Right. Chelsea's clearyl wrong at this time on the age issue and she may never be right. There are better qualified people in NY. It's not like we have a shortgage of good people who can step in there. That said, I don't get this "Committment to public service" argument. We've got plenty of people in Congress from both parties who didn't have that.
He's done an excellent job as AG to date. he's been the leader on the Auction Rate securities investigation. Is he a publicity hound? Sure. Most politicians are. I would prefer others (Valezquez is my fav., Lowey, Hinchey, maybe even Bryon Brown, Buffalo Mayor) But I'd have no problems with Cuomo. Chelsea's a fine, intelligent woman, but even if she were old enough, he appointment at this time would be silly.
I doubt it. Velazquez is a latina and condiered an up an coming politician. Lowey's old news. Plus, this might soften the blow to the latino community if they feel slighted by Richardson not getting Sec of state.
"The Kennedy family was a single genreation of brothers"?
Not quite. Their grandfather, Honey Fitz, was a legendary Mayor of Boston. Joe Kennedy III was a member of Congress. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was LT governor of Maryland. Patrick Kennedy is an incumbent Congressman today.
like most things have good aspects and bad ones. They've done some great things in the past and have had a hand in fighting for just about every improvement in the workplace over the past century. They are still needed in many industries. However, they do have a tendence to reward complacency, protect those who really don't deserve protection and to drive up wages way beyond what they are actually worth.
Ok. That sounds reasonsable. As I have said, Richardson looks great on paper, but to me, he seems to be one of those people who chronically underperforms. I dont think he'd be a disaster, and if he were nominated, I would support him
Personally, I dont think there's much correlation between running a campaign with one specific goal and a finite deadline and a permanent agency with mulitipe agendas. That it is a letigimate thing to look at. At least Clinton recognized some failures and did improve things (ie. bouncing back in NH after the Iowa disaster, stopping her free fall in the polls, winning some major states, bring back Maggie Williams and dumping Solis Doyle and sideling Penn). Richardson's didn't do anything correctly that I can see. Heck, he didn't even pay attention to some debate questions. I don't think that speaks well of him.