Will our governor run for president in 2008? Robert Novak has learned he probably will:
Democratic insiders have raised from “possible” to “probable” the prospect of presidential candidacies in 2008 by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware.
Richardson has said he will await his 2006 re-election campaign in New Mexico before making a presidential decision. But party insiders say now he is preparing the groundwork for a national campaign, assuming that his second term as governor is likely. Richardson is a former member of Congress, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of energy.