Thursday, August 14, 2008

Obama Scheduled to Visit New Mexico Before Convention.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is scheduled to make another visit to New Mexico. The Illinois senator's campaign staff would only say that he's hosting "an event" here on Monday.

I wonder if Bill Richardson has been invited?


The Governor's speech writer's haven't returned calls, so I guess we shouldn't be speculating.

Other's say he must still be in the running for Obama's Vice-Presidential pick because he's now scheduled to speak to the convention on Wednesday August 27th.

That's the same day allotted for the V.P. acceptance speech. But Senator's Evan Byah and Joe Biden (V.P. contenders themselves) are also on Wednesday's speaking schedule.

Perhaps Richardson has been asked to place the V.P.'s name into nomination and make an introductory speech. The dramatic wait continues . . .

New Mexico political blogger Heath Haussamen reports:

Obama’s campaign said earlier this week that almost every scenario that would give him the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency requires that he win New Mexico. Obama has made the state a priority: He’s already opened 24 campaign offices here and plans more, and he has visited New Mexico twice since he won the primary. He was in Las Cruces in May and Albuquerque in June.

Photo Credit: MG Bralley

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