2008 Bill Richardson Wants To Bring America Together By Sleeping In Your Living Room
posted by November 27 at 14:00 PMon
Posted By Ryan S. Jackson
Welcome to Iowa, the magic electoral land where the populist and the totally creepy intersect: Easily eclipsing John Edwards’s decision to merely live in Iowa while running for president, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will actually come to stay the night with you. When elected, Richardson and his proposed Justice League of bipartisan cabinet secretaries will encamp in your living room and get to the bottom of what ails rural America.
Via the Des Moines Register:
He said he would bring Americans together by appointing a Cabinet of Democrats, Republicans and independents. In addition, he would spend nights in the homes of average Americans and would meet with them individually to hear their concerns.
“I would stay in touch. I would be a grass-roots president,” Richardson told about 50 people at the Ringgold County Courthouse in southern Iowa.
While the majority of America may never see a presidential candidate even visit their state before the nomination is decided, 50 people in rural Iowa bask in the prospect of a highly respected governor promising to bring over his sleeping bag and discuss your problems over microwave pizza-rolls.
The system works.