Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New and improved Missouri for Richardson group

Earlier this week Gov. Bill Richardson officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States and launched a new web site allowing supporters to connect to one another more easily. Please join the Missouri for Richardson group by clicking here.

At the group site you can also find an updated Missouri for Richardson blog. Please visit the new and improved RichardsonforPresident.com today.

4 Comments:

At 2:54 AM, Blogger --Blue Girl said...

Hello - I just found you from the netroots site. I am in Kansas City. You?

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Richardson for President is censoring blog postings from people who are asking him to help fight child sexual abuse

I am involved in helping a family whose daughter was sexually abused by her grandfather. Her name is Madison and she lives in El Paso, TX. The grandfather is a resident of Hobbs, NM. Judge William A. McBee of the Fifth Judicial District Court for Chaves, Eddy & Lea Counties in New Mexico recently awarded the grandfather unsupervised visitation with Madison, against the advice of Madison's therapist, who testified that the grandfather had, indeed, molested Madison. I have launched a campaign to get this decision reversed and to protect Madison.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson advised Madison's father through his staffer, Elizabeth Osorio, that he wouldn't get involved to help Madison because her case is "too complex." Governor Richardson is running for President. How can he be trusted with the multitude of complex issues he would face as our President if the concept of protecting innocent children from pedophiles is "too complex" for him? I posted two blogs on the Richardson for President website, hoping to get some action on behalf of this child. Oh, I got action, all right. THEY DELETED MY BLOGS AND DISABLED MY ACCOUNT. I immediately set up a new account and reposted my comments, but the new blog was deleted and the new account was disabled. This has not only happened to me, but to several other users, as well, all for posting comments on this topic.

Here are the deleted blogs and disabled accounts:
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/akbooher
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/annebooher
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/amiedavis
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/amycaudillo
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/candicetschauner
http://action.richardsonforpresident.com/page/community/blog/mistyperkins

Please look into this. It's bad enough that Richardson isn't interested in helping protect a five year-old child that was sexually molested in his state, but now he's trying to censor those of us who DO want to help. This is NOT anyone who should ever be the president of this great nation.

Thank you,
Anne Booher

http://www.petitiononline.com/Madison/petition.html
http://www.geocities.com/campaign4madison/C4M.html
akbooher@hotmail.com

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Roger207 said...

Bill Richardson for VP to Barack? Does anyone else think this?

But VP? Second fiddle? behind the throne? Would Bill go for it?

I hope so. Barack needs him and -- as such -- the rest of us do too.

I think Barack should make a move now and ask Bill Richardson to be his running mate.

With a few states left in primary and the race for the nom still close (Feb 11, 2008) , Barack has the opportunity to bring aboard a person aboard who can advise him well on things where he has no experience. This will add experience to his charisma. A 1-2 punch. As an added bonus, he's Latino. Politically -- bold -- but a good move for the nation.



Here's why I think what I do: Former presidents give a lesson. . . .


Kennedy: Wonderfully Charismatic. Made some pretty big mistakes. Got shot in a scary era. Perhaps an older leader behind him might have guided him better?

Was Johnson on JFK's side - or just a good move politically? After JFK was gone, he extended the war in Vietnam for a LONG time! Perhaps had Kennedy chosen a guy like Hubert Humphrey, who had the leadership skills which Bill Richardson now does, perhaps we'd not have had as much war in the 60s and 70s.

Nixon: Great internationally.Lousy locally. This is important.
I've been for Bill all along. He's a steady leader with worldly experience and a good set of values. He's led his state through some hard times and been successful in a lot of ways. Now -- he just needs to not emulate Nixon in every other way. Barack needs this on his side.

Skip to W.
We always knew W was bad news -- because he'd been Gov of Texas. We all saw his track record. The problem with Barack is that we have not seen his record --- he's not been in charge. I think we could easily be getting into another mess -- but this time we'd not know it because he's the new guy: never been tested -- kind of like Jimmy Carter (kind of weak as a President, but GREAT afterwards).

