his inability to raise the money needed to be competitive on the national stage by claiming that he’s going to run “a grassroots campaign.” Ouch, nothing like making excuses right out of the gate.