MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – Peering eyes and smiling faces greeted
Governor Bill Richardson on his campaign stop at a second grade classroom at
Smyth Road School.
Education led the Governor’s agenda: reading stories, speaking Spanish and
promoting arts in the schools. In between he answered a question from one
student on why he wanted to be President.
“I believe I can bring this country together, a country that is very divided
today over the war, over the lack of health care and over the immigration
debate. I believe I have the experience and the love for this country and
the ability to govern.”
His plan for healthcare may have got lost in translation, but when the New
Mexico Governor stated he would get rid of junk food in schools. A
monumental groan swept over the room. One eight year old saying, “I don’t
Although the Governor’s classroom audience was below the legal voting age,
he found a way to ask for their support.
“You got to tell your mom and dad. More so than your friends,” he said
–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla