Well, this blows.
The odd part about Richardson's disappointing election performance is the fact that most of the people I talk to about the campaign seem to like him as a candidate. I personally think Richardson got screwed by the media - the pundits decided there wasn't room for a fourth Democrat in the race, so they pretty much constantly ignored him. As a result, no non-New Mexican outside the hyperpolitical class really knew who he was and what he stood for.
In that case, I kind of figured that Richardson would have ignored the overhyped New Hampshire and Iowa contests and poured all his resources into Nevada or something. But oh well. VP Richardson, perhaps?