I’m sad that Richardson has decided to pull out of the presidential race. I think he brought something to the campaign and hope that he will continue to do so.
I’ve commented on other blogs that I am no fan of Hillary Clinton, but I have to say her choked up response (where no tear was actually shed) to a question has gotten so much play that I don’t know that I want to comment except to say this. Watch her response. All of it. This is, finally, a response by a candidate that strikes me as the truth I’ve been looking for. Some have said that her response was because she was tired; others that it was calculated. I don’t know, because I haven’t been able to watch the entire context of her comment. Calculated or not, what she said is this: it matters. What we do, who we are, the way we take care of each other–this all matters. Weary or not, if I were asked to make a statement like that, I would hope that I choked up, too. It matters what we leave our children. I think it is worth getting rattled and choked up about. It matters.
Oh, and I prefer her tears to her cackle anyday of the week.