That's not a ringing endorsement. Bush did not grow up until 40 years old, unlike Richardson. Bush earned nothing in his life; everything was given to him on a silver spoon.
While I don't have a problem with Richardson, he may be latino but his name sure doesn't sound like it, and this may water down his hispanic appeal as petty as that sounds. It's important for reaching most people who still don't know who he is, or the average voter who doesn't even tune in until a month before the election.
Also, towel snapping and handshake records don't exactly impress me.
One problem is I doubt his ability to even carry his own state. NM has a 2:1 registration advantage of dem vs repub, yet it went red in 2004 and barely blue in 2000.
Carter negotiated the hostage crisis? Oh that's right. His bungling is legendary, particularly the ill-fated rescue mission by delta forces. I suggest you re-read history because Reagan swept Carter thanks mainly to his inept record on foreign policy. Carter's humanitarian efforts came mostly after he was voted out of office. Only in the last 20 years has he begun to redeem himself in the public eye.
Wilson was an open racist, a grandfather of modern neocon ideology, and the League of Nations is a relic of Wilson's failure in domestic politics -- the US never even signing on to the organization it conceived; dooming it. He only deserves credit for leading America in WWI.
It's time to move on. This isn't the industrial age anymore, it's the information age. This isn't a manufacturing based economy anymore, it's a services based one. Outsourcing of jobs is a reality of the new economy and one you're better off getting used to. Adapt and gain the new skills, otherwise be happy with your low paying jobs. Or be left behind.
But I don't think Bush cares because he doesn't have to run again. Two term presidents are the most dangerous. I thought the people would think that through in 2004 before they went to vote. That's the #1 reason I voted for Kerry.
Opposing illegal immigration does not make you or anyone a racist.
I support reforms to help these people who want to come and work in the US to enter legally. We need to increase quotas and expedite the process to allow people to enter the country and earn citizenship the legal way.
Your competitors are breaking the law by hiring illegals. You have a right to be upset about it when you try to compete fairly. Let's help these people register with the system and make sure they get paid fairly.