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New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, laughs during a press conference in the capital rotunda January 10, 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Getty Images.)

By Peter Slevin
CHICAGO -- Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy today after a long courtship by both Obama and his rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Obama campaign announced this morning.

The endorsement of Richardson, the nation's only Hispanic governor, has been seen as a rich prize since he abandoned his own presidential campaign in January. He is expected to appear with Obama at a campaign event in Oregon today.

In a statement first reported by the Associated Press, Richardson described the Illinois senator as a "once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America's moral leadership in the world."

Clinton campaign advisers dismissed the significance of Richardson's endorsement, Washington Post staff writer Anne Kornblut reported. "You know, look, I think everyone has their endorsers," said chief strategist Mark Penn. Given that New Mexico had already voted for Clinton in its primary, "perhaps the time when he could have been most effective has long since passed, " Penn said. "I don't think it's a significant endorsement."

But it is one that Clinton had solicited. For Obama, who is laboring to stop Clinton from building momentum and persuading voters that she is more electable, Richardson's endorsement could add to his credibility among Hispanics, as well as among Democratic superdelegates whose choices could prove decisive. In recent weeks, the bumpiest of his 13-month campaign, Obama has picked up more superdelegates than Clinton.

Richardson chose Obama despite his close ties to the Clintons and Hillary Clinton's win in New Mexico's primary. He served as energy secretary and U.N. ambassador in Bill Clinton's administration, and the former president joined Richardson to watch last month's Super Bowl.

But when it came time to decide, Richardson said Obama "will be a historic and great president, who can bring us the change we so desperately need by bringing us together as a nation here at home and with our allies abroad."

The Obama campaign provided a copy of prepared remarks Richardson is scheduled to deliver in Oregon.

While Richardson called Hillary Clinton "a distinguished leader with vast experience," he said it is "now time for a new generation of leadership."

In a reference to the Clintons's argument that Obama is too inexperienced to be commander in chief, Richardson referred to his own role as a globe-trotting troubleshooter who has met with rogue state leaders. He said Obama possesses "the judgment and courage we need in a commander-in-chief when our nation's security is on the line."
Obama returned the praise and said he was "deeply honored" to have Richardson's support.

Obama said in a prepared statement that Richardson has a strong economic record in New Mexico. On foreign policy, Obama credited Richardson with "tough, aggressive diplomacy" that aligns with an Obama credo that "we have to talk to our enemies, as well as our friends, which is why he stood up to North Korea and Saddam Hussein to secure the release of American hostages."

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Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

THE SPEECH --

The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Posted by: jreno20 | March 24, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jreno20 | March 24, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

no matter how he tries to say it....it is time for a new generation to take charge (wasn't he also running for president, is he saying his generation no longer has anything left to offer??)richardson will mostly be seen by the majority of hispanics as being blatantly opportunistic and disloyal. clinton put him on the map and afforded him all the opportunities he has had as a politician....which helped him win his state's governorship. he should have at least waited on the sidelines but chose instead to stick in the eye of his mentors who made him all that he is. disgusting!

Posted by: ogdeeds | March 24, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

no matter how he tries to say it....it is time for a new generation to take charge (wasn't he also running for president, is he saying his generation no longer has anything left to offer??)richardson will mostly be seen by the majority of hispanics as being blatantly opportunistic and disloyal. clinton put him on the map and afforded him all the opportunities he has had as a politician....which helped him win his state's governorship. he should have at least waited on the sidelines but chose instead to stick in the eye of his mentors who made him all that he is. disgusting!

Posted by: ogdeeds | March 24, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama's efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Chaney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Chaney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten's of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq's Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin "Tony" Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON --
Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming tax fraud charges -- Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --

OBAM YOU'RE NO JFK --

"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

THE SPEECH --

The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Posted by: jreno16 | March 22, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

For all you Obama cultists and Hilary freaks - you all better face the facts here. Democrats are going to lose big in November. So while each side and their lemmings throw mudballs at each other... just know that it's all going to be for naught anyway. John McCain will be the one standing on the steps of the Capital in January 2009 getting sworn in as the next President of the US. Repubs will most likely also regain control of either or both houses of congress. The US will party like its 2000 once again!

Posted by: rikkirat | March 22, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

As a New Mexican, former New Yorker, I am proud that Bill Richardson endorsed Barack. Hillary would sell her gender down the river if it got her the nomination. Women need to wake up. Working class people need to wake up. She is a carpetbagger who is for herself and herself only. I am disgusted that I am being lumped into her demographic of white older women. This older woman has always endorsed Barack.

Posted by: soulpainter95 | March 22, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is such an unashamed liar, it is no point in saying to her, "Shame on you!" The Clintons are shameless, and in their lust to return to the WH they are prepared to destroy Senator Obama, the Democratic Party and our country and the younger generation. President Clinton's horrible slurs on Senator Obama's patriotism, Hillary's endorsement of McCain over Obama, their playing of the gender and race cards, her lies on NAFTA, etc, etc--it is TIME for the party leaders (Gore, Pelosi, Edwards, Biden, etc) to place the Clinton Dynasty in the wastebasket of history and to turn the page for a new America of WE the people, of all colors, creeds, genders, and classes. The Clinton machine is going berserk and taking us all down with it.

Posted by: shirleylim | March 22, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Look, if we are going to be handing out the Executive Branch to Foreigners, we should at least take advantage of the illegal Employment Practice the Dim's favor!

Vincente Fox for example is Illegal, and as such we will not have to provide any Medical, or Retirement Benefits!

Plus, I think he'll work harder and not demand as many Vacations! Won't want to Travel either because of having to come back through Customs!

Much Cheaper! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 21, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

-- Reverand Wright is not racist. --

-


Yet it's not hard for millions to morph
over to that, when he has been an
angry, racially-divisive extremist.

Language that Barack, categorically
renounced. So the "it's true / it's
accurate" defense, he's already taken
away.

The "not like that most of the time"
defense, as I just mentioned above is
also difficult. Extremists, are usually
extremists...

The "don't blame Barack for Wright"
defense, suggests that the self-
proclaimed racial uniter, had no
obligation to object to this ideology
for 20 years. He can attend it, look
the other way - no problem.

Again it doesn't wash. It's hard to
see Dr. King patronizing that message.
He understood that the key to progress
was to bring ethnicities together, and
he did it. He didn't just talk the
talk.

This is of Obama's own making. He
could have objected, he could have
left. Instead he stays, and says
he'll denounce only, not disown.

He is a hypocrite that tried to work
both sides of the table, and it blew
up on him.


-

Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

It's a convenient racist, divisive myth that Latino/Blacks are enemies, except for those who assume white superiority thinking. Despite any little/local issues they might have, overwhelmingly they have more in common than they have in difference: racist exploitation and oppression, but still confident of their human worth and dignity.
Period.

Posted by: dxg13pol | March 21, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Best candidate by far. My goodness. This bonehead called his grandmother a racist. A woman who raised him. How can anyone vote for a guy who would sell out his own grandmother to win an election, after he, himself got into a political mess because of a racist minister. Very poor judgment. Follow obediently sheep.

Posted by: bnw173 | March 21, 2008 03:09 PM

He did not call his White grandmother racist. He talked about her being afraid of Black men. That is the truth. I guess you are the one calling her racist. IMO, Tis is not racisim, it's prejudice. In your case though, it sounds like the pot calling the kettle black. Reverand Wright is not racist. He may have made some "unAmerican" comments but not racist. Saying that this country is controlled by rich White people is not racist. It's true. We wouldn't be in Iraq fighting this idiotic war if that weren't the case. I guess making statements about chickens coming home to roost and saying anti-american things makes one racist? However, making assumptions that all Black men are out to get you when you are passing them on the street is not. That way of thinking in itself is racist and you are the sheep.

Posted by: lacee.burton | March 21, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

-- So you obviously have not checked them. Congratulations, pinhead. -Posted by: edwcorey --

-


Meanie! ;-)

The idea that most of the time Wright
is not a manic, is a weak defense Ed.
No wonder you need to drop to a personal
level to defend it...

% of the time, is irrelevant. Wright
spewed it, Barack attended. For 20 years.
By Obama's own acknowledgements now,
only because he knew he was about to
be busted on last week's version, that
he hadn't heard them before.

Since he has you conned apparently, pull
up this video where he lied to a reporter
that NAFTAgate never happened.

Then come on back...

;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvCEFmKAoB4


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Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Why wouldn't Richardson endorse Obama, they both want the same things as does Clinton and McCain, i.e., amnesty and benefits for millions of ILLEGAL aliens at the expense of and against the protests of American citizens, they also want world government.

Posted by: jude3 | March 21, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Why wouldn't Richardson endorse Obama, they both want the same things as does Clinton and McCain, i.e., amnesty and benefits at the expense of and against the protests of American citizens, they also want world government.

CFR / NAU & 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society which originated in England and believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established." -Carroll Quigley, member of CFR, mentor to Bill Clinton

"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relation is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government." "...the very substantial research facilities of the CFR are put to work to develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to support the new policy..." "...and to confound and discredit, intellectually and politically, any opposition." -Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member and Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy

Who is a CFR / NAU member?

Which Presidential Candidates, including those that dropped out, are for One-World Government?


Republican Fred Thompson

Republican Rudy Giuliani

Republican Mitt Romney

Republican JOHN MCCAIN

Republican Jim Gilmore

Republican Newt Gingrich

Democrat HILARY CLINTON

Democrat BARACK OBAMA

Democrat John Edwards

Democrat Joe Biden

Democrat Chris Dodd

Democrat Bill Richardson


Is there any difference between Republican and Democrat when they have the same goal?

Go to www.cfr.org (Council of Foreign Relations Website). Do a search for: Sovereignty and Globalisation. Take a look at CFR President Richard N. Haass' article "Sovereignty and Globalisation. Check the membership and involvement of all the candidates. See For Yourself!


So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations are a threat to our independence as a nation.

We MUST withdraw from any organization and trade deal that infringes upon the Freedom and Independence of the United States of America!


It's not politics as usual. Research and Vote Wisely. EVERY Right and Freedom Our Constitution Guarantees Us Is At Stake...

Posted by: jude3 | March 21, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse


A photo .... from the Obama campaign... of President Bill Clinton... with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. ... at a breakfast in 1998.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/us/politics/21memo.html

Posted by: jamdn463 | March 21, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse


WAHOO! OBAMA 08 !!!

Posted by: USA2 | March 21, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse


Racist? Where? Who? You?

My point:

We see things --not as they are--but as we are.

Posted by: jamdn463 | March 21, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Governor Richardson has extensive international negotiation experience and has been nominate for the Nobel peace prize on four separate occasions. Last month he said that the Clintons used a cluster bomb technique in seeking his endorsement compaired to Obama's surgical air strike technique. All three Clinton's and many of their party supporters called him everyday. Senator Obama made a short personal call to him once every week or two to tell him that he would appreciate the endorsement if he felt he could give it. It was most likely loyalty to the Clinton's that held him back so far, but in the end, he made his choice based on what he felt was best for the country and the party. He said that was "A once in a lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America's moral leadership in the world." The Clinton's did give him a job, but he paid them back. He did the job well. He didn't sell his soul forever because they gave him a job. It's a mistake to be angry at someone who has served us so well because he acts on his own concience. I agree with the writer who said he would support the democratic candidate, whether Clinton or Obama. Obama brings more of what is most important to me, but Clinton is surely better then eternal war. Bush/McCain are sword rattling at Iran and Ecuador and McCain says there will be many more wars. Since our army is already too dessimated to handle what is being asked of them currently without endless rotations for our soldiers, where do you suppose the republicans plan to get the bodies for all this fighting?

Posted by: karela | March 21, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Governor Richardson has extensive international negotiation experience and has been nominate for the Nobel peace prize on four separate occasions. Last month he said that the Clintons used a cluster bomb technique in seeking his endorsement compaired to Obama's surgical air strike technique. All three Clinton's and many of their party supporters called him everyday. Senator Obama made a short personal call to him once every week or two to tell him that he would appreciate the endorsement if he felt he could give it. It was most likely loyalty to the Clinton's that held him back so far, but in the end, he made his choice based on what he felt was best for the country and the party. He said that was "A once in a lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America's moral leadership in the world." The Clinton's did give him a job, but he paid them back. He did the job well. He didn't sell his soul forever because they gave him a job. It's a mistake to be angry at someone who has served us so well because he acts on his own concience. I agree with the writer who said he would support the democratic candidate, whether Clinton or Obama. Obama brings more of what is most important to me, but Clinton is surely better then eternal war. Bush/McCain are sword rattling at Iran and Ecuador and McCain says there will be many more wars. Since our army is already too dessimated to handle what is being asked of them currently without endless rotations for our soldiers, where do you suppose the republicans plan to get the bodies for all this fighting?

Posted by: karela | March 21, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Patrick ~~ I agree. I don't see BHO picking a senator (or a former senator). He needs a Governor but I don't think it can be Richardson. Two minorities on a ticket won't fly. Richardson would definitely be cabinet material but I would guess he's not holding out for the VP slot.

I'm waiting for Bill to call me on this so I can't confirm it at the moment.


Posted by: jlmoriarty | March 21, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"-- I wonder how many of those who condemn Obama for Wright's comments have actually taken the time to see the context of his sermons, i.e., the full sermons. --

Right. He's only a race-dividing lunatic
about 10% of the time see, and the rest
of the time he is Mr Rogers..."
Posted by: straightmedia

So you obviously have not checked them. Congratulations, pinhead.

Posted by: edwcorey | March 21, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

-Posted by: erika8357

Well done, Richardson, you have supported the best candidate BY FAR!

OBAMA FOR AMERICA!
---------------------------------------------

Best candidate by far. My goodness. This bonehead called his grandmother a racist. A woman who raised him. How can anyone vote for a guy who would sell out his own grandmother to win an election, after he, himself got into a political mess because of a racist minister. Very poor judgment. Follow obediently sheep.

Posted by: bnw173 | March 21, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA-WEBB '08!
INTEGRITY, PATRIOTISM
AND
VISION.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 21, 2008 02:52 PM
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While I like them both I don't see him picking a Senator, we only have a one seat margin. More likely to pick a Governor, many saying that is how he got Richardson today.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

THE HUFFINGTON POST IS REPORTING ...

McCain Spiritual Guide Accused Gov't Of Enabling 'Black Genocide'

By Sam Stein

This past week, Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright has come under heavy fire in part over comments that suggested the U.S. government had introduced AIDS into black communities.

But it turns out he's not the only religious confidant to a presidential candidate who thinks the state has targeted black populations with death and disease.

Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio -- whom Sen. John McCain hails as a spiritual adviser -- has suggested on several occasions that the U.S. government was complicit in facilitating black genocide.

In speeches that have gone largely unnoticed, Parsley (who is white) compares Planned Parenthood, the reproductive care and family planning group, to the Klu Klux Klan and Nazis, and describes the American government as enablers of murder ...

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 21, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

It has been quite some time since Richardson has been publicly trying to coerce Hillary to quit.

Many of you need to understand that the Hispanic community would not support Richardson and he would not convince us because we see clearly that he is an opportunist looking to enhance himself at the cost of anything including the population of his state who supported Hillary.

This man rose out of nowhere thanks to the generosity of the Clintons and should have looked at Hillary much closer. Also he has succumbed to the pressures and tactics of the Obama camp who dangled before him possibly a position. You certainly lose your soul when you sell yourselves to the highest bidder.

I invite you to research Richardson's record and you could also discover that he is full of himself (he demonstrated this when campaigning) and only cares about himself. His record also presents a history of harassment and perhaps that is why he is NOT voting for Clinton. Individuals with a low degree of understanding in our community cannot divorce themselves and trascend from their prejudices and the choice could be as simple as Richardson NOT BEING ABLE TO VOTE FOR A FEMALE CANDIDATE despite her qualifications.

Despite his look I DO NOT consider him to be one within our community and sharing our values.

So, don't get fooled because his endorsement will MEAN NOTHING to us and will be the end of his career as he has lost any support from the Hispanic community.

Good riddance!!!

Posted by: Hispana | March 21, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA-WEBB '08!
INTEGRITY, PATRIOTISM
AND
VISION.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 21, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

So now it's a skin "color" thing and not a race thing...what does that mean, a white person with a tan is more likely to vote for Obama because their skin color is closer to his than Hillary's...idiot!

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 02:16 PM
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Well said. By that logic I'd have to vote for McShame, and that is never going to happen. I will be proud to vote for Obama or Hillary. Don't let the idiots get to you, there are many out all the time.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

As a Hispanic this endorsement by Richardson is disgusting. As Richardson is aware of an ongoing racism against Hispanics that Barack Obama has been condoning for some time.
This is a basic text of a letter. I faxed to Governor Bill Richardson today, after learning of his unconscionable endorsement. Early this morning.

Attention to; Governor Bill Richardson March 21, 2008

Ongoing Complaint and Notice

You are aware and it can be confirmed with full documentation that during the time you were a presidential candidate you and other former presidential candidates (i.e Senator Chris Dodd) were repeatedly placed on written notice that presidential candidate/Illinois US Senator Barack Obama and co-chair Obama 2008/Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin had been placed on prior repeated noticed that when I a Hispanic American citizen reported incidents of race discrimination towards me by Hormel foods Corp., UFCW, and Target Corp., the agencies the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (four instance, but not limited to) refused and are still continuing to refuse (even to the date) to afford me, a US American born citizen from the state of Illinois, the full language and the same full and equal protections under Title VII that non-Hispanics enjoy as a matter of record. You and other former presidential candidates (i.e., Senator Chris Dodd, who has already made it abundantly clear by endorsing Obama that he doesn't care about Hispanics/Latinos being treated unequally in Obama's own state of Illinois) were repeatedly placed on written notice about presidential candidates/Illinois US Senator Barack Obama's unwillingness to stop ongoing illegal discrimination. In his own state of Illinois as it relates to his Illinois constituents (who happened to be Hispanic/Latino) when they report race discrimination in Illinois, which are facts that can be verified. By endorsing Barack Obama you are helping Obama to facilitate this harm against Hispanic Americans, which makes this ongoing fight against this form of discrimination harder because you are Hispanic. Governor Bill Richardson, you are knowingly selling Hispanics out for whatever Barack Obama is promising you. I am not a governor I am just an average Hispanic American citizen in Illinois and in Barack Obama's own state of Illinois. If you identify yourself as being Hispanic and report race discrimination not as a governor you will run into the same discrimination and obstacles I am fighting against that without dispute prevent me, a Hispanic American natural born citizen, the same rights and language non-Hispanics enjoy as a matter of record when non-Hispanics assert race discrimination in Illinois, and having been placed on repeated written notice by me about this ongoing discrimination in Illinois against Hispanics/Latinos you are now being complicit in this discrimination against Hispanics/Latinos by endorsing Barack Obama as there can be no dispute this obstruction of justice and discrimination is ongoing in my particular case. Barack Obama has given a supposedly historic speech about race recently to defend his pastor's hate of America but Hispanics like me who love America cannot assert race discrimination because of Barack Obama's inaction. This should be more than a simple red flag, but with history on my side and facts that back up the true nature of Barack Obama you endorsing Obama will forever include you with Barack Obama's racist legacy.

cc: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Senate majority leader Harry Reid,
John Edwards

If any good reporter wants they can check this out!

