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Richardson: 'I Might Soon' Endorse

By Glenn Kessler
Much-wooed New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, spotted this morning having coffee at the Willard InterContinetal hotel in Washington, D.C., said that he has not decided between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but "I might soon." Richardson, sporting a beard, declined to say whether his endorsement would come before March 4. "I'm a Renaissance man now. I don't have to answer this anymore."

Asked if he saw that Sen. Chris Dodd had endorsed Obama, Richardson smiled and said, "Oh, yeah, yes I did."

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 26, 2008; 12:18 PM ET
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Gluett, well on observation...I think Richardson as Obamas running mate is an perfect team going into the general Richardson is baggage free to my knowledge...nice...however if he does not endorse soon I will lose my good opinion of him and will hope that he will pick a female to be VP...perhaps Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg...just wish she had more experience...but that would be another dream team of sorts...albeit a bit green...but a strong team, balanced

Posted by: kathrynne | March 3, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Oh PLease to say he Richardson should endorse Hillary because she won New Mexico by 1 percent this according to Richardson himself on Face the Nation today, well that is presumptious at best...he is going to endorse Obama you can take that one to the bank. The fact that he has not endorsed Hillary yet along with many of the people that they appointed and people that worked in their administration is very telling...people like the Clinton's be think and know that this couple is bad for the party. Hillary needs to concede after the 4th she is hurting the Dems chances in the general election.

Posted by: kathrynne | March 3, 2008 12:57 AM | Report abuse

What I find an Obama/Richardson-ticket is best both for the USA and international relations.
Gov. Richardson represents the south fitting Obama coming from the north, and he also has best standing with the Latinos, a growing minority in the USA. He has successful experience with foreign affaires and will be a great advisor to Obama in the fields of international politics. - GLuett from Frankfurt/Germany

Posted by: GLuett | February 29, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - I don't recall Obama's people saying that superdelegates should vote with the people *of their state* - that would defeat the purpose of having superdelegates to make victory and defeat clearcut. The argument has always been that they should vote with the people *of the nation*, when the primaries are over.

Posted by: zangdook | February 26, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow, talk about political calculation at its most overt. It is obvious that Richardson wants to endorse the winner but also wants to extract the biggest promise from that winner. Richardson's decision making is as follows:
If he endorses either candidate too soon before March 4, he risks endorsing the wrong candidate.
If he endorses either candidate after March 4, he risks ruining the value of his endorsement - especially if Obama locks it up on March 4. A March 5 endorsement at that point would be useless to Obama and Richardson would be rewarded accordingly.
Richardson is watching the polls, seeing how close Obama gets to Clinton, and if it seems like Obama is going to end this thing on March 4, expect Richardson to try to be the endorsement that gives him the bump on the days before. If Clinton looks like her campaign will continue after March 5, Richardson will most likely not endorse anyone, and you can expect him to play this game for another month.

Posted by: Salty1 | February 26, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

It would be a great move if Obama announced Richardson as his veep before March 4 -- not only does Richardson have great foreign policy credentials (completely undercutting both Hillary's and McCain's claim that Obama has insufficient foreign policy experience), AND potentially gaining an edge with Texas' Latino vote, which Hillary needs to win there. Hillary would be forced to pull resources out of Ohio to buttress Texas, making Obama more viable in both states.

Plus, of course, Richardson simply would be a great VP, a great President if something happened to Obama, and a great candidate to be the Dem frontrunner in 2016.

Evaluation of Obama-Richardson ticket:

Posted by: thersites | February 26, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk about this.

First, holding a Master's Degree from Tufts University School of Law and Diplomacy qualifies Governor Richardson to be "educated". (And just for openers, his name is not "Richardson", it is Governor Richardson or Bill Richardson; you obviously don't know him well enough to call him just by his last name in your opening paragraph.)

House and Senate Staffer, 8 term Congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Global Troubleshooter for Democratic and Republican Presidents, 5 time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, successful 2 term Governor of New Mexico, and the first Latino to make a serious run for the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party certainly qualifies Bill Richardson as excelling in a "wide variety of subjects and fields" and accomplishing pretty much what he set out to do.

