Gov. Bill Richardson was on FOX News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” less than an hour ago and conceded that he mispoke (and Fox News did not misinterpret) on Dec. 7 when he indicated that he was running for president.
Neil Cavuto, Fox News Channel host: “There was some confusion last time you were with my buddy Carl Cameron whether you had said or implied you were running for president or not. So I need to know, are you running for president?”
Gov. Bill Richardson: “I am going to decide in January and Carl Cameron is a very good reporter and I unfortunately made the mistake of answering a hypothetical question instead of saying ‘should I run, I will do this.’ And I didn’t do that so there was all this confusion and I’m not too upset about it. I’m going to decide next month in January — talking to my family, my constituents, see where things are and at the same time, I think Carl Cameron and Fox News were doing their job so I’m not upset at them but it did cause a ruckus…”
“If I did run, and now I’m going to do it right, it would be because I have national security experience. I think that is extremely important. I have had energy experience. You know I’ve had various number of jobs. I got a good resume but you know the key is do we have an opportunity in a very contested election with a lot of strong candidates to make a difference and to have a chance and I believe I do but I’m sorting all these things out, Neil.”