Posted by: Chaos45i | March 21, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The undecided superdelegates as an obligation, side with the candidate who has more delegates and has won more states, and has the best chance of beating the republican nominee and that's been proven countless times in Polls to be Obama.

Posted by: erika8357 | March 21, 2008 02:10 PM
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See my above post, the superdelates by DNC rules are under no obligation but themselves.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

What does anyone expect? Skin Color Means More than loyalties to previous supporters

Posted by: jmj350 | March 21, 2008 11:51 AM
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So now it's a skin "color" thing and not a race thing...what does that mean, a white person with a tan is more likely to vote for Obama because their skin color is closer to his than Hillary's...idiot!

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

-- I wonder how many of those who condemn Obama for Wright's comments have actually taken the time to see the context of his sermons, i.e., the full sermons. --

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Right. He's only a race-dividing lunatic
about 10% of the time see, and the rest
of the time he is Mr Rogers...

;-)

% of the time, is irrelevant. Wright
spewed it, Barack attended. For 20 years.
By Obama's own acknoledgements now,
only because he knew he was about to
be busted on last week's version, that
he hadn't heard them before.

Hypocrite / Demagogue / Game Over

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Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Well done, Richardson, you have supported the best candidate BY FAR!

You clinton and mccain supporters are so bitter at every single positive thing that happens to Obama. Surely the best candidate with the best credentials should win. And that person is clearly Obama. Sorry to dissapoint you, but he is going all the way to the white house as President Of The United States Of America.

I mean, Mccain is addressing his democratic nominee as Obama, not clinton. Obama has won twice as many states, more delegates, he has the popular vote, etc, etc.
Obama is ahead of clinton. The undecided superdelegates as an obligation, side with the candidate who has more delegates and has won more states, and has the best chance of beating the republican nominee and that's been proven countless times in Polls to be Obama.

Remember the campaign slogans :

- hillary for president.

- OBAMA FOR AMERICA!

Posted by: erika8357 | March 21, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Yet she can only win if she gets the super delegates to overturn the voters... and who are the endorsers but the super delegates! This looks like a major gaffe by Hillary as she can't have it both ways! Look for other superdelegates to start making their move to embrace the candidate with the popular vote, the most elected delegates and the most states... nobody by Hillary wants the outcome decided in a smokey room at the very end.

Posted by: arthurWfromVA | March 21, 2008 01:59 PM
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I know who superdelages were but did not know the rules so I looked them up.

"Superdelegate" is an informal term for some of the delegates to the Democratic National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Democratic Party.

Unlike most convention delegates, the superdelegates are not selected based on the party primaries and caucuses in each U.S. state, in which voters choose among candidates for the party's presidential nomination. Instead, most of the superdelegates are seated automatically, based solely on their status as current or former elected officeholders and party officials. Others are chosen during the primary season. All the superdelegates are free to support any candidate for the nomination.

As the last line says, ' All the superdelegates are free to support any candidate for the nomination.'

So they are not going against the rules. The one thing that is clear is the DNC needs to get it's act together. If we lose against McShame, it will be sad.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Let the weakminded be silenced to the louder positive crowds of every life position and status, age, registered party preference, religion, all combined.

Hillary or Obama for 2008

Any progress is good for this country. For us positive people, lets join in the ranks to victory. Nevermind the few, let us be the majority. We do have that option.

I look forward to November; let the most understanding outnumber the less. That's all I have to say about that =) To all of you, goes my nod =)

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

-- She CAN NOT win in popular vote --

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Media Inc. is now on it's 4th attempt to
tell America that Barack is the nominee;

- "Up 12 points" in NH / Hillary done

- "Closed to 2 points" in CA / Hillary in trouble
in MA, NJ, maybe even NY

- "Up 4 points" in TX, ClosingClosingClosing
in OH / Hillary will have to Quit Soon...


Now they are back to delegate projections and
declaring Hillary "can't win".

Those assume Obama holds the support through
the last 8 primaries, that he's had prior. As if nobody
has much problem with the lunatic pastor that he's
been hypocritically patronizing the last 20 years.

The blogs say otherwise. People are clearly leaving
the tent now. Hillary wins big in PA, Barack can't
wallpaper over Wright with a subject-changing speech
from Tuesday, loses his coalition, loses everywhere left
except maybe Af/Am-heavy NC - you will then see
Media Inc. stand corrected.

Again.


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Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Very interesting choice of words by Clinton:
In a statement Clinton shrugged off Richardson's endorsement, saying "both of us have many great endorsers, and the voters, not endorsers, will decide this election.
Yet she can only win if she gets the super delegates to overturn the voters... and who are the endorsers but the super delegates! This looks like a major gaffe by Hillary as she can't have it both ways! Look for other superdelegates to start making their move to embrace the candidate with the popular vote, the most elected delegates and the most states... nobody by Hillary wants the outcome decided in a smokey room at the very end.

Posted by: arthurWfromVA | March 21, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how many of those who condemn Obama for Wright's comments have actually taken the time to see the context of his sermons, i.e., the full sermons. There are so many willing to attack, based on these outtakes--made by who knows who--and latch onto them to justify the real feelings in their hearts. What kind of cartoon mind will hate a person's words with such venom without taking the minimal time or energy to see if their hatred is justified? I'll tell you: a mind that is predisposed to hate. A mind that is small, lazy, incurious, anti-intellectual and primitive. A mind like George Bush's.

Posted by: edwcorey | March 21, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Richardson wants to get out of Iraq that makes Obama the logical choice. Hillary voted for it. Her constant changing of her opinions on the war, NAFTA, drivers licenses, Florida/Michigan status makes her untrustworthy to do what she says.

Posted by: info4 | March 21, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

-- Obama has neither said nor done anything wrong, --

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Sorry for you regulars for whom the
below is a repost. The above keeps
getting troted out, refute is always
the same;

Rev. Wright spewed extremist, racially
divisive ideology, with malice in his voice.

Barack Obama, the proclaimed racial uniter
to whom words matter, attended.

At worst, he subscribed to it. At best, he
looked the other way. For 20 years.


It's not about "race in America", or
any other subject-changer. It is about
hypocrisy of a presidential candidate.
Period.

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Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Great courage and judgment, Governor Richardson! It's time for Hillary to step aside. She CAN NOT win in popular vote, regular delegates, and now, with this endorsement, will have a hard time pulling the superdelegates to her side. Step aside Hillary. It's Obama's moment!

Posted by: cookhud | March 21, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Great courage and judgment, Governor Richardson! It's time for Hillary to step aside. She CAN NOT win in popular vote, regular delegates, and now, with this endorsement, will have a hard time pulling the superdelegates to her side. Step aside Hillary. It's Obama's moment!

Posted by: cookhud | March 21, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies: "And by the way, it's time someone said this- Howard Dean is the most incompetent, stupid leader the Democrats have ever had- imagine throwing Florida away in the general election because he is afraid of ticking off one of the primary candidates who is losing there?"

It was thanks to Dean and his forward-looking 50-state strategy in 2006 that returned the Senate to Democratic hands. And Dean is once again looking to the future in taking a hard line against those state party organizations that deliberately defied DNC rules and moved their primaries up before Feb. 5. (I certainly don't want to see the next series of primaries beginning in November of 2011.) Dean's performance has been exemplary--I hope he continues in that position for a long time to come.

Posted by: whatmeregister | March 21, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Latest Richardson Endorses Barack HUSSEIN Obama thread (did Murtha's endorsement of Hillary DIANE Clinton get this many threads?): http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/03/21/richardson_endorsing_obama_loo.html

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Losers pick losers! Plain and simple.

Posted by: Diane17 | March 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

". . . who wouldn't want to see Richardson on the short-list for VP"?

Jenny Craig.

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I am for either Barack OR Hillary. Whomever gets the Democratic nomination, is whom will get my vote.

This isn't kindergarten. The Issues we are facing are very real. This is not a game. I hope not all of us are children, but ADULTS; therefore, like Adults we should remind ourselves of where we stand on The Issues and support the nominee whom is proposing to carry out our wishes on the matters.

To those of you whom are Hillary or Obama supporters whom suggest you will totally aim to purposely FLIP the nomination when we may have a strong case to grasp The General Nomination if we all unite regardless of our preferences....THINK ABOUT HOW YOU ALL SOUND RIGHT NOW and let me ask a few questions.

We have TWO fine candidates of the three and they are on very similar issues; their stances on The Issues are not so different.

For ALL of your reasons to remain purposely biased or prejudiced (against the candidates in general, not at all referring to race) it is YOU ALL and not Obama or Hillary-IT IS YOU ALL whom are POLARIZING and DAMAGING not to the party but for this entire country. IS THAT CRAP more important than our Americans serving day in and day out overseas in Iraq of all places when they damn well shouldn't even be there?! WE ARE HERE at home enjoying our comforts, THEY AREN'T. Don't you think many would like to come the hell home? Can you people for once GET OFF OF THE DUMB you know what and think about bigger issues that affects EVERYONE and NOT JUST YOURSELVES?!?! Can you consider to NOT attempt to flip the nomination for your petty reasons for the greater cause that you can help someone else BESIDES YOURSELVES? Did you hear McCain mention he is ready to keep sending our fellow Americans over x amount of years?! Our defenses have been minimized by thousands of individuals, and families are losing crucial members. This is not a game. We need to worry about our economy. Jobs have been shifted overseas and for what?!?! Can you think about the two fine candidates whom will battle that entire issue? There's many many more issues. Please, get off of the dumb you know what and Focus On The Issues and what YOU intend/OR SHOULD intend to help do about it. Get on THAT general bandwagon.

That sure is adult thinking amidst the matters we are facing: "If my candidate isn't chosen, I'm voting for someone whom is totally against everything my preferred candidate is for."

GROW UP!!!

My hope is that every person with legit logic and understanding will vote for the great cause and leave these here people twisting in the wind. We're on the same team for similar reasons. We didn't wait 7 years to flip the nomination FOR AN ADDITIONAL 4 YEARS RIGHT AFTER THIS PAST 7.

Seriously we look like idiots to foreigners, because SOME PEOPLE are allowing the flopping to happen when we clearly have positive choices to choose from. Could it be your faults for Bush? I pray you seriously don't put McCain in office after he has declared to continue Bush's nonsense WHEN THE DEMOCRATS have been attempting to fight his nonsense all along and you're threatening to help McCain?? It is not just the candidates whom may send messages to the foreigners. We the people, putting the nominated into office can send foreigners the message of what we stand for as well. Right now, opinions aren't very enlightened.

Obama or Hillary '08

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 21, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor Bill! He and Pelosi are both angling now
to be VP on the Titanic. Have they learned
nothing from Ted Kennedy?!

;-)


Richardson must have endorsed, after viewing
racially divisive remarks from Wright that he has
no problem with Barack in attendance of for 20
years, but before this;

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610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know (pause) there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."

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"Comes out in the wrong way", indeed. Obama was
referring to himself in the present moment there.
He is far smarter than to utter stereotypes. Even
idiots like Bush don't make that error. Fatigue
and disorientation has obviously set in.

That is backed up by the comical release yesterday
by the Obama staff - after days of scrambling for
something/anything apparently - of a pic of Wright
at some Bill Clinton event at the White House 10
years ago.

As if that somehow legitimizes Wright, or means
Clinton endorsed him just like Barack.

That released yesterday by Obama staff is so
nonsensical, so totally unhelpful to their situation,
it illustrates the kind of internal turmoil that has
taken over. These guys do not know which
way is up anymore.

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Posted by: straightmedia | March 21, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The "ol boys club" strikes again. Shame on you Bill, you just lost your constituency in the Hispanic vote.

Posted by: mjno | March 21, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

The Senate is close to reverting back to GOP control as well -- especially if they can ride McCain's coattails:

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Senate/Maps/Mar21-s.html

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I've always held Richardson in high regard and am delighted to see this endorsement...and he would be a great choice for VP.

I find all the comments about being "disloyal to the Clintons" or "doing this to become the VP choice of Obama" to be very disappointing.

If a person thinks that an endorsement should be based on "loyalty", doesn't that mean that the only basis for a decision today is what someone may have done for you in the past? Doesn't that mean that someone is not allowed to make a judgment that is based on his current belief?

I happen to agree with Richardson that Obama is a "once-in-a-lifetime leader" which is why as a Republican I am actively supporting Obama...does that mean I am disloyal to my party or does it mean I am loyal to my country. I think loyalty to one's country should be the litmus test, not loyalty to personal relationships.

Oh, and by the way, who wouldn't want to see Richardson on the short-list for VP. He too is a leader with great judgment and wide-ranging experience.

Is it just possible that we might end up with a government that can work over the couple of terms instead of the embarrassing debacle we have all suffered with under the Bush Administration?

Good luck Mr. Obama and thanks for supporting the best candidate in the race, Mr. Richardson.

Posted by: cecordu | March 21, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I will translate for the non-Latinos:

Latinos unidos jamas seran vencidos!

VAMOS HILLARY!!! ---> Hilalry wears undies and clothes that look like pajamas seven sizes too big.

Posted by: johng1 | March 21, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Here's the hypothetical match-up between Barack HUSSEIN Obama and John SIDNEY McCain:

http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Just a few thoughts.
I find it interesting that there are few, if any, posts dealing with why we should vote for Hillary, only why we should vote against Obama.

The only way Obama injected race into this campaign that I have seen is by having the unmitigated gall to run for President in the first place. How dare he?

Part of the significance of the Richardson endorsement is that Bill Richardson must have a pretty good idea about what his political future holds if Hillary wins the nomination, but he endorsed Obama anyway.

Posted by: JoeBewildered | March 21, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Can you say damage control?? Obama is no better than Hillary, she is just more qualified that's all.

Latinos unidos jamas seran vencidos!

VAMOS HILLARY!!!

Posted by: jmrascon | March 21, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Hey! Numbnuts! New Mexico Democrats already had their CAUCUS on Super Tuesday - Feb 5th - Hilary Clinton is leading that by 1 percentage point 49% to Barrack Obama's 48%.

Posted by: rikkirat | March 21, 2008 01:28 PM
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Sorry, I stand corrected, I was looking at the GOP map by mistake. By the way, no need for the trash talk, I didn't use it on you did I?

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

What if Hillary Clinton wins EVERY State contest from here to the Convention -- then NEITHER candidate will get to the number of regular delegates needed for the nomination -- wouldn't she at least have the momentum?

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson joins The Last Dog Death Watch

WELCOME!

Posted by: JMcCSF | March 21, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Beeeeee ..... Ooooooooo

Pheeew, glad that's behind us.

Barack Obama 08!

Posted by: johng1 | March 21, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

To all those who believe Richardson is disloyal. Perhaps you should head over too George Bush and the Republicans. They reward loyalty over all else, including competence.

This is an important step towards Obama's nomination.

For all those who will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee and those who also said they'd vote McCain if Hillary was the nominee, you're m'rons. A bunch of pathetic, insecure voters who would rather vote out of spite than common sense. The same lot who probably elected George Bush twice.

Posted by: iwmtv2024 | March 21, 2008 01:13 PM
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I agree with you that this can only help Obama, who I will vote for, another point we agree on. What I don't agree with are people who trash ones who don't agree.

The only person that helps is McShame, by either doing as some say, staying home or voting for him.

Please people, enough of the hate, that only helps the GOP.

One last thing, in politics it is disloyal to back the people who got you where you are. He should have stayed nuetral. If Obama loses Richardson will never work outside of NM.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

For anyone living in Pennsylvania:

Monday, March 24th is the DEADLINE to register for the Pennsylvania primary -- if you are currently registered Republican or Independent -- you can always switch back after the primary:

https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

Posted by: JakeD | March 21, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 10:46 AM: "Just wanted let you know, the NM primary has not happened yet, June 3."

Hey! Numbnuts! New Mexico Democrats already had their CAUCUS on Super Tuesday - Feb 5th - Hilary Clinton is leading that by 1 percentage point 49% to Barrack Obama's 48%.


Posted by: rikkirat | March 21, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone thought that perhaps Bill Richardson's experience with the Clinton's has given him the insight to endorse the Candidate who he thinks can best serve this country. This discision does not demine or criticize Hillary. It is just the fact that he believes Barack Obama is the better overall choice.

Posted by: mvers | March 21, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"Reading these postings and others like them have made me realize that my cynicism about politics increasingly has less to do with the politicians themselves than with the people who support or oppose them. The level of discourse reminds me of high school sports rivalries.

Posted by: james.showalter | March 21, 2008 12:31 PM"

If all the mindless invectives and flatulent speech were removed from this blog it would be a short thread indeed. If this is the level of discourse over a political endorsement then I worry for whomever gets the nomination and the heavy lifting required by the party's nominee.

Posted by: jlmoriarty | March 21, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I've always liked Richardson,believe him to be a good governor, etc. But I disagree with his endorsement. I fear it was motivated by a desire to be vice president. I don't think it will have much impact. And if Hillary is the nominee, I hope she doesn't select him as a running mate. Blind loyalty is stupid. But deserved loyalty is valued.

