February 23, 2008

"Mr. Obama’s approach is like 'a surgical bomb,' he said, while 'the Clintons are more like a carpet bomb.'"

Can we judge the candidates by the way they woo Bill Richardson?

Isn't it clear that the one he's falling for is Barack Obama? And not just because it makes more sense to back the winner. The Clinton people keep calling, and one — an unnamed female — really pissed — he says "ticked" — him off by acting like he owed Hillary his endorsement — in a voice mail. Meanwhile, Barack calls personally at nicely spaced intervals and:
“Barack’s a little looser” in his conversations, Mr. Richardson said. The two men developed a back-of-the-classroom rapport during the presidential debates, exchanging winks or eye rolls when one of the other candidates “would get outrageous or something,” Mr. Richardson said.
And doesn't Richardson look much better in a beard? I'm not a big fan of beards, but Richardson is quite chubby, and the beard covers up his double chin and gives him a cuddly bear look. Too bad beards are verboten in a presidential campaign.

16 comments:

Bob said...

Once Richardson grows his beard out a bit, he can pretend he's Orson Welles: We will sell no wine before its time.

George said...

Ooo, love the war metaphors.

McCain's gonna hand out daisies to his friends.

rhhardin said...

Richardson is like a car bomb.

DaveW said...

That's about how my beard looks when I let it grow. To me it makes me look fatter.

But the real problem with facial hair is that it is harder and more time consuming to care for and maintain than just shaving it off.

Ann Althouse said...

When you're fat enough that everyone will see you as fat, I think it's less a question of what makes you look fater and more what makes you look better. It's better too look like a cuddly bear than too look uncomfortably bloated.

Russell said...

A full beard covers a multitude of chins.

Trooper York said...

How a beard looks depends a lot on the person's face structure and if it is well groomed. Of course the prettiest beard I ever saw was Katie Holmes.

Bob said...

Orson Wells actually cast himself as Long John Silver in a version of Treasure Island filmed in Spain. Total miscast, due to his weight and the beard.

sydney said...

It's Bill Clinton I find interesting in that picture. He looks like I feel when I watch the Superbowl. "I'd rather be doing anything but this."

AllenS said...

Chuck Norris wears a beard because he doesn't have a chin, just another fist.

Palladian said...

...plus that couch probably smells like Bill Richardson.

titusohohoh said...

he does look better in a beard but i could never do someone with a beard.

hi palladian, tee hee

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute. I just saw the picture. They want to make Mr. Belvedere vice president. What the hell, Benson wasn't available?

Trooper York said...

Sorry I messed up. I meant Mr. French from Family Affair. What is it with the Democrats and running sitcom stars for office? First they have Mona from Who’s the Boss as Speaker of the House and last time around they ran Lurch from the Adams family for President. Can’t you guys step it up a little? I mean what is Bill Bixby or David Soul doing these days? Sharpen up.

LonewackoDotCom said...

For the non-superficial treatment of Richardson, see these:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i0YRHXoygRM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MiszkrzoOs0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CifLm6z32eA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mN2o208PFhg

As the first one describes, he was shilling for a pan-American group at the same time as he was running for president of the U.S..

Clyde said...

At least he still has that governor gig to help him keep his focus. Contrast with Al Gore, who was at loose ends, grew his beard out, packed on forty pounds and retreated to the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. When he came back, he was the Goracle, the new prophet of global warming.

Stay busy, Gov. Richardson. Stay busy!