January 22, 2007 -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson took the first step yesterday toward an expected White House run in 2008 as he seeks to become the first Hispanic president.
Richardson said he believes the U.S. is ready for either a female, black or Hispanic chief executive.
"But I wouldn't run as a Hispanic candidate. I would run as an American, proud to be Hispanic, proud of my heritage," he said in an interview.
And here's the New York Post headline:
N.M. GOV THROWS SOMBRERO INTO RINGI repeat: Wow.
(Energy Dome tip to Steve, who says, "I wonder how long it will be before the headline of a Post story on Obama includes the words 'spear' and 'chuck.'")