Posted by: dissertator08 | March 21, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

To b202We people who do not like what we hear comming out of Rev.Wright mouth we are not right wing radical we love our country and don't like people who are hate- mongers put it down Why does Bil Richardson think the Latino vote will go for him it didn't when he was on the ballot how can some one who is suppose to love this country endorse Obama after him being envoled with sireian business man rezko will ayers the minster
getting a nephew of rezko as his aide when he was Il Senator And wifie saying those things about AmericaI hope everyone who endorsed him loses their home state

Posted by: yankeenana2 | March 21, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

why not? he can give richardson's cousins from mexico drivers licenses right away.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | March 21, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

KEEP GOING HILLARY!!!!

Posted by: slmerrick | March 21, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't think obama will can unit this country...

Posted by: slmerrick | March 21, 2008 01:15 PM
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Give him a chance. There are people in this country who would like to see one America. Why don't you become one of them?

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 21, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson I've thought for some time would make a great VP for Obama. Yeah!

Posted by: ac11 | March 21, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't think obama will can unit this country...

Posted by: slmerrick | March 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I don't think obama will can unit this country...the damage has been done.

Posted by: slmerrick | March 21, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

To all those who believe Richardson is disloyal. Perhaps you should head over too George Bush and the Republicans. They reward loyalty over all else, including competence.

This is an important step towards Obama's nomination.

For all those who will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee and those who also said they'd vote McCain if Hillary was the nominee, you're m'rons. A bunch of pathetic, insecure voters who would rather vote out of spite than common sense. The same lot who probably elected George Bush twice.

Posted by: iwmtv2024 | March 21, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

To all those who believe Richardson is disloyal. Perhaps you should head over too George Bush and the Republicans. They reward loyalty over all else, including competence.

This is an important step towards Obama's nomination.

For all those who will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee and those who also said they'd vote McCain if Hillary was the nominee, you're morons. A bunch of pathetic, insecure voters who would rather vote out of spite than common sense. The same lot who probably elected George Bush twice.

Posted by: iwmtv2024 | March 21, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

BILL RICHARDSON. What a ZERO, pandering for a V.P. position, staying quiet to endorse either candidate till he thought Obama would prevail, then, calling for Hillary to quit the race before the people had a chance to speak in Texas and Ohio when it was still virtually tied as it is now.

Zero because Bill Richardson picked up all of ZERO delegates when he bowed out of the race just before his state's (New Mexico) caucus, because he did not want to be embarrassed in his own state.
He didn't have the "cojones" to continue, Hillary does, she wears the "Pant-Suit"!

Bill Richardson is a former Clintonista, un-grateful and dis-loyal after Bubba put him on the map. Nobody wants him as a V.P., because being overweight, he is only good to occupy latitudes and longitudes on that map that Bill C. put him on! "HE is the overweight lover in the house, the house...!"

Richardson is a wannabe latino (one could not tell from his name) who started to market himself as one after it became fashionable to be "livin' the vida loca"! I wonder if he can even speak the language (Spanish) properly? He can't, just heard him endorse, his accent sucks and his vocabulary limited.

Bill Richardson's endorsement is like having PESOS in your pocket, CHANGE that is not worth very much!

Who was he (Richardson) to tell Hillary to quit the race when there was still "time left on the clock"? Americans are not quitters, it's just not the American way. Hillary is a great American and she will be a great President!

God Bless America, God Bless America, God Bless America. Yes, the 2nd word is BLESS, let me repeat it: GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Posted by: cheersdk | March 21, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

And with that bucket of water, Hillary is officially melting. Crank the Heart, oooooooo barracuda!

Posted by: gmundenat | March 21, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is a DLC DINO corporatist and is splitting the Democratic party with her Rovian smear-and-lie tactics.

----------------------------------------
Tom, you're giving Rove too much credit.

Clinton people are tough, down and dirty fighters. (Harold Ickes)

Not on his best day could old Karl even hope to match them.

I am surprised Obama has survived thus far.

It is certainly impressive.

Posted by: bobbobcat | March 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm a hispanic and my vote will not go to Obama. What a disappointment this is. What a sell out you are, VP?

Posted by: jmrascon | March 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Si se puede! Si se Puede!

Obama Richardson 08!

Together we can make a better America. Confront racial hegemony and silence.

If you see racism, confront it.

Posted by: AngryLiberal | March 21, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Ding dong the witch is DEAD !!!!!!

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 21, 2008 12:57 PM

++No wonder you have no problem with the Rev's hate speech...

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Great choice! A late endorsement is better than no endorsement.

Actually, many blacks are Latino and many Latinos are black. Latino (language) versus black (color) is not an accurate comparison. Being Latino means so many different things to so many differnt cultures. During slavery I might add, a greater percentage of Africans ended up in other parts of the Americas, West Indies, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hondurus, Brazil, etc. than the smaller percentage of Africans that came to the US.

Of course, US history in the US doesn't exactly teach the whole truth to our youth. In my youth, everything seemed to start with slavery and end with MLK. This also contributes to the many issues we are seeing with respect to race and culture.

Posted by: Anacostiaque | March 21, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Good for Richardson. Obama is the real deal.

Hillary's shill Mark Penn is a union-busting scumbag who does PR for Blackwater, those murdering mercenaries.

Hillary is a DLC DINO corporatist and is splitting the Democratic party with her Rovian smear-and-lie tactics.

Posted by: TomIII | March 21, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

As a Hispanic myself I totally disagree with Richardson endorsing Obama. He has risen to where he is today ONLY because of the efforts and support of the Clintons and he reaped out of his connection with them. True Hispanics have a deep sense of loyalty and appreciation for those that support us and Richardson once more proves to be JUST AN OPPORTUNIST looking for a way to make bigger bucks. I do not accept his idea of UNITY and CHANGE because Obama HAS DONE ABSOLUTELY nothing for our cause. The Clintons with their longstanding actions of support are much more credible.

I,unlike others, would not support one within our group that is NOT DESERVING and we have seen that his ties are merely those where he can gain something. He used the Clintons continuously and now he throws them in the bus. I guess Obama and Richardson are soul mates!!!

Further, in our culture there is a major test that hispanic males need to pass and it is that of trascending MALE CHAUVINISM. It is a vicious cycle for quite a few males in not educating themselves enough to recognize that WOMEN can be as effective in our societies as MEN are.

Richardson has FAILED majorly this test!!!!!

Posted by: Hispana | March 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Richardson endorsement helps Obama as much as Kennedy's and Edward's did in MA

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Ding dong the witch is DEAD !!!!!!

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 21, 2008 12:57 PM
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Very mature, what are you 5? Do your parents know you are playing with their computer?

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

This promises to be (finally!) one of the last nails in Hillary's political coffin. Richardson knows who has the best chance to win in November.

A smart move!!

Posted by: acboatman | March 21, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

DemocratforPeace: "BARACK OBAMA PLEASE STEP DOWN. The Democratic Party is bleeding by being split - deeply - in two."

Richardson's endorsement shows the just the opposite. An Hispanic governor who was a former Clinton appointee is joining the Obama campaign. Obama is bringing people of all races and affiliations together, not dividing them. The people who were already against Sen. Obama may be digging in their heels even more firmly, but those people of good will and open minds who are putting the good of the party and the country above personal or ethnic or racial or gender loyalties will win out in the end.

Posted by: whatmeregister | March 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

"What kind of 'judgment' is Gov. Richardson displaying? New Mexico is backing Hillary! He is a traitor to his state - a traitor to the Clintons who boosted his career with cabinet posts. It is back-stabbing, to say the least. And, I don't think it will help Obama. Richardson has a loooooong history of sexual harrassment as Governor. All those stories are about to spill out. Obama = lousy 'judgment.'"

Posted by: bermansylvia | March 21, 2008 10:21 AM

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I'm guessing that "loooooong history of sexual harrassment as Governor" would have been copasetic with you had he backed Hillary?

Posted by: Goombay | March 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I can tell you this, as a proud American of Hispanic/Latino descent from Texas, Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barak Obama means absolutely NOTHING to change my vote. My support of Senator Clinton has not changed and I believe that even if I was undecided, Richardson's decicion would have had NO bearing on who I would have eventually chosen.
I didn't support Governor Richardson's run during the early part of the primary race so his decision makes no difference. He's entitled to his own personal beliefs.
I'm more interested in who Senator John Edwards will support.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | March 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama probably offered Richardson the VP slot, something Hillary was not able to do. That's fine, each superdelegate is independent and have a right to endorse whoever they choose. New Mexico went for Hillary and so do most Hispanics. This will just bolster Hillary's argument that superdelegates do not need to follow the voters' preferences but should exercise independent judgment. GO HILLARY!

Posted by: Skkye | March 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I still think this may go to an open convention. Without MI & FL neither may get enough delegets. If that is the case if Obama gets it Richardson got a shot at a job. If Hillary does though he stays in NM. One thing for sure, politicians have very long memories.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Ding dong the witch is DEAD !!!!!!

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 21, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Ding, dong the witch is dead !!!!!!

Posted by: friendlyfire | March 21, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I have lost all respect for Richardson.

Posted by: paris1969 | March 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I've always liked Richardson. He is a very passionate straight shooter when it comes to politics. He is very intelligent and comes with the credentials to back it up. If it were between he and Barrack, it would be a tough decision. But with Hillary, I am so extreme as to say, if she by some stroke of bad luck gets the candidacy, I will for the first time in my life vote for a Republican.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | March 21, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Ask not for whom the bell tolls Hillary, it tolls for thee.

Posted by: gmundenat | March 21, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm a typical voter in so much that I could give a rats a$$ as to who or what is endorsing a candidate. Sometimes these endorsements give me pause to look at the candidates, usually not from a positive perspective. I also think I'm more of a typical voter because when you get right down to it - there's no one that deserves my vote. While there's no way in hades that I'll ever vote GOP again, the mess the Dems are offering up simply sicken me. You've got Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum throwing mudballs at each other - no thanks! Instead, I think I'm going to vote "NONE OF THE ABOVE" and vote for good ole Ralph Nader (if he's on the ballot). As of now he's the only person I think deserves a shot at the big job.

Posted by: rikkirat | March 21, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

LAGCII wrote: "These post of Demcrats "thinking" of voting Republican if Obama is the party's nominee are false."
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Actually, LAGCII, I don't think they are.

I think they are Hillary supporters and will stay home if Obama is the nominee.

They might be thinking a McCain win means another Hillary run in 2012.

But that can't happen with an Obama win.

With an Obama win, the dream of Hillary in the White House is over forever.

That is why I think they are serious when they post what they do.

Posted by: bobbobcat | March 21, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Oooohhhh, this is a great endorsement! Bill Richardson is the flotation device on Obama's sinking ship. Wait, what is that hissing sound?, Oh noooooooooooooooooobama!

Posted by: brigittepj | March 21, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Gov. Richardson. The sooner we can select our candidate the better. And then perhaps we can start debating some real issues instead of phony ones.

I see that McCain's campaign just fired some low-level aide who was posting videos linking Obama to Wright---good show, Sen. McCain; I bet you've seen enough of slimeball politics yourself. You and Obama are capable of conducting the highest level campaign in decades, and I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: andym108 | March 21, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

No one knows the true stench of the Clintons any better than Bill Richardson.

Posted by: BushCrimeFamily | March 21, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

These post of Demcrats "thinking" of voting Republican if Obama is the party's nominee are false. And if true then those posters were NEVER Democrats. I know the passion of Democrats (Not LIEbermanesque types) once a Democrat it's sort of difficult to "swing" Neo-Con Republican. I am a REPUBLICAN LIFELONG (It's easier for us to rediscover our hearts and switch.) I am voting for OBAMA and proud to do so as a disable veteran and of mixed races. Governor Richardson muches gracious. There are saying about if your neigbors won't vote for you it's because they know you. Governor Richardson knows the Clintons therefore his endorsement, although a little late, speaks volumes,volumes...

Vote for the future, end croynisim.

OBAMA - EDWARDS or RICHARDSON 2008

Posted by: LAGCII | March 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Okay if sleazey con artist Barack Obama is
all about bringing new ideas to the White
House,and is Mr Clean himself,then why does
Barack Hussein Obama hang around with all
these phony has been liberal Democrat
extremists,like Teddy Kennedy,John Kerry
and now Obama picks up the pathethic
endorsement of the Orginial Democrat Race
Card Player Bill Richardson,who used his
Hispanic Blood every time he made a speech
while Richardson was still in the 2008
Democrat Presidential Campaign now then?
Oh don't forget the miserable track record
Bill Richardson ran up in the Clinton
Cabinet,such as the Win Ho Lee Spy Scandal
and total mismanagement of his department,
for all of you Obama Kool Aid drinkers,to
ponder before you rush to make that loser
fat slob phony Bill Richardson Vice President. As Bill Richardson will only
finish off what's left of Barack Obama's
already doomed campaign since all that
phony Richardson is just another big time
Liberal Democrat Political Hack Sleazeball.

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | March 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

//This is great news. I wish he had done it sooner. For the sake of the country, party unity and our best shot at winning this in November, the rest of the fence sitting party elders (superdelegates) should follow suit and put some real pressure on Hillary to come to grips with the fact that she can't win this, is doing more harm than good, and should step aside and wish Obama well.

Posted by: SarahBB | March 21, 2008 09:45 AM

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So in this case, when it suits Obama, you're saying that it is okay for the Superdelagates to decide the outcome and ignore the will of the remaining states that have not voted?

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 10:43 AM //

I'm saying the time is sooner, not later, for the superdelegates to send a clear and united message to Hillary that they are not going to be her trump card. Realitstically, she doesn't have the regular delegate numbers to catch up and before any further divisions are created that can't heal, the party elders left on the fence should let everyone know they are not going to hand this to her. Game over. Stop throwing good money after bad. Let's talk about what's wrong with McCain and the Republicans.

Posted by: SarahBB | March 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Who's afraid of the big bad Hillary?

The Press. I've never seen the press be such wimps about the obvious. Hillary is done, cooked, over. And yet the press is afraid of telling her as much. Hey Hill, you're done, stop working for the Repubs, you're embarrassing yourself. Sure, I know that this is you first real campaign, you may not know how to lose, but jeez, I know 3rd graders who are better sports.

Posted by: robertell | March 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Who's afraid of the big bad Hillary?

The Press. I've never seen the press be such wimps about the obvious. Hillary is done, cooked, over. And yet the press is afraid of telling her as much. Hey Hill, you're done, stop working for the Repubs, you're embarrassing yourself. Sure, I know that this is you first real campaign, you may not know how to lose, but jeez, I know 3rd graders who are better sports.

Posted by: robertell | March 21, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

About 2 weeks ago Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson together were watching some TV sporting event - Clinton then already looked pretty upset. I'm sure Richardson told him then that he would go with Obama.

Posted by: ridagana | March 21, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson made the right decision and joined the rising star of change, all of the narrow minded people should wake up and stop the nonsense.

Posted by: tarigag | March 21, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Hillary reaction on CNN:

In a statement Clinton shrugged off Richardson's endorsement, saying "both of us have many great endorsers, and the voters, not endorsers, will decide this election.

"There are still millions of voters in upcoming contests who want to have their voices heard," she said.

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Ah yes.

Scorched earth politics.

Damn the party.

On to the bitter end no matter how many bodies are left in the wake.

Posted by: bobbobcat | March 21, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Reading these postings and others like them have made me realize that my cynicism about politics increasingly has less to do with the politicians themselves than with the people who support or oppose them. The level of discourse reminds me of high school sports rivalries.

Posted by: james.showalter | March 21, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad this final agreement , the country need to pay back the millions of abusses against the black people for generations, also to the spanish people whose territories USA steal centuries ago. It's time that the racist and the kkk pay back the abusses to the japanese concentrations camps in california, to the chinese railroad workers of the century, pay back to the world for the abusses you USA commit against the small countries in the world.

Posted by: jwalwayshotmailcom | March 21, 2008 10:46 AM
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I am an African American and even I am trying to figure out WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!?? Obviously you are a Clinton kook trying to stir up racial and cultural hate; you people are such jokes...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I am sure that all the Hillary supporters would have felt much differently about the significance of this endorsement had it gone her way. Alas, they have shown themselves to be childish, ignorant and horrifically poor spellers.

Kudos for remembering to point out his middle name. I hear FOX Noise is hiring, you racists

Posted by: andillformthehead | March 21, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

opps sorry I mispelled American, wouldn't wanna be considered antiamerican by that typo

Posted by: ebna08 | March 21, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

This is a big plus for Obama, mainly because it blunts Clinton's efforts to undermine Obama with the superdelegates. I doubt we'll be seeing an Obama/Richardson ticket though. Political reality makes it highly probable that Obama is going to choose a non-minority as his running mate.

Posted by: skrut003 | March 21, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Four more years! Richardson 2012!

Posted by: lithium452 | March 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies: I think it would be wonderful for Gore to be part of this - my wet dream ticket would be Obama/Gore - but almost more like a co-presidency - one looking out for the planet and helping to implement alternative energy policies, the other for mending Americas relationship with the rest of the world - Gore is probably the one person I would be ok with Obama being a VP to, rather than heading the ticket - but ultimately I'd prefer it to be equal partnership. I would like to see Richardson in a Secretary of State type role, Edwards in an AG role looking after worker rights - the four of them really - Obama, Gore, Edwards, Richardson - if they could work to their strengths - my goodness, we might just get some of these problems sorted out eh?

Posted by: JayKay2 | March 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Richardson or Edwards? Both good choices :)

Religious Bigotry

FOR THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE THAT STILL ARE "OUTRAGED" ABOUT THE COMMENT MADE BY MR. OBAMA'S MINISTER READ THIS ARTICLE AND TELL ME THERE ISNT STILL A REASON FOR THOSE COMMENTS NOT TO BE SAID.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20080321/cm_huffpost/092663

P.S. WHY ISN'T THERE AS MUCH FUSS ABOUT WHAT JOHN MCCAIN'S PASTOR SAID ......BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE????? READ THE ARTICLE

John McCain's new best friend, Pastor John Hagee, refers to the Catholic Church as "a great who**" and a "cult" complicit in the Holocaust. What was McCain's response? Last week, he simply said, "I repudiate the possibility that some of you took Rev. Hagee's salient but poorly constructed remarks to possible indicate that he may have some anti-Catholic sentiments which he does not." Did he denounce the statements? Yes. The man? No.

