Posted: January 3, 2008 4:43 PM
Gov. Richardson Rests Up, Prepares to 'Shock the World'
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is taking it easy before tonight’s caucuses, according to campaign spokesperson Tom Reynolds, doing several media interviews but making no public appearances before hosting the campaign’s caucus watch party.
It’s a slow day in comparison to his whirlwind tour of Iowa on the eve of the vote, when he visited seven towns, participating in his trademark presidential “job interview” and hammering home his stance of getting all troops out of Iraq immediately.
Richardson and his wife visited Muscatine and Iowa City and then hopped a small passenger jet to Dubuque, Decorah, Mason City, Storm Lake and Centerville, reported the Des Moines Register.
Reynolds said Richardson is “very upbeat” in the hours counting down to the caucus and that the campaign has been seeing a lot of momentum in the final days.
“We had large crowds everywhere he went, a lot of energy and enthusiasm. We expect a strong showing for the governor tonight,” Reynolds said.
Richardson told CNN today that he saw the sizeable group of “undecideds” breaking his way.
“Iowans make up their minds at the last minute, maybe 30 percent of them in the last three to four days, and I’m seeing good movement,” Richardson said.
It was an echo of his even more optimistic tone he struck on New Years Day when he told CNN, “I’m gonna do well, you watch. I’m gonna shock the world as we move into these early primaries.”