Bill Richardson Acknowledges He "Screwed Up" with Gay Remark
I'd like to say Bill Richardson is refreshing for his willingness to admit when he screws up. First, at the Yearly Kos debate, he admitted he "screwed up" in saying we need more Supreme Court Justices like Byron White.
Today, he says he "screwed up" in saying at the GLBT debate that gays choose their sexual orientation.
I made a mistake. I screwed up," he said, acknowledging that the gay blogosphere is upset with him. "[The blogs] went nuts saying, you know, that I literally was a moron and that I didn't understand their struggle," he said.
But, his screw-ups are on big issues. What would happen if he were President and had the opportunity to act before someone pointed out his screw-ups to him?
Richardson says he's not running for VP but won't say he won't accept the nomination.
I also wonder whether Richardson is ready for prime-time. From today's article:
Richardson, who supports civil unions, was asked if he would veto a gay marriage bill because he believed in his heart that same-sex marriage is wrong. He replied, "I don't want to get into that. I thought you guys were going to ask me about other stuff. Don't you care about other stuff?"
He needs some media training, and fast.
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