Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca Endorses Bill Richardson [Updated]
by Ken Camp
Business icon and former CEO of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, today endorsed Governor Bill Richardson for President.
"Richardson's been a successful Governor," Iacocca said in a statement on his blog. "He's been a successful CEO. He's demonstrated that he knows how to negotiate with foreign leaders and lead on issues like global warming. Unlike others on the stump, he's offering bold plans, not just pandering talk. I like his jobs plan, his healthcare and energy plan, education plan and his plan to get us out of Iraq. I also just plain like the guy.
"While I believe every citizen should vote their own mind and conscience, I'd encourage you to take a long hard look at Bill Richardson for yourself. With his experience, character and vision, I believe he's the President we need right now."
As someone who resurrected Chrysler from the depths of nothingness, Iacocca is a man who knows something about leadership and what it is going to take to restore America from 8 years of the Bush Administration.
Here's Lee Iacocca on why he supports Governor Bill Richardson.
Follow me over the fold for the update.
Updated: In his recent book, Where Have All The Leaders Gone, released back in April, Lee Iacocca sized up the 2008 field. Here's some of what he had to say then about Governor Richardson:
He's very smart and has a keen understanding of foreign relations - which is extremely important for a presidential candidate today.
He has the mind and heart of a negotiator, and I'm struck by how respectful he is of other nations - friends and foes alike. He also has an easygoing COMMON SENSE that is comforting in an age when idealogues rule the roost. And don't forget, Richardson is extremely experienced, with proven COMPETENCE.