Richadson, could he become the next president?

I had the chance to shake Candidate Bill Richardson’s hand during his visit to Nashville. “Ayudame Cab…” , he told me using a friendly expression among Mexican guys (you need to understand the culture)

Bill Richardson, an American strong with no short experience in the government dealings and a promoter of diplomacy to finish the problem in Iraq. Could he be next president of the United States of America?


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  1. Now the question is if Richardson will influence Hispanics voters to vote for Senator and Democrat nominee for president, Barack Obama.
    A latino wrote,”Those watching Univision, the Spanish-language network, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, witnessed a historic event. This was the first time that a Spanish-language network sponsored a presidential debate.

    Having observed Latino politics in Iowa for the last 14 years, this event represents the increasing potency of the Latino vote.

    However, not all candidates are taking advantage of this opportunity, and some are philosophically against it. On the Democratic side, all the major candidates were present.

    But Republicans did not have such a forum on Univision because only Sen. John McCain was willing to participate in a similar event. This signals a reversal from the strategy of George W. Bush when he was a candidate.

    In 2000, I thought that George Bush had the most effective outreach to Latinos in Iowa. He had a full-time staff person devoted to Latino issues and building a Latino base in Iowa. That may not be enough for Latinos like myself to vote for him, but that effort does carry weight with many Latino voters.

    Bush, after all, won 48 percent of the Latino vote when he last ran for governor in Texas. I am not sure any Republican candidate can even approach this sort of support in this election from Latinos nationwide.

    This year, the most vigorous outreach to Latinos I have witnessed is that of Sen. Barack Obama. He has a full-time staff person, Joan Kato, devoted to building a Latino network of supporters. Sen. Obama’s Latino advisory committee includes powerful voices in the Latino community in Iowa.

    Although the total proportion of Latino voters in Iowa is still small, one cannot evade the fact that Latinos now outnumber farmers in Iowa. No one will be able to ignore the Latino vote in this election cycle, especially in key states, such as California, Florida, and Texas.

    In the present election cycle, Latinos in Iowa may make a difference in a close race in some areas with high Latino populations (e.g., Muscatine, Denison, Storm Lake, Perry, Marshalltown) if voting registration drives are successful.

    Although the presidential forum focused a lot on immigration issues, I support Sen. Obama because, in addition to having sensible plans on many Latino issues, he was against the Iraq War from the start.

    Opposition to the Iraq war showed me that Sen. Obama’s wisdom and courage was more potent than all of the experience of those seasoned politicians who voted for this costly and unwise human disaster that disproportionately affects the lives of the poor and the marginalized in this country and in Iraq.

    Like many Latinos, I am interested in a candidate who makes an effort to reach out to Latinos. But that is just the first step. At the end of the race, I will vote for the candidate who addresses all the major aspects of my life as an American and as a citizen of an increasingly dangerous world. Sen. Obama is that candidate.”

    Hector Avalos

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