Thats it thats all he said and is he being crucified? considered un-americam?

Posted by: ebna08 | March 21, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Religious Bigotry

FOR THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE THAT STILL ARE "OUTRAGED" ABOUT THE COMMENT MADE BY MR. OBAMA'S MINISTER READ THIS ARTICLE AND TELL ME THERE ISNT STILL A REASON FOR THOSE COMMENTS NOT TO BE SAID.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20080321/cm_huffpost/092663

P.S. WHY ISN'T THERE AS MUCH FUSS ABOUT WHAT JOHN MCCAIN'S PASTOR SAID ......BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE????? READ THE ARTICLE

John McCain's new best friend, Pastor John Hagee, refers to the Catholic Church as "a great who**" and a "cult" complicit in the Holocaust. What was McCain's response? Last week, he simply said, "I repudiate the possibility that some of you took Rev. Hagee's salient but poorly constructed remarks to possible indicate that he may have some anti-Catholic sentiments which he does not." Did he denounce the statements? Yes. The man? No.

Thats it thats all he said and is he being crucified? considered un-americam?

Posted by: ebna08 | March 21, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

A cynical ploy to help Obama over the top so after "four more years" of Bush/McCain Bill can run for president again? Talk about putting personal interests ahead of the party and the nation.

Posted by: lithium452 | March 21, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Only a creep like Mark Penn could say that Bill Richardson's time has long since past and that his endorsement of Obama is not "significant". Had Hillary gotten the endorsement, Penn, Wolfson, and the rest of Hillary's "rig the primary" gang would have said it was a historic moment in American politics, blah, blah. I'm really sick & tired of Clinton's people condescending attitude toward the electorate. I used to support her, but Obama has the bvote of this white, 55 year old male, and has since Billo shot off mouth in South Carolina. Clinton infused racism into this primary and she would do anything, even if it destroys the next generation of Democratic voters, to get her moment in the sun. It's really despicable.

Posted by: pookiecat | March 21, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

That's not roadkill, it's the Clinton campaign..... This tops off a good week for Obama: the Wright speech, AKA JFK II, no do-overs in florida or mich., and now an endorsement from someone very close to the Clintons.

Posted by: barnardj1 | March 21, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson shows the courage of his convictions.

Great news, great timing, and a plus for America!

I hope this is the first step towards an Obama/Richardson ticket.

Posted by: debrigard | March 21, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies wrote:
PatrickNYC1 : Your warning to the Obama nuts comes too late. I was dying to vote against the thieving Republicans, but at this point I wouldn't vote for Obama if McCain shot a baby point-blank on live television and then lied about it. And most of my friends and relatives feel the same way.
Darn shame- I really wanted to like Obama, but his campaign is hateful and he has displayed moral cowardice throughout, in every way, on all levels.
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lol...you are such a liar, your negative post against Obama date so far back that your pea brain can't even recollect the distance, lol...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Bill, You are relevant after all (of course you did wait till the revote issue was pretty much over). Congratulate yourself!

Posted by: lithium452 | March 21, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

forgot, the Edwards delegates have turned to Obama and Edwards politics seem to align more with Obama.

Posted by: Juked | March 21, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I got this from a blog.

"One of the most controversial statements in this sermon was when he mentioned "chickens coming home to roost." (Sep 15, 2002) He was actually quoting Edward Peck, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and deputy director of President Reagan's terrorism task force, who was speaking on FOX News."

WHY IS MEDIA NOT PUTTING THIS IN CONTEXT BY SHOWING ANOTHER 15 SECONDS OF THE VIDEO, WHY CAN'T THE PUNDITS JUST LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SERMONS BEFORE REPORTING?

Posted by: texdon21 | March 21, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

The democratic candidates spent a lot of time with eachother during the numerous debates. Richardson has spent a lot of time around the Clintons.

Dodd supports Obama, Richardson supports Obama, Kucinich supports Obama, not sure about Biden.

Clinton is more than willing to hurt the party despite the fact she can't realistically win the nomination.

Posted by: Juked | March 21, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand the bitterness. It's obvious he put personal feelings aside and did what he thought would be best for the party and the country. If more people would think that way, we'd all be better off.

For Clinton to dismiss it after she's been courting hispanics and receiving over 60% of the hispanic vote shows that she's not geniune. Maybe it's time for her to think about what's best for the country & the party.

Posted by: rahrah | March 21, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Bill who?

Posted by: DQuixote1 | March 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Sequoiaqueneaux. There is no reason to hurl insults back and forth about the candidates or each other. Vote for whomever you want to, but if you put out lies and distortion about Obama, his supporters will continue to smack you down with the truth.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Sequoiaqueneaux. There is no reason to hurl insults back and forth about the candidates or each other. Vote for whomever you want to, but if you put out lies and distortion about Obama, his supporters will continue to smack you down with the truth.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Sequoiaqueneaux. There is no reason to hurl insults back and forth about the candidates or each other. Vote for whomever you want to, but if you put out lies and distortion about Obama, his supporters will continue to smack you down with the truth.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

This is a huge endorsment aimed to signal a message to the superdelegates. If this endorsement would have come earlier, it would have given the Texas primaries and the nomination to Obama. It is very understandable that being the one deciding of the nomination was probably too much pressure for Bill and for anyone that respect the party. Bill Richardson made a good judgement call. He will now be a great asset for Barack.

Posted by: Logan6 | March 21, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama's nomination has been likely ever since Super Tuesday. It is becoming moer and more certain.
This endorsement is one mmore step.

Posted by: F_L_Palmer | March 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lilibetii | March 21, 2008 11:56 AM
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I only reposted the original to call attention that the hate shouold stop, on all sides.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama's nomination has been likely ever since Super Tuesday. It is becoming moer and more certain.
This endorsement is one mmore step.

Posted by: F_L_Palmer | March 21, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

A very courageous move by Richardson. I've lived in both NM and Illinois and have nothing but respect for both of these men. The slander you read and hear are from people who would never have voted for either of them it should be like the buzzing of flies. I'm a white male, a veteran and I would be proud to have either as commander in chief.

Posted by: evilalbrown | March 21, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Freedomchild wrote: "Bill Richardson Who? Oh yeah, now I remember, he's the one that the Clinton's gave all of those high ranks jobs to so that he have something to bost about during the debates. And attended the Super Bowl with Bill. That Bill Richardson. BACK STABBER!" Get off it! Instead of giving Richardson respect for his courage and wisdom, the poster resorts to bile and hatred. This is not about friendship and loyalty. This is about whom he thinks can make a better president! I admire him for not giving the endorsement before the Texas votes so he would not unduly influence Hispanic votes (Obama won anyway). He is obviously trying to become part of the Dem. Party's effort to close out the deal before more damage is done to the party.

Posted by: KT11 | March 21, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Great! Good decision Mr. Richardson...he made a mature, reasoned decision about what's best for our nation's future and a decision that's based on blind loyalty to an old friend. Richardson has said he's grateful that Bill Clinton had him in his gov't but that he served Bill well during those yrs and did his part in that administration but that he has to make his decision based on what HE believes is best for the nation at this time. That's integrity!
OBAMA '08!

Posted by: bwotorson | March 21, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse


dyinglikeflies cried, "To majorteddy, sequoia, and any other Obama groupie who calls everyone else nasty names for not agreeing with them- you guys are most of the reason why Obama lost my vote and will lose the election. After the election you can go back to playing video games at home while the country goes down the tubes, because to you this is, emotionally, just another video game. You shout insults via your keyboards and pretend you are being "political". You and people like you represent the failure of democracy."
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Awww, does the guy who calls Obama supporters "nuts" and "freaks" and "groupies" feel like he's being called names?

Here's a thought - maybe you should, you know...stop calling people nasty names when they don't agree with you if you are going to pretend like you're above calling people names because they don't agree with you? It's just an idea.

I am a very politically aware and educated person who supports Obama. Many if not most well established thinkers, party leaders, activists, regular Democrats, new voters, independents, people of all ages, races, incomes, education levels and worldviews are proud to support Barack Obama. To demean and dismiss us all shows why your candidate is losing. To say I'm the death of our country and our democracy is pure, 100% unfiltered fanaticism.

Please grow up and stop being such a petty little hypocrite. It's not cute. It's not intelligent and it's not right.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Haha. The decision was obvious. Sell out? Yes. And ANOTHER WASHINGTON INSIDER for Obama.

HRC hasn't approach a VP candidate (aside from Edwards I bet) cause she not the front runner.

At this point, it's not about fairness, but momentum and when you 'peak'.

Obama's camp approach Richardson and likely offered the VP slot, cause 1. Edwards has not endorsed him since Obama's base is the wealthy affluent or [wealthy] college kids (really, college is a 'vacation' nowadays for 80% of the young folks), which is not Edward's base-he's for the middle class. 2. cause Obama does not have the hispanic vote. With the polls showing McCain still winning, he needs all the minority votes he can get since he messed up with the Pastor incident and the [absolutely] no-lower drink age in the military.

As for McCain, Obama supporters has merit no McCain and race--case in point: McCain's non-white, adopted child.

Posted by: recharged95 | March 21, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Governor Richardson; as an original supporter of your campaign, I was fervently hoping that you would lend your great political gravitas and experience to Senator Obama.

The timing, which I'm sure was not coincidental, could not be better, allowing Senator Obama to reclaim some of that lost momentum caused by the media witchunt following the Rev. Wright revelations.

I hope that you will be invited to join Senator Obama on the campaign trail where your good sense, and common decency, will be an asset.

Posted by: timothy.mullen | March 21, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

To all of the Obama-bots...are you kidding me? You're finally getting a taste of your own medicine on these postings and in the media. After months of reading nothing but the worst and most tasteless comments from many of you about Clinton...while adoringly gushing over the self rightous can-do-no-wrong Obama...we finally see the reality and you all get a taste of your own medicine. You've all helped create this situation with your negativity and now that Obama's hopes are diving...you expect some sympathy and understanding? Right. Go grow up! I will gladly vote for McCain. I want someone in the White House that will be an adult and can lead...not just give great speeches. Speeches don't solve problems and they certainly don't make lies go away. Even the media's preferential treatment and bias toward Obama is not saving Obama from the change that is occuring throughout the country.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 21, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this crazy AT&T allowed me the ability to record live TV shows...

Now I have recorded almost all of cnn news cast. I HAVE OVER 16 SHOWS RECORDED WHERE Lou Dobbs have called our own president Bush stupid, stupid white America for following him. Hillary Clinton spoke in 2006 about President bush of sleeping in the same bed as the Saudi's who is Islam....

Lou Dobbs stated, stupid greedy pigs, who do they think they are, thinking nothing but of them-self, America is foolish and greedy he stated once more. Hateful/racial things. Lou Dobbs stated the president only represent middle-eastern people for oil...speaking about his father affairs with Islam.

Lou Dobbs, quoted the president only represent corp. America. Lou Dobbs stated once, who own the oil? ISLAM. Who deal with Islam white corp. America he stated with force...

I have heard Lou Dobbs call our government stupid at least 100 times, Glen Beck the same words been made by him. I have heard Lou Dobbs call White America greedy people. Lou Dobbs show about china trade went over the top. When they raised Oil look at his taping. Glen Beck as well look at his tapings.

Many other anti American hateful things that even I use to watch and wondered why know one had tone him down...

Now. BEING AN AMERICAN I understood his frustration...but yet instill some of the remarks made was under-minding our Government and his own race. Nobody said anything.

I have several other talk show host that have talked about President Bush as if he did or his administration had something to DO with 911...Now WAIT UNTIL THIS TAPES COME TO LIGHT.

Now here is the question will the entire talk show host come out to light once you mention these tapes...? Or do I have to hit play explaining how we all FEEL, some type of hurt. 360 go back into some of Lou Dobbs Glen Beck, Rush Lim. See and hear these messages and see if he believed in hope or damming America. He used de-grading lang. toward the president and our country as well as the American dream stated over 110 times.

Glenn Beck is the main person I HAVE ON TAPE WHERE HE CALL America no longer white... President Bush must be smoking drugs, the American people don't know better. He needs to go back and review his tapes.

Before I go forward you stated that you are keeping them honest...can you review his tapes and judge for your-self?

Lou Dobbs need to stop telling people to act like Americans when he needs to believe in one. The President of the United STATE OF AMERICA I HIGHEST RANKING OFFICE..................


Posted by: claimsinvestigation | March 21, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I feel good about this.

Posted by: Felipe_M | March 21, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Haha. The decision was obvious.

HRC hasn't approach a VP candidate (aside from Edwards I bet) cause she not the front runner.

At this point, it's not about fairness, but momentum.

Obama's camp approach Richardson and likely offered the VP slot, cause 1. Edwards has not endorsed him since Obama's base is the wealthy affluent or [wealthy] college kids (really, college is a 'vacation' nowadays for 80% of the young folks), which is not Edward's base-his homegrown middle class. 2. cause Obama does not have the hispanic vote. With the polls showing McCain still winning, he needs all the minority votes he can get since he messed up with the Pastor incident and the [absolutely] no-lower drink age in the military.

Posted by: recharged95 | March 21, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

By the way, to those who said I am not a Democrat- I would walk through fire for Al Gore. I harbor a teeny, tiny bit of hope that the convention will deadlock and he is the candidate.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

For any fencesitters out there: compare the post by david.nielsen with those by dyinglikeflies, Kendreik and others unfortunately too numerous here. I think you'll recognize the better candidate by the company he keeps.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS A MESSAGE To THE WASHINGTON POST.

There are a some VILE PERSONAL REMARKS posted by adrienne_najjar March 21 at 9:49 AM and reposted by PatrickNYC at 11:42 AM.

These posts are not in the least reflective of thoughtful people, just the rantings of hateful people. How the Washington Post moderator could let these posts go through is beyond me.

Posted by: lilibetii | March 21, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

This marks the beginning of the end game, as thinking Democrats realize that there is no way for Clinton to win at the ballot box, and therefore they need to get behind Obama. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he has been the better candidate, and will make the better President.

Clinton, and her supporters, have never provided a positive,compelling reason or narrative about why she should be President. The amount of time she has spent going to meetings or traveling to other countries does not matter much; that's not the experience we need in a President. Making decisions about critical public policies, of which Iraq (but also bankruptcy, etc.) has been the most significant this decade, matter greatly.

The Clinton strategy, reflected in her supporters over the last several weeks and in posts today, has devolved into the last refuge of scoundrels which is to tear down, go negative, play as cleverly dirty as possible, etc. But they could never solve their central problem, which was the high negatives of Clinton, and her going negative just reinforces that. There was a good reason that Rove wanted Clinton to be the Democratic nominee; because that gives the Republicans the best chance. And by somehow winding up with media darling McCain as their nominee, Rove must have been thinking that if only Hillary was the opponent they could complete the drawing of an inside straight flush.

But if the remaining superdelegates (i.e., Edwards, Gore, Pelosi, Reid, Emanuel, etc.) can show the political vision, acumen and courage of Richardson, we Democrats can hopefully move on, unite the party, and end the nightmare that has been the last 8 years. McCain would cement the tearing down of our country; he still cannot distinguish between Sunnis and
Shiites, and their different goals, strategies and allies in Iraq, for heaven's sake! He would have been standing on that aircraft carrier just like Bush, declaring "mission accomplished" nearly 5 years age (and 4,000 American dead and many more wounded). What somebody's pastor said 4 years ago does not matter as much as these decisions and mistakes. Hopefully the people who incredibly voted for Bush yet again in 2004, and are now living the consequences of an economy in the tank, a never-ending war, the ice caps melting, etc. will somehow be able to get over their problems with a black man becoming President.

I hope Clinton will recognize the inevitable outcome sooner rather than later, call off her joyless, negative operatives, and retain what can still be a significant role within the party and Senate, and rescue a legacy she can be proud of.

Posted by: david.nielsen | March 21, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

As a proud resident of New Mexico I can say, take my governor, please, quickly.

Posted by: huerfano101 | March 21, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse


kendreik screamed, "GAME OVER FOR OBAMA!
Barack hussein Obama is Black Rasist!He said this himself that his white grandmother is typical white women whose comments make him cringe!And he is supporting his black preacher when he says:God damn Amerika and all the white rich people!He is bashing his grand mother and supporting the black preacher in same time!That is rasist or not?"
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Obama has neither said nor done anything wrong, and the fact that you need to inject Obama's middle name to perpetuate ignorant xenophobia in our country for political gain is pathetic. Quick - what's John McCain's middle name? Don't know it without googling it, huh? We're not swayed by your ignorant little games.

You would obviously never vote for Obama anyway, and I'm 100% certain it has nothing to do with Rev. Wright anyway.

This white guy couldn't care less what some dumb pastor said. He is not running for President, and religion has no place in politics anyway. This white dude supports Barack HUSSEIN Obama 100%!

GO OBAMA!

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Good news! This has got to hurt Bill Clinton a little, but Richardson did what he thought was best for the party and country. Thank you Mr. Richardson.

Polling data are just snapshots of some public sentiment. The reason that McCain is looking better in the polls compared to Obama and Hillary is that both Obama and Hillary are in the news (more negatively than positive) alot more than McCain. Many of the die-hard Hillary (and Bill Clinton) supporters are emotionally upset that Hillary is not the front-runner. Will some the Hillary-supporters vote for McCain versus Obama in a general election? Sure, there will be a small percentage, say 2 to 5%, not the 15 to 25% that current polling shows. Once the contrast between McCain and Obama's positions are laid out in a general election a lot more voters will see McCain as a GW Bush-like candidate and reject him.

The right-wing media is trying to go all out to attack Obama as unpatriotic, racist, and anti-semitic through association with Rev. Wright. However, the right-wing media is making a mistake by this line of attack, because there are a lot more sermons and speeches (and actionable ministries) of Rev. Wright preaching unity and hope.

