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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bill Richardson Wants To Bring America Together By Sleeping In Your Living Room

posted by on November 27 at 14:00 PM

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.

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Maybe it's a stupid gimmick, but it could also be an effective one. A state governor coming to stay with you? And actually listen to what you think? That's political gold.

Posted by Greg | November 27, 2007 1:49 PM

Do you remember that episode of the Simpsons where Burns runs for governor and goes over for dinner at the Simpson home? With all the press in the dining room? It'll be like that.

Although, if we're lucky, he'll stay in a trailer park.

Posted by Ari Spool | November 27, 2007 2:14 PM

Wait until Guliani offers to give the "average Amercian guy" a blow job. you know, so he can understand what is ailing Americans.

Hillary is going to start to come into people's homes and clean out our toilets so she can learn about our water problems.

I LOVE this sorta shit. It makes politicians look like the whores that they are!

Posted by Just Me | November 27, 2007 2:29 PM

Does anyone at The Stranger remember Jimmy Carter?

Richardson's gimmick isn't exactly the first time a Democratic Governor and Presidential candidate has camped out in living rooms while on the campaign trail.

Posted by Old Democrat | November 27, 2007 2:56 PM

eh, saves money on hotels.

Posted by infrequent | November 27, 2007 3:01 PM

Okay, I'd allow it, but only if he's paying for his own food. He's a tubby motherfucker.

Posted by Gitai | November 27, 2007 3:02 PM

Fuck Iowa! (and New Hampshire)

Posted by Mrs. Y | November 27, 2007 3:02 PM

Has Dennis Kucinich and his wife announced a similar campaign strategy?

Posted by Paul In SF | November 27, 2007 3:06 PM

@8: "Rabbit, any other day I would step in there and teach you how to swing, but that's a senator's wife."

Posted by Greg | November 27, 2007 3:50 PM

Microwave pizza rolls aren't allowed in my house.

But the sleeping bag is cool.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 27, 2007 4:02 PM

Sounds good to me... as long as they are well groomed, well behaved and have a Big C*CK! Oh, and wearing some deodorant would be good too...

Posted by Madge-YoursoakingINIT! | November 27, 2007 5:21 PM

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