Finally, again you obviously don't know Bill Richardson or his special brand of humor (I do on both counts). His answer is obviously tongue-in-cheek. But then again, I guess you have to have a sense of humor and a recognition of this Divine Comedy to get it.

Sorry that you don't

David Buchanan

Posted by: david | February 26, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Richardson really didn't say he was a renaissance man, did he? I thought a renaissance man is person who is well educated who excels, in a wide variety of subjects or fields and can accomplish pretty much what he sets out to do. Losing the nomination for the POTUS would disqualify him. how grandiose.

james d granata

Posted by: jganymede | February 26, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"Asked if he saw that Sen. Chris Dodd had endorsed Obama, Richardson smiled and said, "Oh, yeah, yes I did.""
Message sent.
"Come on Bill Richardson. It's okay. You can whisper it to us..." I support Obama for president of the US".

Obama in 08!

Posted by: ajtiger92 "
message received.

Past messages:
Shailagh "Satan" Murray: Sen. Russ Feingold is still on the fence in the Democratic nomination battle...But despite his clout with antiwar voters, which would seem to make him a natural Obama ally...

Balz: The John Edwards primary is now in full swing. ...Edwards, the scourge of special interests, should be easy pickings for the change candidate in the Democratic race...
I only have a minute, I'm sure I recollect more like these.

"Getting" endorsements without actually getting them.
It's good to be Sen Obama.

Posted by: zukermand | February 26, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

If Kaine were to leave Richmond to become VP, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling would take over as governor. Bolling is a Republican, and a pretty conservative one at that. It seems to me that the Obama campaign might be well advised from a strategic perspective to leave Kaine where he is.

Posted by: tjmaness | February 26, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse


Mark Warner is running for the open Senate seat in VA, and Chris Cillizza and the Cook Political Report both have him as the favorite over whoever the GOP nominee is.

So, no, he's not going to be anyone's VP choice.

Tim Kaine, on the other hand, might be on Obama's short list, along with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Posted by: ericp331 | February 26, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

This is a week premature to talk about VP candidates for Obama. However, only in terms of speculation, I would love to see the Virginia governor Kaine or the former governor Mark Warner (although I think he's running for the Senate now) with Obama. Virginia has a bunch of possibilities.

Posted by: DeboG | February 26, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I would rather Obama NOT pick either Senator from Delaware (as the DEMOCRATIC Governor would probably pick a Democrat replacement ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden 08!

C'mon Bill.

Posted by: dab23 | February 26, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse


So, it's official then? Obama wants super delegates to go against the RESULT OF THE PEOPLE in New Mexico? Does that mean that Ted Kennedy has to vote for Hillary at the Convention now too?

(Don't forget about Florida and Michigan ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I hope and pray that Bill Richardson and John Edwards both endorse Hillary Clinton soon. I have watched all the debates and the nominees that stood out for me were Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Bill Richardson.

Posted by: sssgms | February 26, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Come on Bill Richardson. It's okay. You can whisper it to us..." I support Obama for president of the US".

Obama in 08!

Posted by: ajtiger92 | February 26, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

The last two polls from Texas released this morning paint a very worrisome picture for Senator Clinton:

Posted by: campaigndiaries | February 26, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

For instance, Chris Dodd's name was brought up in another thread -- also, any other Senator from Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, or Utah would be fine too -- just in case Obama somehow manages to win in November.

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I would rather Obama pick a fellow Senator (preferably one from a State with a Republican Governor ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Richardson in the WH. Edwards as AG and Hilary fighting the vast right-wing conspiracy in the Senate. Perfect. Are we there yet?

Posted by: thebobbob | February 26, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

So much for the argument the Obama campaign WAS making that super delegates should abide by the vote result in their respective States . . .

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Richardson will be VP for Obama

Hillary will drop out March 5th.

Posted by: rust1d | February 26, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Richardson and Edwards have left their endorsements to late enough that it won't really matter. Hey, if it takes you that long to decide, you either see almost no difference between the two choices or are just wanting to jump on the winning candidates bandwagon after the decision is 99.99% final.

Posted by: skinnermeganron | February 26, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Come on, Richardson -- there's still time to be picked as VP -- Hillary won New Mexico, so you should abide by your constituents and endorse her immediately.

Posted by: JakeD | February 26, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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