Posted by: ajtiger92 | March 21, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Kendreik:
Obama doesn't need the support of PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SPELL.

Posted by: marSF | March 21, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies: calling you out. Are you capable of anything other than ad hominems?

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

What does anyone expect? Skin Color Means More than loyalties to previous supporters

Posted by: jmj350 | March 21, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

To majorteddy, sequoia, and any other Obama groupie who calls everyone else nasty names for not agreeing with them- you guys are most of the reason why Obama lost my vote and will lose the election. After the election you can go back to playing video games at home while the country goes down the tubes, because to you this is, emotionally, just another video game. You shout insults via your keyboards and pretend you are being "political". You and people like you represent the failure of democracy.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Thank Gov. Richardson. Don't blame Obama because of what Rev Wright said. Could this latest attack be part of the vast right wing conspiriousy

Posted by: stegam5 | March 21, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"A Scandal", How did MSM allow Obama to almost get Dem Nomination without any Vetting, until YouTube videos shown?

One excuse is that the Rev. Wright quotations were taken out of context. This is usually the last refuge of the correctly quoted who can't think of a better out. There's no way those statements can be justified or become acceptable even if washed and diluted by six oceans of context.

Another defense offered is that critics don't understand the black church. As Larry Elder, a black talk show host who understands the black church, said, "Rev. Wright sounds like a combination of David Duke, Minister Farrakhan and Moe of the Three Stooges."

This would be a scandal and an association that would wipe out most candidates, but the mainstream media is acting as a campaign manager and cheerleader for Mr. Obama. In one of the great journalistic disgraces and failures in American history, the mainstream media has allowed Mr. Obama to reach the brink of nomination without any vetting to speak of until now.

Posted by: rmcnicoll | March 21, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies wrote: "Sequoia, I and Democrats who oppose Obama and will not vote for him are not acting out of "revenge". I didn't vote for McGovern or Carter either, because I felt neither one of them were competent to be President. I love America more than I love the Democratic party, and more than I hate the Republicans. As the Right Racist Rev. Wright has shown us, many Obama supporters do not feel the same way."
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HUH? The fact that you are using some provocative comments by a Chicago preacher as justification for your petty little revenge plan against Obama is really very weak. Rev. Wright is not running for President, and Obama has not said or done anything wrong.

Did you know that Rev. Wright was a guest of Bill Clinton's at the White House? Have you listened to Hillary's favorite Harlem preacher?

Go ahead and vote for Mr. "100-Year-War" in Iraq and "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran McCain. Since you are decided, there is no reason for Democrats to care about you this cycle, and you will have the blood of thousands of people on your ballot.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

freedomchild: re-read your post and ask what you hope to gain with your bitterness? None of us--Richardson included--owes any other human being anything. It's just as reasonable to say Richardson did Clinton a favor by being his ambassador to the UN (though I don't think he did Clinton any favors with some of his work as Energy Sec!). Richardson has a pretty impressive resume without the Clinton assignments. Richardson didn't attend the Super Bowl at Clinton's invitation; Clinton came to court Richardson in NM. Clinton lost the bidding, that's all. Richardson made a difficult, obviously heartfelt choice. Congratulations, Bill Richardson!

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

GAME OVER FOR OBAMA!
Barack hussein Obama is Black Rasist!He said this himself that his white grandmother is typical white women whose comments make him cringe!And he is supporting his black preacher when he says:God damn Amerika and all the white rich people!He is bashing his grand mother and supporting the black preacher in same time!That is rasist or not?

Posted by: kendreik | March 21, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, Bill! I appreciate your ability to see through the cloud that can be arm-twisting calls for "loyalty."

And I'm shocked and saddened by some of the remarks in this comments forum. How dare you Clinton supporters sink to personal insults against the Governor. What a sad day to be a Clinton fan.

Posted by: thecrisis | March 21, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Funny, I thought Virginia was a pretty major state... Isn't Illinois a pretty major state also - third largest city in the country is there?


Sequoia- Still spinning Texas as an Obama win? Get over it- He lost measurably there in the popular vote and nobody but the Obama freaks see it as a win. It was an Obama setback, one or two caucus delegates notwithstanding. This clown has still not won a major state, and that's why he's scared to death of a Florida and Michigan revote. Obama may have stolen the nomination by swamping the caucuses with his kids, but the election will be called for McCain at 9:01 PM on election night, and Barack Obama will never be heard from again. The Democrats are not a party, they are a circular firing squad.

And by the way, it's time someone said this- Howard Dean is the most incompetent, stupid leader the Democrats have ever had- imagine throwing Florida away in the general election because he is afraid of ticking off one of the primary candidates who is losing there? I'd say Dean should go back to being a doctor, but at this point no malpractice insurer would cover him.

Posted by: keirreva | March 21, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Jesus....why do Hillary supporters continually insult Obama supporters in these blogs, as opposed to promoting Hillary's good qualities? I think it's interesting that you can very clearly mark the demographics of each camp.

Posted by: jlm062002 | March 21, 2008 11:32 AM
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And how would you mark this one?

'Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new special, The Hillary Clinton Meal.
You get two fat thighs, two small breasts and one left wing.'

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 21, 2008 09:49 AM


Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies- sounds like you "didn't vote for" a lot of Democrats. Maybe that's because you're a Republican. I think we can handle your threat to go somewhere else, mainly because it sounds like you always do.Bye. BE happy with the sty (or stye, either way).Waller in the mud all you want.Hope you're rich or bigoted so you can get along well with your peers.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 21, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

What does he mean by inspired by Obama's single speech? This is the worst excuse I ever heard for making such an important decision. There seem to be a inner party agenda, that each time Obama is in trouble, there will be some high profile democrat come to his rescue. But he is a bit too late this time, I suspect.

Posted by: work2play | March 21, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If anyone in this country is swayed to vote one way or another just because of an endorsement...we have bigger problems than who is going to be our next president.

Posted by: ray_herbst | March 21, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

What I find interesting is that a man who knows the Clinton's as well as anyone...an extremely loyal friend through the years, a man who Bill Clinton spent super bowl Sunday with, finally threw his support behind Obama. This is an embarrassment for the Clinton's and will they will probably end their relationship with him over it. Not to mention he has given up his ability to be a broker at the convention as he is no longer considered neutral. I think the reason he made the endorsement is because he became offended by Hillary's tactics, and felt that they had given up any claim to loyalty by conducting a campaign that was so foreign to his sensibilities. Bill Richardson is respected in diplomatic circles because of the fact that everyone who knows him knows he is a man of deep integrity. In this struggle between loyalty to the Clinton's, and what his conscience was telling him, his conscience finally decided that it must speak out. Very telling indeed.

Posted by: nyc98765 | March 21, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Remember Richardson is a politician and he wants the VP slot. He probably doesn't think Clinton will name him because she is the Hispanic's choice already and doesn't need him to boost her credibility.
Richardson waited until he knows there won't be a re-vote in Michigan and Florida before he announced his endorsement -- again, just calculation on his part. He was almost on the verge of endorsing Obama before March 4th (remember him making noise about Clinton withdrawing from the race). Then Hillary won so he has been waiting and seeing.
I'm sorry Bill - you bet on the wrong horse. Obama may win the nomination but he won't win the election.

Posted by: alee21 | March 21, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Is he the typical white person. Mr Obamba is the racist of the century. This white Democrat will vote Republican if he gets the nomination. He needs this white male educated middle class jew to vote for him or he will lose. And that will be the beginning of the end of enitilements for black folk.. Get a job will ya....50 years of slavery for whites will end... Just ask the ole Rev Wright.... He wants to leave this wonderful country....

Posted by: robinhood2 | March 21, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Well said, projectscope2002.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson Who? Oh yeah, now I remember, he's the one that the Clinton's gave all of those high ranks jobs to so that he have something to bost about during the debates. And attended the Super Bowl with Bill. That Bill Richardson. BACK STABBER!

Posted by: freedomchild | March 21, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Ok- here's the deal

We have a majority vs mccain with

Latinos and blacks
Young people
White Democrats
White independents

so- mcsame as bush is going down

Posted by: orlsdad | March 21, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is definetly a smitter. Ruff Ruff

Posted by: Maddogg | March 21, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Good decision by Gov.Richardson to endorse the Obama camp. The Obama camp could certainly use some good news after a difficult week. it's a positive march towards the unity of the Democratic party.

It's amazing how much venom is out there on the blogs and on conservative talk radio. There's more underneath those comments and talk among the neo-cons,
the hate mongers, race abaters, obama pastor bashing heralded by none other than Sean hannity, than meets the eyes.

I listen to comments made by both sides and I'm amazed but not completely suprised by the folly coming from people that ought to know better.

Our salvation as a country is not in the hands of a politician. However, we would be well served as a nation with leadership that helps us to see through this prism that there's more that unites us than divides us as a country hence the attraction of the Obama candidacy.

The Clinton candidacy will be more of the same divisive and polarizing politics which the right is well aware of and think they would be well served should she became the nominee for the democratic party in the general election in November.

The MCcain candidacy, i believe would be tired politics not necesarily divisive but not going anywhere either. A MCcain candidacy would be maintaining the status quo. the same as we now have, which isnt necesarily exciting to the conservative on the right but better than a Clinton or Obama presidency.

People out there, think !!!,Use your brain and think as opposed to letting people think for you.

Obama is no messiah, has shortcomings like any other politician and any human being for that matter, but what he brings to his campaign is an acquired understanding for change, not just for change sake, but Change for the challenges ahead that needs a different mindset and a different approach to issues that confronts us all as a nation. Obama seems to know that when we boldly confront the biggest uneasy obstacle and demand for changing our thinking we would be infact changing our lifes.

Need I say to you that Change is not Easy. but, this is where we are presently as a country. we need to resolve within ourselves individually and collectively that we can do better than a failing economy, a failing school system, a five year no end in sight war, a failing health care system, a failing goverment which I agree its not the answer to everything wrong but certainly a big piece of the puzzle in reaching the right solution.

People, we all can do better in challenging ourselves, our thinking, demanding more from ourselves, getting away divisiveness and partisan politics, lifting up ourselves and our nation, knowing that there's more that unites us.


Posted by: projectscope2002 | March 21, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Good decision by Gov.Richardson to endorse the Obama camp. The Obama camp could certainly use some good news after a difficult week. it's a positive march towards the unity of the Democratic party.

It's amazing how much venom is out there on the blogs and on conservative talk radio. There's more underneath those comments and talk among the neo-cons,
the hate mongers, race abaters, obama pastor bashing heralded by none other than Sean hannity, than meets the eyes.

I listen to comments made by both sides and I'm amazed but not completely suprised by the folly coming from people that ought to know better.

Our salvation as a country is not in the hands of a politician. However, we would be well served as a nation with leadership that helps us to see through this prism that there's more that unites us than divides us as a country hence the attraction of the Obama candidacy.

The Clinton candidacy will be more of the same divisive and polarizing politics which the right is well aware of and think they would be well served should she became the nominee for the democratic party in the general election in November.

The MCcain candidacy, i believe would be tired politics not necesarily divisive but not going anywhere either. A MCcain candidacy would be maintaining the status quo. the same as we now have, which isnt necesarily exciting to the conservative on the right but better than a Clinton or Obama presidency.

People out there, think !!!,Use your brain and think as opposed to letting people think for you.

Obama is no messiah, has shortcomings like any other politician and any human being for that matter, but what he brings to his campaign is an acquired understanding for change, not just for change sake, but Change for the challenges ahead that needs a different mindset and a different approach to issues that confronts us all as a nation. Obama seems to know that when we boldly confront the biggest uneasy obstacle and demand for changing our thinking we would be infact changing our lifes.

Need I say to you that Change is not Easy. but, this is where we are presently as a country. we need to resolve within ourselves individually and collectively that we can do better than a failing economy, a failing school system, a five year no end in sight war, a failing health care system, a failing goverment which I agree its not the answer to everything wrong but certainly a big piece of the puzzle in reaching the right solution.

People, we all can do better in challenging ourselves, our thinking, demanding more from ourselves, getting away divisiveness and partisan politics, lifting up ourselves and our nation, knowing that there's more that unites us.


Posted by: projectscope2002 | March 21, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I think the only people who cared that much about Rev. Wright's statements are the far right wing activists working with the Clinton campaign and the hysterical media that makes gobs of money off of hyping these stories beyond their absurd conclusion.

Posted by: B2O2 | March 21, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

zbob99-i disagree with you. It should not be said"even those who know her best", it should read "especially those who know her best" like David Wilhelm and Bill Richardson.i believe Richardson thought"that could have been me if I had been winning against her I would have been the one under attack." It is curious to me that the first breach of security came two days after the Clinton campaign called for Obama to release the list of NATO countries that he had visited and when. The second curiosity is that these happened so close to big primaries. The third is that the supervisor of that department was a former midlevel appointee during the Clinton administration who hit her acme by being appointed ambassador during the late Clinton Administration. The fourth is that she quit her job last month. The fifth is that she is unavailable for comment.I do not trust the Clintons. They will do anything to get Hillary elected and they think they can get away with anything. That makes them doubly dangerous (and a lot like Nixon).

Posted by: majorteddy | March 21, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Jesus....why do Hillary supporters continually insult Obama supporters in these blogs, as opposed to promoting Hillary's good qualities? I think it's interesting that you can very clearly mark the demographics of each camp.

Posted by: jlm062002 | March 21, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson, like Senators Dodd, Kerry, Kennedy, made a GREAT and INTELLIGENT decision in backing Senator Obama.

All you "loyal" Democrats who are so quick to be swayed by Fox News Hate Propaganda and Right-Wing race-baiting need to ask yourselves if you somehow don't trust the judgement of some of the strongest progressive leaders in the Party.

As for the deranged Righties who troll these blogs; you have your crappy, grumpy Bushian nominee already so your opinion of Senator Obama really means nothing.

Posted by: marSF | March 21, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

This endorsement ranks right up there with Greg Oden's, the 20 year old basketball star. I am still going to write-in Michael Wilbon for president.

Posted by: ray_herbst | March 21, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

GOOD TO KNOW WHO BILL RICHARDSON, SOMEONE WITH VAST FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE, WANTS TO BE ANSWERING THAT PHONE AT 3 A.M. IN THE MORNING.

GRACIAS, BILL!

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 21, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

GOOD GOING, BILL RICHARDSON.

NOW YOU CAN SAY AN EARLY GOODBYE TO YOUR AMBITION TO BE THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. YOU WAITED TOO LONG TO SEE WHICH WAY THE WIND WAS BLOWING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU FORGOT TO FEEL THE WIND THIS LAST WEEK TO FIND THAT IT IS NOW BLOWING IN HILLARY'S DIRECTION.

Posted by: lilibetii | March 21, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

mrmagoo066, amen! I have been reading several of his sermons over the past week, including the "Audacity of Hope" sermon that motivated Barack's second book (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/03/for-the-record.html) Frankly, I'd never heard of Rev. Wright, not being in his part of the country or his church. But you know, when I started hearing Hannity play those clips and had to reconcile that with the Obama I've been reading for several years now, I knew there had to be more to it. So, instead of taking anyone else's word for anything, I just did about an hour's worth of Internet research, found the complete text of several of his sermons and read them. He's a great preacher whose principle theme--why can't our country live up to its ideals?--is a tremendously important one for every person in the US.

Please, those of you feeling ambivalent about the "clips," do a little homework and think about who's pushing the clips down your throat 24/7.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Kudos to the governor. I know he felt great loyalty and friendship with the Clintons, but he had to go with the leader he knows we need now. Exactly right. Hopefully Edwards and Gore will follow suit in short order now, and Hillary's plan to destroy the party if it doesn't nominate her will fade into obscurity.

Let's start concentrating on November, Dems! There's important work to be done.

Posted by: B2O2 | March 21, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Sequoia, I and Democrats who oppose Obama and will not vote for him are not acting out of "revenge". I didn't vote for McGovern or Carter either, because I felt neither one of them were competent to be President. I love America more than I love the Democratic party, and more than I hate the Republicans. As the Right Racist Rev. Wright has shown us, many Obama supporters do not feel the same way.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

The sooner Clinton steps out of this race and people stop obsessing over the first female president vs. first mixed-race president thing the better because there just happens to be a whole barrage of very important issues you should be focusing on right now.

Posted by: JayKay2 | March 21, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Magoo, don't worry about Rev. Wright. He's just red meat for the haters. Obama has used the issue to embolden his base. Ranting against Rev. Wright merely exposes one as a self loathing closed minded failed human. Them red staters are just cowards, Scared of everything. Our President can't even have a beer.

McCain is going to run a clean campaign, but I predict that Obama will win in a landslide.

Partly cuz I'm a Republican white guy. I like McCain, he's a resaonable guy. Obama is the bomb though. Once in a lifetime!

I feel bad for Hillary supporters now, for she's got them workingn for the republicans. I don't think that's what they signed up for.

Posted by: robertell | March 21, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse


to badger3:

And Hillary Clinton's accomplishment is that she is married to a former Presdent. That's it. Sound fair?

You are obviously spewing a radically unbalanced view of Obama. You are a lousy Democrat. You should be ashamed of yourself for being such a traitor.

Obama has earned the same place in the national government as both Hillary Clinton and John McLame. To pretend like he's not a highly capable, accomplished and intelligent man is really very odd.

We aren't interested or swayed by your right-wing attacks.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

The vile venom that's being spewed on this blog (not debating the issues but slandering the candidates on both sides) represents the best reason of all to vote for Obama. He may not succeed, but he's clearly the best choice to lead the nation away from this bitter divisiveness that has gotten so out of hand in our (potentially) great society.

I say "potentially" because it's attitudes like these that prevent us from achieving what would otherwise be so easy for this nation, given our wealth, creativity and energy.

Peace, universal healthcare, good educational system, anyone? Or would you rather just spew?

Blogs are certainly a mixed blessing. They let anyone into these things.

Go Barack!

