Richardson has self-esteem issues

For any self-respecting presidential campaign, this is really kind of pathetic:

Richardson Seeks Clinton Scraps

According to the New York Observer, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) is pursuing a second choice strategy in his presidential campaign fundraising.

Said Richardson: "I appeal to funders that say, 'I’m for Senator Clinton,' and I say, 'O.K., that’s fine. But make me your second choice. Help me out too.'"

A more generous viewpoint might see this pitch as frank and realistic, or even engagingly self-deprecating in a Richard Lewis kind of way...but where's the appeal for cash-flush donors in bankrolling a candidate who declares himself second-rate? Governor Richardson needs a crash-course in selling that touted resume of his.

(Cross-posted in first-rate fashion.)

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