Finally -- what we learned from Bill Clinton :
Be honest with yourself and your constituents. Don't pretend that you can fool anyone just by saying what you think they want to hear -- you'll get busted eventually. We all knew Bill was a lousy cheater. But -- if he'd said, "Yep, you got me. And it's between me and my family." Then where would the world be.

If Barack could be genuine and say, "I'm aware that my team would be improved by having Bill Richardson on the ticket," I'd be very impressed.



For those of us who look at politicians and see unbridled arrogance, this move would give us courage that perhaps Barack isn't just another top official who's so wrapped up in his own campaign that he'll say or do anything to avoid looking bad. He actually cares about doing the job well. . . imagine that!

I also think that there's a severe disconnect between those who are good at campaigning and those who govern effectively. If Barack could say that Bill would help him lead -- it would focus voter attention on who'd do on the job well next January -- instead of worrying about the fluctuations of the hourly polls.

OK -- chime in and send the message to Barack!

Cheers,

~ Roger S. Duncan
Independent voter and proud American from Maine
former student at MIzzou!

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Roger207 said...

Bill Richardson for VP to Barack? Does anyone else think this?

But VP? Second fiddle? behind the throne? Would Bill go for it?

I hope so. Barack needs him and -- as such -- the rest of us do too.

I think Barack should make a move now and ask Bill Richardson to be his running mate.

With a few states left in primary and the race for the nom still close (Feb 11, 2008) , Barack has the opportunity to bring aboard a person aboard who can advise him well on things where he has no experience. This will add experience to his charisma. A 1-2 punch. As an added bonus, he's Latino. Politically -- bold -- but a good move for the nation.



Here's why I think what I do: Former presidents give a lesson. . . .


Kennedy: Wonderfully Charismatic. Made some pretty big mistakes. Got shot in a scary era. Perhaps an older leader behind him might have guided him better?

Was Johnson on JFK's side - or just a good move politically? After JFK was gone, he extended the war in Vietnam for a LONG time! Perhaps had Kennedy chosen a guy like Hubert Humphrey, who had the leadership skills which Bill Richardson now does, perhaps we'd not have had as much war in the 60s and 70s.

Nixon: Great internationally.Lousy locally. This is important.
I've been for Bill all along. He's a steady leader with worldly experience and a good set of values. He's led his state through some hard times and been successful in a lot of ways. Now -- he just needs to not emulate Nixon in every other way. Barack needs this on his side.

Skip to W.
We always knew W was bad news -- because he'd been Gov of Texas. We all saw his track record. The problem with Barack is that we have not seen his record --- he's not been in charge. I think we could easily be getting into another mess -- but this time we'd not know it because he's the new guy: never been tested -- kind of like Jimmy Carter (kind of weak as a President, but GREAT afterwards).

Finally -- what we learned from Bill Clinton :
Be honest with yourself and your constituents. Don't pretend that you can fool anyone just by saying what you think they want to hear -- you'll get busted eventually. We all knew Bill was a lousy cheater. But -- if he'd said, "Yep, you got me. And it's between me and my family." Then where would the world be.

If Barack could be genuine and say, "I'm aware that my team would be improved by having Bill Richardson on the ticket," I'd be very impressed.



For those of us who look at politicians and see unbridled arrogance, this move would give us courage that perhaps Barack isn't just another top official who's so wrapped up in his own campaign that he'll say or do anything to avoid looking bad. He actually cares about doing the job well. . . imagine that!

I also think that there's a severe disconnect between those who are good at campaigning and those who govern effectively. If Barack could say that Bill would help him lead -- it would focus voter attention on who'd do on the job well next January -- instead of worrying about the fluctuations of the hourly polls.

OK -- chime in and send the message to Barack!

Cheers,

~ Roger S. Duncan
Independent voter and proud American from Maine

 

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