Posted by: yogi11 | March 21, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse


Some Clinton's Hispanics must be crying foul, I do not understand why people are influenced to vote out of obligation for the Clintons. Richardson made a conscious decision, and we must give credit to his independent thinking and not become a slave to the Clintons, because he worked with him. He has great flexibility and I admire his courage. He made his choice, but I think it came a bit late, as he should have done that before the Texas primary, probably would have made a difference. Mr Penn, when Murtha endorsed Clinton, no one in the Obama's campaign mentioned anything.how come you are making remarks. You are such a hypocrite.

Posted by: daxjen13 | March 21, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

PatrickNYC1 : Your warning to the Obama nuts comes too late. I was dying to vote against the thieving Republicans, but at this point I wouldn't vote for Obama if McCain shot a baby point-blank on live television and then lied about it. And most of my friends and relatives feel the same way.
Darn shame- I really wanted to like Obama, but his campaign is hateful and he has displayed moral cowardice throughout, in every way, on all levels.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM
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While I find your line 'I wouldn't vote for Obama if McCain shot a baby point-blank on live television and then lied about it.' very funny, I sadly think McShame would do that to get in office. Sen. Bomb, Bomb, Iran is not of sound mind. Plus I heard he asked Dick Chenney for lessons on how to shoot a gun. HMMMM

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson does not represent the Latino community but only his own ambitions and disregard for what is best for the Latino community.
I feel very lucky to be of Hispanic descent, because I've been able to maintain a clear understanding of discrimination in our society; on the one hand from whites towards minority groups and on the other hand from blacks towards whites and non-blacks.
White's discrimination has been tempered by political correctness and "white guilt" combined with fear of black's rage which can be incendiary; but black discrimination is growing and becoming more aggressive, based on their belief that they have the right to do so, because of past injustices.
Obama's plan is not to unite our society by bringing peace among all the different cultures in our country but to achieve the goals of the black church he belongs to which are to achieve superiority and dominance over whites.
Hillary and former President Bill Clinton have made efforts to provide freedom and economic success to all Americans, blacks, whites and minorities that work hard as a way to achieve the American dream of living in a free and loving society and being able to provide for their families. We should all be grateful for their efforts and support Hillary in her campaign, because our future and our country's future depends on it.
Bill Richardson support for Obama and his unpatriotic religious advisor Wright does not speak for the Latino community.

Posted by: Manolete | March 21, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

richardson has left the concerns about himself unanswered.he was experienced and should have won the latino vote in new mexico,california and texas. but his presidential bid went nowhere.

obama called hillary a 'democrat from punjab' and painted bill a racist in south carolina.now he is getting what he deserves for it.he is the candidate,not of change, but the one who will take us back into the anger of the 50s and 60s,which the country rejected by voting nixon into the white house because it wanted respect for the country and it's laws, while hillary is the candidate of the future-the one who will bring us health,wealth and prosperity well into the future.

Posted by: sd71 | March 21, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Guess we know who Obama's running mate would be.

Posted by: jcmdstep1 | March 21, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

GOOD GOING, BILL RICHARDSON.

NOW YOU CAN SAY AN EARLY GOODBYE TO YOUR AMBITION TO BE THE VICE PRESDIDENT NOMINEE. YOU WAITED TOO LONG TO SEE WHICH WAY THE WIND WAS BLOWING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU FORGOT TO FEEL THE WIND THIS LAST WEEK TO FIND THAT IT IS NOW BLOWING IN HILLARY'S DIRECTION.

Posted by: lilibetii | March 21, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

The big issues facing us are complex and I have a lot of doubt about which way to go. However, I have no doubt about the way I feel about the Obama Wright issue. Therefore, assuming Obama is the nominee, I will not be voting for a Democrat for the first time in my life.

Posted by: GeneWells | March 21, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Just when I thought Richardson had some signs of intelligence he proves me wrong. Obama has lost this race due to his lies. I've voted all my life as a Democrat and won't vote for this individual. It will be extremely easy to vote for McCain.

Posted by: tmcinroy | March 21, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Good for you Governor Richardson. The Election 08 Train is moving on.Get on Board. Errol Smythe.

Posted by: easmythe | March 21, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Posters like vs_sv and badger3: you do have enough self-awareness to recognize how foolish you sound, right? Are you capable of stringing together a thought or are you only into spewing?

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I think Richardson's endorsement is important for three reasons:

1. It showed integrity and courage for him to do this during the days when Obama is being pilloried for his minister's statements (not to mention that, should Clinton win the Presidency, he would NOT be the VP - not now, anyway). It was the perfect time to prove that only the rats are leaving the ship - and that it ain't sinking.

2. It could very likely begin a more rapid movement of super delegates to end this contest. The SDs are supposed to stop Democratic bloodletting and they surely see what a protracted fight is doing for the Repubs and will do to the Democratic Party.

3. It will eventually have an important impact on the Latino vote - in the GE.

So, here's what I think will happen in an Obama Administration:

P - Obama
VP - Richardson
Sec of State - Biden
Atty Gen - Edwards

and Clinton, for being a good doobie by pulling out of the race before everything disintegrates, will be rewarded with Majority Leader of the Senate (which will get rid of that pusillanimous Harry Reid), and then she and Obama can finally put through Universal Health Care. If Clinton keeps on trying to be the Comeback Kid, any victory would be Pyrrhic at best, or, more likely, she will end up as irrelevant and despised at the bottom of the Democratic Party rubble.

Rev. DoLittle

Posted by: washpost16 | March 21, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

PatrickNYC1:

Yes, I absolutely agree that Obama supporters can be very nasty as well. There are bad eggs behind every candidate and as an Obama supporter I apologize for our bad eggs.

But from my perspective, many Hillary supporters make it far more personal, speak in much wider hyperbole and are MUCH more likely to threaten to get "revenge" against their own party because things may not go their way. The way they use hateful right-wing talking points to attack Obama is absolutely CRAZY! He's a Mooooslim! He's a terrorist! He HATES freedom and America! And so on. Come on guys. Like Hillary, Obama is a strong but flawed candidate with a lot of great qualities.

I just wish people would grow up, get together and whether your preferred candidate gets the nom or not, focus on getting back the White House.

I still believe most people will get over their disappointment and support their party in November. If not, they can go f*ck themselves. Good riddance.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Has ANYONE and I mean ANYONE in here seen the FULL sermons of Rev. Wright of which the infamous clips are a part of????

The comment about chickens coming home to roost...WAS NOT EVEN HIS WORDS..he was QUOTING a US AMBASSADOR!!!

Open your eyes....Go watch the FULL sermons...you'll be suprised by what you find.

Posted by: mrmagoo066 | March 21, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

What do John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Bill Bradley, Gary Hart and Bill Richardson have in COMMON. They are all democrats who stood for the nomination and LOST. Throw in Al Gore and John Edwards for the future, same grouping. The only 2 democrats alive who matter are Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter because they were presidents at one time. I can see Obama catching a flight to Atlanta to suck up the Jimmy Carter now....

Posted by: vs_sv | March 21, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Actually bermansylvia, Obama won the popular vote in two the three congressional districts in New Mexico - Clinton only one in one of them. Interesting thing about the one she won in too. Seems someone from that district took ballot boxes to their home overnight - breaking the chain of correct custody.

Further, in general election head to head polls, Obama wins New Mexico while Hillary loses it. Richardson made the right decision.

Posted by: JayKay2 | March 21, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I wonder what would happen if Mark Penn said something that was actually the truth?

His head would probably explode....

Hey Hillary,

How's that tear you own party apart thing going? Was it fun making cheaters out of your fan base? And will your staff be recieving checks from the Repubs anytime soon?

Hillary has lost. She, and her supporters, are , for all intents and purposes, working for the Repubs now. Hillary said only she and McCain should lead, so, given that she's obviously lost, she's turned her supporters into stooges for the Repubs.

Posted by: robertell | March 21, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Obama's accomplishments to date:

Gave a great speech about invading Iraq (but wasn't in Senate to vote)

Has the most liberal voting record in Illinois state history

Has shown poor judgement by having involvement on with Rezko while he was under investigage. (Obama's words.)

Says he was against the war from the beginning

Had great ground crew to organize and win caucuses

Oprah does rallies for him

Explains his wife didn't mean what she said about being proud.

Ted (leave her to drown) Kennedy endorses him.

Says he was against the war from the beginning

John (arrogant) Kerry endorse Obama over his former running mate Edwards

Cries racism when President Clinton refers to Obama's stance on Iraq as a fairy tail

Calls the Prime Minster of Canada a "President" (then later pokes fun at McCain for making a mistake with words.

Says he was against the war from the beginning

Claims he's to busy campaigning to go to his senate committees

Cries racism when Ferraro makes comments on "affirmative action."

Says he was against the war from the beginning.

Has given a opportunity for Tom Dashle to go our the news outlets to sport his new metrosexual look.

Defends his radical preacher, but denounces his comments.

Gives a great speech about racism in America, in order to deflect his radical preacher's comments

Tells an interviewer his grandma is a "typical white person," in regards to how she is racist, but just doesn't mean to be.

Sends his lobbyists to Florida and Michigan to block any revote.

Has his passport information "broken into."

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Obama's accomplishments to date:

Gave a great speech about invading Iraq (but wasn't in Senate to vote)

Has the most liberal voting record in Illinois state history

Has shown poor judgement by having involvement on with Rezko while he was under investigage. (Obama's words.)

Says he was against the war from the beginning

Had great ground crew to organize and win caucuses

Oprah does rallies for him

Explains his wife didn't mean what she said about being proud.

Ted (leave her to drown) Kennedy endorses him.

Says he was against the war from the beginning

John (arrogant) Kerry endorse Obama over his former running mate Edwards

Cries racism when President Clinton refers to Obama's stance on Iraq as a fairy tail

Calls the Prime Minster of Canada a "President" (then later pokes fun at McCain for making a mistake with words.

Says he was against the war from the beginning

Claims he's to busy campaigning to go to his senate committees

Cries racism when Ferraro makes comments on "affirmative action."

Says he was against the war from the beginning.

Has given a opportunity for Tom Dashle to go our the news outlets to sport his new metrosexual look.

Defends his radical preacher, but denounces his comments.

Gives a great speech about racism in America, in order to deflect his radical preacher's comments

Tells an interviewer his grandma is a "typical white person," in regards to how she is racist, but just doesn't mean to be.

Sends his lobbyists to Florida and Michigan to block any revote.

Has his passport information "broken into."

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies:

Samantha Power is the Ann Coulter of the left? She was one of Time's top 100 thinkers of the year a few years back. Please don't conflate extreme right wingers and thoughtful, intelligent people on the left. It's absolute gutter politics, and it'll tear the Democratic Party apart if you insist on keeping it up.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | March 21, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Roy3, lol..."Obama should wait until 2012," lol...so what then do you believe that Obama will have/or know that he's don't have now to qualify him to be the next Commander-in-Chief? You're sounding a lot like the candidate that you obviously support--Clinton who thinks that Obama is ready on day one to be the best VP, but is not qualified to be the President even though the qualification requirements are the same...get real...are you expecting your candidate to be a one-term President--2012???

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Where was Richardson when it would have made a difference? The endorsement is welcomed. But the gutlessness has been noted.

Posted by: brooksofsheffield | March 21, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Notice how most of the anti-Obama people on this board sound like raving lunatics.

I've always respected Bill Richardson for his courage. Now I respect him for his judgment. I respect him precisely because he "betrayed" the Clintons, because he decided that the good of the country is more important than his politican friends. Sounds like a tough choice, but he made the right one.

Just as Obama made the right choice about the Iraq War. Obama was actually my fifth choice for President, after Kucinich, Edwards, Dodd, and Richardson. I can't reconcile myself to vote for Clinton unless she apologizes for her Iraq War vote. When that phone rings at 3 a.m., good judgment is better than all the misguided experience and petty loyalty in the world.

Haven't we had enough emphasis on loyalty in the Bush regime? Time for a new standard like good judgment: being right when so many others were misled.

Posted by: RaymondTAnderson | March 21, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"We latinos have deep divise issues with blacks and they will not go away because Big Mac Richarson. "

The ongoing hostilities between your two races is silly. You do realize it's holding you back, don't you?

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 21, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse


I am absolutely STUNNED by the nastiness, hypocrisy and vindictiveness of some of the Hillary supporters here. Good grief, people.

I don't understand WHY you are SO ANGRY and hateful. This has been an intense and sometimes personal campaign. Some Obama supporters can be nasty and some Hillary supports CLEARLY can be just as nasty.

But don't you guys care about the Democratic party? Or the country? Or the world? It looks like Obama will be the Democratic nominee. He won it fair and square. Show some loyalty and respect.

So please, drop your insanely selfish and vengeful threats to bring down the Democrats in November because YOU didn't get you way. I just wish you could hear yourselves. Are you really that disloyal and vindictive? If so, then sorry but it's good you lost.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

abqcleve
I agree. Richardson would be a terrific Secretary of State. He has a proven track record of diplomacy. And, most importantly, he is on the same page as obama, in not being afraid to talk to our "enemies." Hillary thinks talking to our enemies, as well as our friends, is "naive." That's probably the main reason Richardson chose to endorse Barack.

Posted by: joy2 | March 21, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Too late for Bill Richardson's endorsement, Obama has already picked Rev Wright/Wrong as his running mate :-)

Posted by: vs_sv | March 21, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Looks like the Clinton campaign takes another torpedo to the midsection and intreprets it as simply installing a swiming pool below deck.

Posted by: WildWeirdStuff | March 21, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Why are Hillary supporters so nasty and hateful? They are proving themselves to be LOUSY and petty Democrats.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM
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As I've said often here I plan to vote who ever we put on the ticket. But her supports being bad? No the prize today goes to this idiot:
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Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new special, The Hillary Clinton Meal.
You get two fat thighs, two small breasts and one left wing.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 21, 2008 09:49 AM
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There is no reason for this kind of language. The only thing it will do is cost him votes.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Dear Governor Richardson,
You are wonderful to tip your hat to Obama!! It was clear that listening to you during the campaign you are a person of tremendous intelligence and humanity. I'll bet you'll sleep easy tonight knowing in your heart that you did the right thing.
This grassroots movement is going to take Senator Obama all the way to the White House!
Thank you for letting your integrity carry the day, sir.
John Edwards, its not too late---join us in making history!!

Posted by: angryamerican1 | March 21, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

What is with all the Obama-hating on here? He's not some kind of sleazebag, even if whoever is writing would rather see Clinton in office. You think Richardson would endorse him if he were a sleazebag? This doesn't help the Democratic cause to levee all these character attacks-- against Hillary or Obama. We're all in this together, and most of us are going to vote for the Democratic nominee, whoever that ends up being, so let's take it easy, and make sure we don't shoot our own feet off.

Posted by: Karma2 | March 21, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Ahh, at last, I knew I could count on Big Bill to do the right thing. He would be a great running mate, and I hope and trust that Obama will do the right thing and make the correct choice. The Bush/Clinton era is officially over, once and for all time.

OBAMA / RICHARDSON 2008

Because they are there!

Posted by: saintsubversive | March 21, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse


dyinglikeflies cried, "Afraid of Obama? Other than the fact that he would fill his admisitration with haters like his admitted spiritual mentor Rev. Wright, who even now he will not disavow, or Powers, the ann Coulter of the left, there is little to fear from Obama- he will have the most feckless, incompetent administration ever."
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You are calling other people "haters"? That's rich. You obviously have absolutely ZERO self awareness.

I think you are a Republican mole. There is absolutely no reason for a Democrat to attack a Democrat like that. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Why are you doing this? What do you think you're accomplishing? You clearly aren't changing any minds with your right-wing rhetoric and behavior.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Serasva, I have to say I like LABC wasn't aware of the division between Hispanics and African Americans either until all the news of it during the California primaries. Saw a special on it though, and came to the conclusion that the story was fabricated based upon the relationship between Blacks and Hispanic turf wars between rival gangs in Southern California--primarily LA. I must say I have great relationships with Hispanics and thought the feelings were mutual. I'm beginning to wonder if my instincts are off regarding the idea of mutual feelings of true friendships, or if perhaps you have fallen pray to groupthink based upon the information that been programed in your pea brain by the media over the course of this political contest.

Great choice Richardson; what Obama lacks in foreign policy experience, he makes up in the ability to remain level headed and open to exploring new ideas.

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 21, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I believe this endorsement will open the floodgates of superdelegates to endorse, and most will go to Obama.

They are tired of seeing their candidates beat each other up.

They don't want another drawn-out hate-fest, this time in PA.

Hillary can't win.

The math isn't there.

The Supers are now anknowledging that fact.

Posted by: bobbobcat | March 21, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

This is great news! I'd like to see Richardson in the Obama Cabinet. Come on John Edwards, get on the bandwagon and put an end to the destructive battle between Democrats. Hillery can't win - she can only hurt Obama and the Democrats chance.

At Richardson said, Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate. Let's not miss this chance!

Posted by: jay_casey | March 21, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies said
"Still spinning Texas as an Obama win? Get over it- He lost measurably there in the popular vote and nobody but the Obama freaks see it as a win."
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Spin? Do you even read this paper?

TEXAS PRIMARY FINAL RESULTS:
Hillary Clinton 51%
Barack Obama 47%

TEXAS CAUCUS 41% reporting (final results won't be official until March 29th)
Barack Obama 56%
Hillary Clinton 44%

PROJECTED TEXAS DELEGATE TOTALS
Obama 103 dels (11 super)
Clinton 103 dels (11 super)

Posted by: joy2 | March 21, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies "This clown has still not won a major state, and that's why he's scared to death of a Florida and Michigan revote."

Please. Even if you don't count his home state of Illinois, or caucus states, are you saying WI, MN, MD, VA, and MO don't count either? A Democrat would be MUCH more likely to carry any of these states then TX. McCain won't carry CA. As for scared to death of a revote, even with the results AS IS he would still be ahead in pledged delegates. Why are you so scared of Obama?

Posted by: Eclipse78 | March 21, 2008 10:43 AM
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Minnesota is a caucus state....and the democratic base is VERY liberal.

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Fret not, the polls are already showing a positive bounce back for Obama after his magnificent speech on race, plus the Richardson endorsement and passport issue will help him as well. Obama will be the nominee. It is just a matter of time.

