Richardson's Anti-War Bet


In his latest television ad, NM Gov. Bill Richardson is betting that three anti-war bloggers can convince Iowa Democrats that only his position on the war is pure enough.

"Clinton, Obama and Edwards all say they want to end the war in Iraq. But they support leaving thousands, even tens of thousands of troops behind," says OpenLeft's Matt Stoller.

"Bill Richardson is the only one who would actually end the war," says Christina Siun O'Connell, who blogs are Firedoglake

Richardson's ad comes days after some Democrats began to detect a distinct tone-shift in Sen. Hillary Clinton's utterances about troop withdrawal. Its content represents a bet that Democratic voters will favor the candidate who will withdraw the troops the quickest, consequences be damned.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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