The results of 159 years of Hispanic assimilation in
MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to immigration. Last week this is what all the newspapers said. “The Senate’s compromise immigration bill is forcing the presidential candidates to confront a divisive issue. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson praised the bill. ‘This legislation makes a good start” towards “re-securing our Southern border.’” A few days later this headline appeared. “Hispanic presidential hopeful confronts immigration debate. On Wednesday
GOV. RICHARDSON: Well, no, this is what happened. I was announcing for president, and the day before, I saw a summary of a bill that had been proposed in the Senate. ... The bill is then presented, and I read it the next day, and it contained some problems.
He realized after reading the the 300+ page bill that his initial reaction had been wrong? What a flip-flopper!
(Of course, I don't actually believe
MR. RUSSERT: But let’s go through the resume a little bit. First, there’s governor of
GOV. RICHARDSON: Well, Tim, let me just say that we’ve made enormous progress in all of those areas. [More]
He's been governor for five whole years and he hasn't yet turned turn New Mexicans into Minnesotans? What a loser!
The press is obsessed with political horse races and bored with long-term realities. Yet, the pervasive, unchanging mediocrity of
Despite being one of the four