Despite his considerable experience in foreign affairs and effective stewardships of one of the most diverse, though small, states in the country, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is not attracting much of a following, says Time blogger Karen Tumulty. Why? He’s not famous and doesn’t have enough famous friends.
That affects media exposure and, more importantly, fundraising. Richardson’s solution is to move “slowly, quietly” from the second to the first tier as, he points out, Bill Clinton and John Kerry did in past years.