Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson remains convinced he’s the most gay-friendly candidate out there. The New Mexico Governor tells Washington Blade:
I, by far, have the best record, not just the record of voting right but of pushing for gay and GLBT legislation throughout my career as a congressman and as a governor, particularly as a governor. I believe I have the most far-reaching legislative record in a red state than any other governor. In fact, I think New Mexico and New York are considered the most pro gay-lesbian states in terms of rights simply because I’ve taken leadership positions and not just supported them.
I’ve got the strongest record and the gay civil rights community should, in my judgment, support me, not because I have the best position papers or give the best speeches but what I’ve done as a governor to advance the legislation, and that I would champion this legislation.
So, readers, think Richardson deserves your electoral love?
Lone Ranger and Tonto
Bill Richardson is half-Hispanic and gay affirming. Go figure !!!!
This guy is not too bright, and he is running to be Hillary’s VP.
yeah, had a friend who worked with him…and said he was amazingly dumb.
I lived in Albuquerque when he was mayor there, and I thought he was brilliant. And it is true, he does have the best record on gay issues of any candidate. It isn’t just words he’s spouting to take in our dollars, he can actually back it up. With certain others, you know they’ll turn on us the moment they face any opposition at all (just like her husband did).
Didn’t anybody besides me see Visible Vote 08 on LOGO? In front of an entire GLBT audience, he couldn’t answer the question as to whether or not being gay is a choice! And that wasn’t his only mess up, the entire time he spoke he made little sense, in my opinion, and most of what he said sounded like it was all talk.
Yes, Double, Bill accidentally said what he was thinking, that it’s a choice. He later recanted, clearly after somebody gave him the memo that no, it’s not a choice. Yes, Todd, Bill has clearly been running for VP, specifically Hillary’s VP.
Proof that Bill’s straight? The mail-order wig. No gay guy in the world would be caught dead in that.
Cough up the data – does he really have a strong track record on actually getting bills passed? That would impress me more than all kinds of smooth talk, and would more than make up for fumbling on logo.
He’s still not one of my top choices, for prez or vp. I really can’t see him as a match with Hillary or Obama.
Two things: if you really care about who your next president is, rather than read this tiny snippet of the article, take time to read the whole article in The Blade here: http://www.washblade.com/2007/12-21/news/national/11760.cfm
Richardson really has passed a great deal of gay/transgender supporting legislation in New Mexico (a traditionally Red state). Congress was unable to even get a hate crimes bill passed!
Second, that ain’t no wig…it’s his real hair! Hey, I’ll be glad to have as much when I’m 60! lol
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