July 23rd, 2007
10:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Richardson's YouTube video

(CNN) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson played off a previous campaign ad during the CNN/YouTube debate Monday, drawing comparisons to a job interview in his YouTube candidate clip.

The clip showed Richardson's resume being discussed by a group of managers sitting around a table. They list his qualifications as Richardson walks by their office.

"Ended up creating 80,000 jobs in his state. Says that's what he'll do as president," one of the managers says.

In a previous campaign advertisement, Richardson is seen sitting for an interview with a potential employer who lists his qualifications with a punchline of, "So, what makes you think you can be president?"

What do you think about Richardson's YouTube video?

– CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai


Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Andy

    They are not only informative but they are entertaining also. Richardson is experience keeps on being overlooked and in our country's troubled state we need an experience statesman to lead us our of Iraq and back to being a respected and strong nation.

    July 23, 2007 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. South Carolina

    It's true, that in the past, those with US senatorial experience rarely defeated those with gubernatorial experience, for the nomination.

    But those days are gone, at least for this election.

    Move over Governor, you're toasted.

    July 23, 2007 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  3. Robert J., Las Cruces, NM

    As a citizen of New Mexico, Bill Richardson has done amazingly as our Governor. I believe Richardson has the credentials to lead the United States, but does he have the overall popularity to garner the votes? I agree that his credentials are being overlooked, and I would love to see him as our Commander-in-Chief. We'll see how he does in the future. He really shined in tonight's debate, particularly on healthcare and Iraq. I hope Americans pay more attention to this candidate.

    July 23, 2007 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. Alberto Sabatini

    He's got my vote! Excellent performance tonight.

    July 24, 2007 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  5. Belinda Bestit

    Richardson was clearly the most substantive in his remarks tonigh, while Clinton was full of empty cliches. Richardson looked presidential, but also looked human. I'm tired of having a wooden puppet for president.

    July 24, 2007 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Richardson is a joke. Universal health care for illegal aliens? Excuse me while i puke. A minimum $40,000 salary for teachers only? Ugh. I can't believe New Mexico actually elected this guy.

    July 24, 2007 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  7. Craig Millett, Kalaheo, HI.

    The man wins the job interview, hands down! He's the only one who's already doing the job.

    July 24, 2007 03:04 am at 3:04 am |
  8. Anders, London, England

    I think the video is unispired. He seems to be walking into the Al Gore trap from 2000. Readings of CVs are no fun and will not inspire the electorate.

    July 24, 2007 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
  9. Emily, Waco, TX

    I think it's ridiculous how little time Richardson got to talk in this and the last debate. I watched the clock this time because I was so struck by it last time – it was a good 20 minutes into the debate before Anderson asked the Governor a question. Even Gravel and Kucinich got to speak multiple times before Richardson did. It was the same story in the last debate. CNN? In case you haven't noticed, Bill is polling at the top of the 2nd tier candidates, is in a statistical tie with Edwards in NH according to the last poll, and raised nearly as much money as Edwards in the last quarter. Maybe you ought to divide up the time a little more fairly, or if you are going to be unfair about it, at least give the guy who's doing best among the second tier candidates more time than the candidates who aren't even polling 1%. I think part of the reason he hasn't been coming off so well in these debates is that he barely gets to talk and so doesn't get time to make an impression, or maybe gets irritated that he has to wait 20 minutes before answering a question and so starts off flustered. Even things out, please, CNN. Gov. Richardson is a great leader and a really nice man who would make a terrific nominee and president, and has the real experience to back it up.

    July 24, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |