Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dem candidate views on Rove and Bush downfall

New Mexico Governor Richardson

ALBUQUERQUE -- Some views today from the Bill Richardson for President campaign.

Is this the end of the era?

Maybe. Maybe not.

Karl Rove's resignation may signal the end of an era where politicians start wars based on deceptions, and don't mind sacrificing our civil rights to protect a political advantage. So maybe this is a turning point. Or maybe this is just the day Karl Rove officially starts working to defeat Democrats in 2008.

Bill Richardson is Karl Rove's worst nightmare in 2008 -- a candidate that can not only win Democrats over, but can also bring in legions of new voters and solidify a Democratic majority for years to come.

But we have a lot of work ahead of us to get there: first, winning the nomination; then, fighting off the Republicans who will still use Rove's book of dirty tricks; and, finally, repairing the damage Rove and Bush have wrought in this country.

Maybe Karl Rove is leaving politics forever. And maybe tomorrow pigs will fly.

Karl Rove never counted on the Democratic grassroots to pull the rug out from under him in 2006. He underestimated the strength of the 50-state infrastructure that Democrats built. And he underestimated the American people's desire for real change. And Karl Rove isn't counting on a Democrat like Bill Richardson to win the nomination.

Bill Richardson is exactly the kind of Democrat that scares Karl Rove and the Republican Party bosses. Bill isn't shy about calling himself a Democrat and fighting for his progressive values. He successfully governs as a Democrat in an interior west state and was re-elected with 69% of the vote.

Bill fights for policies that are directly at odds with Rove and Bush: he has created jobs in economic hard times, fought for civil unions and equal rights, followed Kyoto standards and made New Mexico a clean energy state, and actually talked with our adversaries around the world.

- adapted from RfP

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