Gov. Richardson is a great Democrat, and we welcome him to the presidential arena. If he should win the primary, we will fuly support his efforts. While his announcement likely won't receive the same media coverage given to Sen. Obama, Richardson is a serious candidate who would make a great president.
From the Associated Press:
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson intends to take the initial step toward the Democratic nomination, hoping his extensive resume will fuel an insurgent campaign to become the first Hispanic president.
Richardson plans to announce on Sunday that he will soon file the papers to create a presidential exploratory committee, several officials with knowledge of his plans said Friday. The governor is scheduled to appear on ABC's "This Week."
His entry would make the Democratic race the most diverse presidential contest in history. Beside Richardson's bid to be the first Hispanic chief executive, Sen. Barack Obama would be the first black president and likely candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the first female president.