Posted by: zbob99 | March 21, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

gmejia - just a question? Why not say you are an American instead of saying you are a 'latina'? The vast majority of us are from other countries - first, second, third generation. Whether we are Irish, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Scottish, Lebanese, we are all Americans. Either you're American or your not.

Posted by: bfjam | March 21, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I like the Webb for VP suggestion, dee5. Richardson would also, of course, make a terrific Sec State, and I think as much as he loves being governor here, he'd take that assignment and run with it.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

To Eclipse78:
Afraid of Obama? Other than the fact that he would fill his admisitration with haters like his admitted spiritual mentor Rev. Wright, who even now he will not disavow, or Powers, the ann Coulter of the left, there is little to fear from Obama- he will have the most feckless, incompetent administration ever. I'm afraid of Karl Rove, and Bin Laden, both enemies of America in different ways, who would take advantage of the incompetent Obama administration to increase their own power and advance their agendas. But there's no risk anyway- Obama is the most un-electable candidate in the general since McGovern.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Reading this blog is another example of the ridiculous behaviour of the Hillary supporters....If Bill Richardson had endorsed her, they would be singing his glories and commenting on "a man of vision", etc. Now that he has come out for Obama, vitrol and hate spew forward...If John Edwards comes out for Hillary, he will be VP material...if he endorses Obama he will be another party hack with no sense, back-stabbing lawyer with no morals, etc. I get a laugh at the comments that say Obama is destroying the party...sorry, it is Hillary and her win-at-any-cost strategy (oops, Kitchen sink strategy). One last comments: WHO CARES WHAT SOMEONE'S PASTOR SAYS????? So he is a nutjob--get over it...Better be sure that Hillary's extensive network does not contain one nutjob...oh sorry, already does..Ferraro!

Posted by: pflegel | March 21, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies wrote: PatrickNYC1 : Your warning to the Obama nuts comes too late. I was dying to vote against the thieving Republicans, but at this point I wouldn't vote for Obama if McCain shot a baby point-blank on live television and then lied about it."
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YOU are a DEMOCRAT?

Um, okay it's time to check yourself. All you are doing is spewing irrational, hateful, Rovian nonsense at the Democratic frontrunner.

I'm sorry your preferred candidate isn't winning, but you are only exposing yourself as a vindictive little brat who cares absolutely NOTHING for the Democratic party, the country or the world. You only care about yourself.

I am a proud Obama supporter who would ABSOLUTELY vote for Hillary "if" (not gonna happen) she gets the nomination.

You guys are worse than Republicans. Listen to yourself. You call us "freaks" and "nuts" then pretend like you're being nice? Hillary supporters like you are behaving HORRIBLY. You are mean, nasty, hateful, bullying and rude.

Aren't you embarrassed?

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new special, The Hillary Clinton Meal.
You get two fat thighs, two small breasts and one left wing.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 21, 2008 09:49 AM
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You are both an idiot and a pig.

I plan to vote for whoever wins the Democratic nomination, a strong black man or woman. All you are doing is causing many Hillary supports to either stay at home or worse, vote for McShame.

Same on you.


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Which "strong black woman" is running?

Posted by: bobbobcat | March 21, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad this final agreement , the country need to pay back the millions of abusses against the black people for generations, also to the spanish people whose territories USA steal centuries ago. It's time that the racist and the kkk pay back the abusses to the japanese concentrations camps in california, to the chinese railroad workers of the century, pay back to the world for the abusses you USA commit against the small countries in the world.

Posted by: jwalwayshotmailcom | March 21, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad this final agreement , the country need to pay back the millions of abusses against the black people for generations, also to the spanish people whose territories USA steal centuries ago. It's time that the racist and the kkk pay back the abusses to the japanese concentrations camps in california, to the chinese railroad workers of the century, pay back to the world for the abusses you USA commit against the small countries in the world.

Posted by: jwalwayshotmailcom | March 21, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Clinton won the New Mexico primary without the governor's endorsement. If Richardson wanted to really help Obama he should have done it earlier. Edwards' endorsement would be more significant and helpful to Obama at this point.

Posted by: rdklingus | March 21, 2008 10:35 AM
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Just wanted let you know, the NM primary has not happened yet, June 3.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

AsperGirl,

The poll you're talking about was featured prominently on CNN's, CBS's, and ABC's politics page, and also on Real Clear Politics. How did you miss that?

Anyway, PLEASE, everybody -- whether for McCain, BHO or HRC -- tone down the personal insults against the other candidates and each other. It makes the posts awfully hard to read when you have to wade through all the mud to find out what people are saying.

Posted by: jac13 | March 21, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

and there goes my respect for bill richardson.

Posted by: trisha2 | March 21, 2008 09:36 AM

And as a long-time New Mexico resident, mine has quadrupled. Go figure.

Posted by: tellthetruth | March 21, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Yeah -
Obama/Richardson in '08
That IS a dream ticket. Boost it with Wes Clark for Defense or Chuck Hagel, and we're starting to see a cabinet form. And why not, McCain is already acting presidential, Obama should
do the same, and sell the whole package. I'm sure someone from PA would help the ticket too.

Where can I get a bumper sticker?

Posted by: bfjam | March 21, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies "This clown has still not won a major state, and that's why he's scared to death of a Florida and Michigan revote."

Please. Even if you don't count his home state of Illinois, or caucus states, are you saying WI, MN, MD, VA, and MO don't count either? A Democrat would be MUCH more likely to carry any of these states then TX. McCain won't carry CA. As for scared to death of a revote, even with the results AS IS he would still be ahead in pledged delegates. Why are you so scared of Obama?

Posted by: Eclipse78 | March 21, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

This is great news. I wish he had done it sooner. For the sake of the country, party unity and our best shot at winning this in November, the rest of the fence sitting party elders (superdelegates) should follow suit and put some real pressure on Hillary to come to grips with the fact that she can't win this, is doing more harm than good, and should step aside and wish Obama well.

Posted by: SarahBB | March 21, 2008 09:45 AM

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So in this case, when it suits Obama, you're saying that it is okay for the Superdelagates to decide the outcome and ignore the will of the remaining states that have not voted?

Posted by: badger3 | March 21, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

hilary said "voters, not endorsers" would decide the contest". i think she meant to say superdelegates, not voters.

Posted by: calboogie | March 21, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Clinton, responding to the endorsement this morning, said that each candidate had "many great endorsers," and that "the voters, not endorsers" would decide the contest, CNN reported.

Sour grapes!

A ticket Obama/Richardson with maybe Edwards as AG would go a long way to show that there is really a slow mending of racial divides going on. I suspect *The Speech* was, what led to this endorsement. I kinda like it.

Meanwhile Hillary Clinton gets ridiculed in The Times again, this time for going all bleary eyed about Paul McCartney's ex, Heather Mills, ungraciously dubbed Mucca in England and uncontestedly the gold digger of the year. Hilarious!

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/god-bless-you-heather/

Posted by: old_europe | March 21, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Richardson obviously wants to be the vice president on an Obama ticket.

He must think that if Hillary wins the nomination he won't be chosen, so he has come out for Obama.

Smart move by Richardson. It is win-win for him. He is smart enough to know while Obama may con the Democratic party, he cannot con a majority of the voting public in November.

Obama tanks, but the loyal Bill will be positioned for the 2012 presidency. Actually, Richardson was the best prexy candidate this year, but he did not have Obama's ability to snake oil the media or Hillary's know name.

Richardson for President in 2012!

Posted by: wj_phillips | March 21, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

PatrickNYC1 : Your warning to the Obama nuts comes too late. I was dying to vote against the thieving Republicans, but at this point I wouldn't vote for Obama if McCain shot a baby point-blank on live television and then lied about it. And most of my friends and relatives feel the same way.
Darn shame- I really wanted to like Obama, but his campaign is hateful and he has displayed moral cowardice throughout, in every way, on all levels.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

So did Sen. Obama promise him VP or Secretary of State?

Posted by: donna1000 | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

The posts here show how delusional Obama supporters are. Have any of you noticed the polls? Duh! The Pope could endorse Obama, it wouldn't make intelligent people vote for him.

Posted by: brigittepj | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies:

Obama DID win Texas. As Hillary said after she lost Iowa, this is not about states and headlines, it's about delegates. Obama came out of Texas with a 109-106 delegate advantage in Texas. He won. It's not spin, it's a fact.

The fact that I can't tell if you're a Hillary supporter or a Republican says alot. Obama supporters like their preferred candidate. This does not make them "freaks" or "cultists" or whatever other childish insult you can throw at the majority of primary voters so far.

Why are Hillary supporters so nasty and hateful? They are proving themselves to be LOUSY and petty Democrats.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Richardson is supposed to help sway Penn, NC, and WV? It might help in Oregon, but they would have gone for Obama anyway. This will be old news by the end of today, and we'll be back to Rev Wright. The connection with Wright and Obama will finish Richardson's political career. And it's very likely to make Hispanics LESS likely to vote Obama. They didn't fall for the drivers' lic for illegals pandering, they won't fall for this.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Richardson may be hispanic, but he does not speak for me and frankly he knows nothing about me. As a latina, I fully support Hillary Clinton and will continue to do so until she is elected President! Go Hillary

Posted by: gmejia | March 21, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Richardson may be hispanic, but he does not speak for me and frankly he knows nothing about me. As a latina, I fully support Hillary Clinton and will continue to do so until she is elected President! Go Hillary

Posted by: gmejia | March 21, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

This is excellent news! Richardson is a thoughtful man of wide-ranging interests and experiences in and out of government. His multi-ethnic background makes him a natural match for Obama. Now John Edwards needs to drop the Hamlet act and endorse Obama too.

Although I would not mind Richardson as a VP candidate with Obama, I still think that Sen. Webb of Virginia has to be the top contender for that spot: white Southern man with strong military background and fiery temperment would be a terrific complement to Obama's cool, polished intellectual leadership style.

I hope Sen. Clinton drops the Rev. Wright smear tactics, quits the whining about the Michigan and Florida primaries, and withdraws with grace and generosity in order to pull the party together for the fall campaign.

Posted by: dee5 | March 21, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Nice try 'democratforpeace'. Try hitting the sauce first next time and see if you can be more coherent. As it is I suspect you might be trolling for the GOP. Otherwise vote your one vote, and I'll vote mine, and we'll call it a day.

Posted by: bfjam | March 21, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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To all the haters:

There's always Evan Bayh!

Or perhaps Geraldine would consider another go at Veep.

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Posted by: imright | March 21, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

bermansylvia says
"Richardson has a loooooong history of sexual harrassment as Governor. All those stories are about to spill out. Obama = lousy "judgment."
___________________________________________Thanks for proving my point. You are exactly what I meant by "nasty, bickering, back-stabbing, backroom dealing politics as usual."
Wake up! Where has all this gotten us?

Posted by: joy2 | March 21, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Clinton won the New Mexico primary without the governor's endorsement. If Richardson wanted to really help Obama he should have done it earlier. Edwards' endorsement would be more significant and helpful to Obama at this point.

Posted by: rdklingus | March 21, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if when you are someone who tried to run for president and had to drop out, do you feel strong support for someone who outdid you, or do you on some level hope they also fail.

Posted by: chersplace | March 21, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new special, The Hillary Clinton Meal.
You get two fat thighs, two small breasts and one left wing.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 21, 2008 09:49 AM
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You are both an idiot and a pig.

I plan to vote for whoever wins the Democratic nomination, a strong black man or woman. All you are doing is causing many Hillary supports to either stay at home or worse, vote for McShame.

Same on you.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | March 21, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Take this to the bank, i.e., John Edwards will be endorsing Obama shortly, followed by a deluge of other un-committed superdelegates. This "fake" competition between Clinton and Obama is almost over. Only the media is keeping it alive to fuel their viewer ratings. Go Obama!

Posted by: blade3colorado | March 21, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Richarson's endorsement of Obama (even after being in Bill/Hill inner circle) is very telling and great news.

Obama/Richardson? That ticket works (my wife called this tix first).

Remember, Hillary threw Patti Solis Doyle under the bus for Maggie Williams -- turnabout is an ugly thing. I guess the Gov. won't be getting a Christmas card from the Clintons this year either!!

Posted by: meldupree | March 21, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Good for you Barack Obama! Maybe Richardson can save you from us "typical white people" that won't vote for you.

Posted by: brigittepj | March 21, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Wow! I don't know why, but I'm continually amazed by the silliness of the Hillary supporters, as represented in these postings. Richardson is "opportunistic" when he throws his support behind Obama, after the week he's had??? Richardson is ungrateful to the plantation bosses when he votes with his head and his heard to back Obama??? Richardson, the ripe Hispanic cherry the Clintons expected to pick is now a "fat slob"??? You have no respect for him because......????

Listen to yourselves! You're acting bitter and angry. You're sounding awfully petty.

Obama/Richardson is the true dream ticket!!

PS to donald.w.corbeil: that would be NEW Mexico. It's one of the 50 states. It's going completely blue this fall as a result of Richardson's announcement.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 21, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson is a great guy, I like him. But...

Nobody really knows Bill Richardson outside of D.C. and New Mexico. Unfortunately, his run for President did not cause that much of a stir.

This is good for Obama's support in New Mexico, but there is not much weight to his endorsement. And if Kennedy and Kerry's endorsement of Obama in Massachusetts is an indicator, no one really knows if this kind of endorsement helps at all.

Posted by: camasca | March 21, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richardson knows how the Clinton administration worked up close and personal. He knows about their politics as usual ways and means and how they are rarely loyal to their friends or even their own campaign promises on policy. His endorsement not only shows how credible Sen Obama's leadership skills are, it also is a way of subtly telling the American people that the Clintons do not have the sincerety and judgement to lead our country out of the mire of Iraq, high oil prices and gain back world respect.

Posted by: maddymappo | March 21, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

The big question is WHO IS GOING TO TELL BILL THAT IT'S OVER. Obama is having to fight a 3-front war against Bill, Hill and McCain. It's past time for the party to step in and put a stop to this.

Posted by: Lilly1 | March 21, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if that will help him with the hispanic vote. Remember Ted Kennedy was suppose to help him with that voting block too. And that really worked out well. My feeling is that it won't do that much. It's still a long race.

Posted by: bake201 | March 21, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I have not decide who I will vote for in November, but I would like to choose between Obama and McCain. I used to think Hill and Bill would be a good two for one special, but after South Carolina, where Bill tried to do to Obama what Bush did to McCain, I changed my mind completely. The deciding factor for me is still Iraq and who gave Bush the blank check, and who didn't. Even though Obama was not in Congress, his speech opposing the war in Iraq. Yes that was then and this is now, but I think judgement is judgement. If I was able to figure that invading Iraq was wrong on many levels, why weren't they able to do the same? The economy is also the big issue, but the two are linked. Money that has been pouring out of the U.S. budget into pockets of corrupt Iraqis and corrupt Americans, enriching those in power, could have been used to keep our economy strong. Instead we have foreign countries, some friendly, some not, greatly increasing their ownership of the American economy, because of NAFTA and because of tax cuts in a time of war. That my friends is how you run a country into the ground in 8 years. Good for Richardson to back someone who might, just might, be able to provide leadership at long last.

Posted by: bfjam | March 21, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Sequoia- Still spinning Texas as an Obama win? Get over it- He lost measurably there in the popular vote and nobody but the Obama freaks see it as a win. It was an Obama setback, one or two caucus delegates notwithstanding. This clown has still not won a major state, and that's why he's scared to death of a Florida and Michigan revote. Obama may have stolen the nomination by swamping the caucuses with his kids, but the election will be called for McCain at 9:01 PM on election night, and Barack Obama will never be heard from again. The Democrats are not a party, they are a circular firing squad.

And by the way, it's time someone said this- Howard Dean is the most incompetent, stupid leader the Democrats have ever had- imagine throwing Florida away in the general election because he is afraid of ticking off one of the primary candidates who is losing there? I'd say Dean should go back to being a doctor, but at this point no malpractice insurer would cover him.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Good for Bill Richardson! I've always admired him as a person who puts love for his country ahead of partisan politics. He made the perfect choice in his endorsement of Barack Obama. we-the-people have had enough divisiveness. The Clintons' campaign has proved that they would only continue the nasty, bickering, back-stabbing, backroom dealing politics as usual. We desperately need leaders who can restore our standing in the world and work on the serious issues that have been ignored by BUSH/CLINTON/BUSH.
OBAMA '08

Posted by: joy2 | March 21, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

FYI, Rev Wright is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and three presidential commendations. He is an accomplished musician and author, he has written four books, numerous articles and countless sermons and was named one of Ebony's top fifteen preachers. He has been invited to the White House twice and there are pictures of him shaking hands with Pres Bill Clinton at a WH gathering. Wright is a complicated and controversial man but he is not a racist lunatic.

Posted by: zbob99 | March 21, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

What kind of "judgment" is Gov. Richardson displaying? New Mexico is backing Hillary! He is a traitor to his state - a traitor to the Clintons who boosted his career with cabinet posts. It is back-stabbing, to say the least. And, I don't think it will help Obama. Richardson has a loooooong history of sexual harrassment as Governor. All those stories are about to spill out. Obama = lousy "judgment."

Posted by: bermansylvia | March 21, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse


lhen1 wrote: "If the first writer likes the sound of "Obama/Richardson", then that writer might also get used to the sound of "President McCain", because that's who will be inaugurated when a third of the Democrats defect in the general election.
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Yeah, we're done with your childish and amateur scare tactics. You can't see into the future and your oh-so-certain proclamations are truly not important or valid. Nobdody cares.

Notice how it's now impossible to tell the difference between Hillary supporters and Republicans? What does that say about her and her supporters? Which are you?

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

This is Good News for Barack Obama in a week when the Clinton Campaign does everything it can to keep undermining and making personal attacks.

It is well past time though John Edwards came off the fence, his typical lawyer stance is not helping The Democratic Party and The Country - it is John's Duty!

Posted by: jaybs1 | March 21, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Another line of defense is that the Rev. Wright quotations were taken out of context. This is usually the last refuge of the correctly quoted who can't think of a better out. There's no way those statements can be justified or become acceptable even if washed and diluted by six oceans of context.

