No politician from either party has put forward a plan that comes closer to being a realistic response to the energy shortages and climate chaos heading our way.
Good for him. Incidentally, I don't really think it behooves environmentalists to pre-emptively concede things like "I don't think Richardson has much of a chance at the presidency" when discussing this plan. His business friendly reputation gives him a ton of fundraising potential, "first Hispanic president" ought to stand alongside "first black president" and "first woman president" as an exciting possibility, he's experienced, he's a very popular governor of a swing state, etc. etc. etc. If folks don't want to try to push him into the ranks of serious consideration because they don't particularly care for the idea of a Richardson Administration, that's fair enough. But if global warming is a problem that warrants as much dramatic actions as environmentalists seem to think it does, then I think environmentalists should be trying to convince me that they're right about national priorities and I should vote for Richardson.