Richardson Joins the Race

Finally, the worst-kept secret in New Mexico is out of the bag nationally — Governor Richardson is running for President. Although the Rio Grande Foundation definitely has concerns about Richardson’s credentials as a fiscal conservative, not to mention his plan to expand Medicaid without needed refom, we do welcome the attention Richardson’s run will generate for New Mexico and — as the National Taxpayers Union points out — Richardson is more fiscally responsible than most of the Democrats who have announced for President.
If nothing else, hopefully Richardson will recognize that a run for the top office in the land will require he do something to improve New Mexico’s abysmal education system and to reform eminent domain.