Bill Richardson Moving Up from Second Tier?

Chris Bowers looks at various indicators and concludes that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson “might be slowly migrating out of the so-called ‘second tier.'”

Slowly, indeed. (It’s a good thing he can migrate, though, as there’s no way a swallow could carry him. It’s a simple question of weight ratios.) Still, the Democratic field is too crowded with Senators. At some point, a governor will likely emerge as a major contender. Given the lack of competition in that category, it may well be Richardson.

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  1. Ugh says:

    What about two swallows?

  2. James Joyner says:

    What about two swallows?

    I hadn’t considered that possibility.

  3. Richardson’s a solid candidate. If the Democrats are smart, they’ll give him a look.

  4. Dave Schuler says:

    Of the present Democratic field, Richardson is my favorite (even though I disagree with him on Iraq). He’s got the best resume for the job.

  5. African swallows or European swallows?

    P.S. I agree Richardson’s a solid candidate. So he’s probably doomed.

  6. rob M says:

    two swallows? how would they carry him?