Another defense offered is that critics don't understand the black church. As Larry Elder, a black talk show host who understands the black church, said, "Rev. Wright sounds like a combination of David Duke, Minister Farrakhan and Moe of the Three Stooges."

This would be a scandal and an association that would wipe out most candidates, but the mainstream media is acting as a campaign manager and cheerleader for Mr. Obama. In one of the great journalistic disgraces and failures in American history, the mainstream media has allowed Mr. Obama to reach the brink of nomination without any vetting to speak of.

Posted by: rmcnicoll | March 21, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies wrote: "Notice how Richardson went out of his way to do this AFTER the Texas primary, when it may have done Obama some good with Hispanic voters?"
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Notice how Obama WON TEXAS and ended up with more delegates?

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

There are reports that Richardson will do more more than just endorse, he will join Obama on campaign trail as well. Big development. I think it seals the deal.

Posted by: zbob99 | March 21, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I'm so glad Richardson didn't let the Clintons' pressure tactics weaken his convictions as his comments have always implied that he thought Obama the better qualified candidate. (As if Billy C had nothing better to do than watch the Super Bowl with Clinton - more like babysit him so he wouldn't come out with any statement supporting Obama.) The endorsement speaks volumes in that Richardson, who has worked so closely with the Clintons, ended up endorsing Obama. This endorsement couldn't come at a better time. Come on Edwards! Do the right thing!

Posted by: bucketgirl | March 21, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

If the first writer likes the sound of "Obama/Richardson", then that writer might also get used to the sound of "President McCain", because that's who will be inaugurated when a third of the Democrats defect in the general election.

Posted by: lhen1 | March 21, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Notice how Richardson went out of his way to do this AFTER the Texas primary, when it may have done Obama some good with Hispanic voters? This is the most half hearted, hedge-your-bets endorsement I've ever seen. It is more an act of political cowardice on richardson's part then of courage- he's hoping for Obama's VP nod and he's figuring Obama will be the nominee, but he didn't want to burn his bridges with Clinton. Calculation or cowardice?

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 21, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

We Democrats are in so much trouble.

As far as Richardson being somehow loyal to Hillary, he ran against her for President with the intent to win.

I don't think the loyalty ever really existed.

Posted by: camasca | March 21, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

This is just the beginning. LA Times reports campaign sources indicate Obama plans to roll out a series of endorsements and announcements during the long run-up to the Pennsylvania primary April 22 to create a sense of momentum. Obama will be the nominee. It is just a matter of time.

Posted by: zbob99 | March 21, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

This is great. John Edward is next. Like it or not, Obama is the only candidate who can unite this country and restore our standards around the world.

Posted by: HoaLu | March 21, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Being an independent it is very hard to understand the Democrats. Both remaining candidates are democrats and should be expected to stand for the same political ideals and goals. Unfortunately they have split themselves on two matters of great importance.

1) Citizens in Florida and Michigan will not be allowed to use their constitiuonal RIGHT to express their opinion.
2) Barack Obama HAS NOT acted as uniter. He has done serious misjudgemnets. On the contrary he has created an even deeper gap between black and white communities than there were before.

Terrorism, wars, recession, poverty, helthcare ............ assumes national unity more than anything else. Hence Obama should wait until 2012 and at that time he might be able to take over! I strongly believe that Clinton will be the best uniter the years to come.

Posted by: Roy3 | March 21, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse


AsperGirl wrote: "This biased and selective coverage might help Obama beat Clinton out for the nomination, where the solid black vote is such a powerful advantage, but it won't help him win in the general election."
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This is why Hillary lost the black vote (which of course she stands absolutely 0 chance of winning in November without).

The Hillary campaign and her supporters have insulted and dismissed any and ALL Democrats who didn't vote for her.

The 30 states that have gone for Obama don't matter. The black vote doesn't matter. And so on.

And of course your point completely ignores the facts that 1) Obama won in states with virtually no black population; and 2) most of the people who have voted for Obama are white.

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

To:DemocratForPeace,,

You are not a demoncrat or a person of color. Who do you think you're fooling???/

Get real.

Posted by: forte11 | March 21, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

More evidence of Hillary's problems. Even those who knew her best are abandoning her. This is a huge endorsement that may be the signal for many more from other superdelegates still holding out.

Posted by: zbob99 | March 21, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Oh how funny! So if con artist phony loser
Barack Hussein Obama is all about change,
so then explain to me as to why all the old
guard liberal extremist whackos like Bill
"I'm Hispanic" Richardson,Windsurfer John
"The Swiftboata are Coming" Kerry,and all
the rest are rushing to hang on to Obama's
phony little coattails? Could it be they
all want big cabinet jobs now then? Oh well
Richardson and Kerry and the rest are all
already out of luck since Obama and his
weirdo wife Michelle Obama and pals hate
monger Rev Wright and Chicago Slum Lord
and Money man Tony Rezko already destroyed
Barack Hussein Obama run for the 2008
Democrat Nomination,without losers like
Bill "Did I mention I'm Hispanic?" Richardson and Motor Mouth John Kerry help.
So just say NO to Baarck & Michelle Obama!

Posted by: redheadclaudine | March 21, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is behind all these stunts to screw Obama over. She has kept quiet and now the pictures have surfaced with Bill Clinton in a photo at the White House with Rev. Wright. I was wondering why Hillary was silent throughout this whole shake-up. She didn't want any attention knowing that her and Bill are also friends with the man.

Posted by: mha31353 | March 21, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Richardson, being an independent it is very hard to understand the Democrats. Both remaining candidates are democrats and should be expected to stand for the same political ideals and goals. Unfortunately they have split themselves on two matters of great importance.

1) Citizens in Florida and Michigan will not be allowed to use their constitiuonal RIGHT to express their opinion.
2) Barack Obama HAS NOT acted as uniter. He has done serious misjudgemnets. On the contrary he has created an even deeper gap between black and white communities than there were before.

Terrorism, wars, recession, poverty, helthcare ............ assumes national unity more than anything else. Hence Obama should wait until 2012 and at that time he might be able to take over! I strongly believe that Clinton will be the best uniter the years to come.

Posted by: Roy3 | March 21, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

He's obviously thinking of the party above himself, or his loyalty to bill clinton.

Another example of the Obama effect - actions that rise above petty divisive politics and unite for the good of the whole. Bravo

It's time to wrap this up and start focusing on the general. Even if Hillary wins PA big, it doesn't matter anymore.

Posted by: donald.w.corbeil | March 21, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse


Oh, grow up DemocratForPeace.

If you refuse to vote for the rightful Democratic nominee, you are NOT a loyal Democrat and you don't care about the party, the country or the world. Your childish threats are disgraceful, and your PATHOLOGICAL OBSESSION over any possible negative Obama might carry sounds like the rantings of a total fanatic. You are embarrassing yourself. To suggest Obama should "step down" when his is winning and unable to be caught is the height of Hillary-delusion. If anybody, it is she who should step down and endorse Obama now before she does more damage to our party.

I think Richardson made the right choice.

GO DEMOCRATS! GO OBAMA!

Posted by: sequoiaqueneaux | March 21, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

It is sad that the Media will not cover the Appeal of the Clinton Fraud Case (appeal granted in January) which will certainly be used by the Republicans. The GOP has already made a movie for use in the fall called "Hillary- The Movie" The movie can be viewed in 9 - ten minute segments.

The case has a hearing to set a trial date 3 Days after the Pennsylvania Primary. She should respect voters and disclose that this case exists, (Go to www.lasuperiorcourt.org , Click on "Case Summaries" in the "Civil" column, then enter this case number: BC304174. She should disclose it before one more vote is ever taken. The Plaintiff tells his story on video also, it can be viewed by searching Google: "Hillary Uncensored"

Posted by: DemVoterinMichigan | March 21, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Richardson is a good man and capable. This is good timing. i can see an Obama/Rishardson ticket.

I'm sure am glad the weak-minded-closet-racist Obama-haters at least for the moment seem to have spewed enough poisonous hatred and fear for now; there's far fewer of them today than there were yesterday --- and I'm very pleased to hear Rishardson come forward today.

Posted by: skyriak | March 21, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

to LABC , my advice change of sister in law, if she doesn't know about the issues, there is something seriously slow with her.

Posted by: serasva | March 21, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Where are the headlines that Clinton has pulled way ahead in the National Gallup polls (the only one with large samples) and that Obama has fallen behind both Clinton and McCain?

All of these pro-Obama headlines! And lame, insubstantial Clinton-bashing. Now they are saying how it's so suspicious that the low-level State Department passport office person used to be a Bill Clinton Administration appointee. The media is back in full-court press with the pro-Obama, Clinton-sniping coverage.

This biased and selective coverage might help Obama beat Clinton out for the nomination, where the solid black vote is such a powerful advantage, but it won't help him win in the general election.

Posted by: AsperGirl | March 21, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Like many who commented above: Good going Richardson! Courageous decision. Let's get on with improving our system rather than denegrating it.

AME

Posted by: amanda.martinelbehri | March 21, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Richardson has made a terrible blunder. The Hispanic community is not backing Obama. Mexico will not step up to Obama.

BARACK OBAMA PLEASE STEP DOWN. The Democratic Party is bleeding by being split - deeply - in two.

Barack Obama has no measurable knowledge, history or experience. You have zero integrity. Your wife and your preacher hate America. Who else is closer? Or do you not listen to your wife, either?

Obama has no clue what he intends to do in Iraq - his advisor couldn't even stay on ONE point with clarity of intent/plan. Obama talks pretty, but he has no clear aim ar agenda under his rhetoric. He has his people/advisor/whoever (that he can conveniently denounced later) - but they have a clearly separate agenda from his own, whatever that may be. Meaning, we are voting in his advisors to make the decisions. Obama is just the slick mouthpiece.

Obama has zero integrity. All of a sudden he denounces his own church and preacher of 20 years...WHY? Because he disagrees with their preachings? Because as an American it turned his stomach to hear a person say "It's not God Bless America, it's GOD DAMN AMERICA". That never bothered Obama. He only made his decision to back away from his advisor/preacher of 20 years, AFTER and only way after the entire nation said "Excuse me, preacher sir, what you screech is Hate, Prejudice, Victimhood and Anti-American slander". Obama's attendance and support of this church clearly shows a sickness of soul and a dangerous anti-American intent. He spent his Time & Money on that church - with his wife and children in tow..That allegiance speaks volumes.

Obama as president? His America-hating wife at his side? His inflamed screaming preacher on the other side? And who standing behind? Jesse Jackson? The faithful of Farrakan? Who else? The masses of people who identify with the idea that they are "Victims" of America? Yet, are given, like myself, every open door to walk through - IF you work hard and sacrific what you must. This is the only country in the world where you can be born "dirt-poor" like me, and go on to acheive, work and live the life of your dreams. Dreams. That's what the disenfranchised masses of Obama's crowd seem to lack. A Desire is not a Dream. A Wish is not Work.

I am a Democrat - I will not vote for him. I am of-color - I will not vote for him. I am the product of a childhood spent in extreme rural poverty, then government housing "projects" - I will not vote for him. I belong to a Christian church - I will not vote for Obama. I am a single parent, open-minded, open-hearted, and the majority of my professional affiliations, and many friendships are with African-Americans - I will not vote for Obama.

Obama's agenda: PRO-BLACK, PRO-BLACK EMPOWERMENT (AT THE COST OF THE NATION AT LARGE), AND HIS OWN GRANDSTANDING AMBITION.

OBAMA STEP DOWN. THIS COUNTRY HAS HARD WORK TO DO.

Posted by: DemocratForPeace | March 21, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

He's obviously thinking of the party above himself, or his loyalty to bill clinton. Another example of the Obama effect that rises above petty divisive politics. Bravo

Posted by: donald.w.corbeil | March 21, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Mr Slevin,

Your article is great. The link to it, however, had a subtitle "Gov.'s support may add to Obama's credibility among Hispanics". Please ask that this subtitle be changed. What does it suggest? That Latinos are a bunch of lapdogs to what a prominent member of their ethnic group says? Or maybe they are just mindless drones who cannot think for themselves? Whoever wrote that subtitle should revisit Obama's "A More Perfect Union" speech, because apparently the message was not grasped.

Thank you, on the other hand, for writing an informative, non-racist article. Go Obama! When is Edwards going to follow suit?

Posted by: zainfidel | March 21, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

both Clinton & Obama had been courting Richardson since the governor dropped out of the presidential race - that's no secret at all, and I'm sure they both tossed the VP office out as bait. it was expected that Richardson would endorse whomever won the state caucus, which was a tightly contested battle and eventually went to Clinton by a nose. it was also presumed that the "good ole boy" network would play into Clinton's hands since Richardson was a player in Bill's administration. it's pretty obvious that Gov. Richardson has done some hard analysis here, went against the conventional wisdom, and made the decision he felt was best for his state, his party, and his country. I commend him for it, and hope to be voting the Obama/Richardson ticket in November.

Posted by: bajacalla | March 21, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I salute Bill Richardson's courage. He could have done the "superdelegate shuffle" and waited to see who the clear winner was going to be, but instead he courageously endorsed the best candidate - Senator Obama. I say "courageously" because you know Hillary sees this as a slight and lets no slight go unpunished if at all possible.

Hillary and McCain are just Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum corporate shill candidates. Go Obama! Don't be afraid of Reverend Wright, the real "man behind the curtain" is corporate America, ready to pick your pockets and kick you to the curb.

Posted by: calvinnme | March 21, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Wow. This is big.

Posted by: andrewgerst | March 21, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Wonderful news and a very thoughful endorsement.

seravasa, bitter the new black this season? I will be sure to tell my hispanic sister-in-law about our deep divisive issues - it will be news to her.

Posted by: LABC | March 21, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Day to day horse race stories, the 24-hour news cycle becoming the 8-hour news cycle, and still no true MSM perspective on the Rev. Wright smear campaign, not even a post on the Wright-Clinton picture. Perhaps that omission is deliberate, given the sheeple who are completely missing the point of the picture at other sites. Anyway, here is my take:

Now that the HRC calendars are out, what might it show for the morning of 9/11/98? Perhaps a prayer breakfast involving respected mainstream ministers and pastors from all over the county? And if so how did a "racist hatemonger" get invited, much less have his picture taken shaking hands with the President of the U.S.?

If you truly believe that Obama's people are using the picture to tar the Clintons, think a little and actually use that brain that you have in your head. Perhaps the purpose of promoting the photo as posted at the TUCC site is to show that Rev. Wright is not really the fringe lunatic that the neo-con extremists are trying to claim, a claim the sheeple are lapping up right and left, so to speak?

Hannity and you plausibly deniable McBush people...this is for you:

In the midst of this frenzy of guilt by association and character assassination, when will some respected public figure with a knowledge of the 20th century history of this sometimes deeply flawed government of ours finally say "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Posted by: flarrfan | March 21, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Yay! Good choice! Way to go Richardson!

Posted by: annaacurtis | March 21, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

And officially, the last little shred of respect I had for Richardson is gone. It started to evaporate the more I heard him speak On the campaign trail, and this is a new low.

The Democrats really are desperate. They have no choice but to stand behind Obama now. They anointed him months ago and there's no going back.

Sadly for Democrats, the voters in Nov won't be as blind to reality as these jokers are.


I'm waiting for the PAC ad to run on TV in Oct cutting back and forth between "God Damn America" and "He's like an uncle to me".

GAME OVER!

Posted by: write2caro | March 21, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richarson in thinking like the politician he is, although mediocre, politician anyway. However, when 2/3 of the latino community vote for Hillary, you have to wonder who does he represent? The truth is that Richarson was made by President Clinton, all you can say is :WHAT AN UNGRATEFUL FAT SLOB. We latinos have deep divise issues with blacks and they will not go away because Big Mac Richarson.

Posted by: serasva | March 21, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Bill Richarson in thinking like the politician he is, although mediocre, politician anyway. However, when 2/3 of the latino community vote for Hillary, you have to wonder who does he represent? The truth is that Richarson was made by President Clinton, all you can say is :WHAT AN UNGRATEFUL FAT SLOB. We latinos have deep divise issues with blacks and they will not go away because Big Mac Richarson.

Posted by: serasva | March 21, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Yahoo!! This is Great News!

Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new special, The Hillary Clinton Meal.
You get two fat thighs, two small breasts and one left wing.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 21, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

It's a horse race! So Richardson finally sides with the one he thinks most likely to win and most likely to give him the VP spot... Hmm. This is supposed to impress me about Obama because...?

Posted by: lhen1 | March 21, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

This could help Obama take further flight again, as he has been sinking as of late online;

Hillary vs. Barack:
The Google Factor-

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=57

Posted by: davidmwe | March 21, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

This is great news. I wish he had done it sooner. For the sake of the country, party unity and our best shot at winning this in November, the rest of the fence sitting party elders (superdelegates) should follow suit and put some real pressure on Hillary to come to grips with the fact that she can't win this, is doing more harm than good, and should step aside and wish Obama well.

Posted by: SarahBB | March 21, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

My impression of Gov. Richardson in New Hampshire was a thoughtful, experienced person who would likely end up as the VP candidate.

Posted by: steveboyington | March 21, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Ouch! Wow! Gov. Richardson has sure shown his true colors here. What a backstabbing, opportunistic skeeze. "Hey Bill and Hilary Clinton - thanks for everything you've done for me - now F you and kiss my hispanic a$$!"

Posted by: rikkirat | March 21, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Obama/Richardson in the WH. Edwards as AG and Clinton in the Senate. What a great team. They could go along way towards fixing the Republican-led disaster we're in.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 21, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

sell-out.

Posted by: jack9 | March 21, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Sell-out.

Posted by: jack9 | March 21, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

One can only imagine how difficult the decision must have been since he served under president clinton. But I admire him for his show of judgement not just loyalty. Thats what to country needs now. Bush and his cronies have corrupted the system the right is not willing to even have a debate. So pathetic.

Posted by: shah1000 | March 21, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Obama/Richardson is a ticket I would be happy to vote for!

Posted by: mcamele | March 21, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

and there goes my respect for bill richardson.

Posted by: trisha2 | March 21, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Good for you, Governor Richardson. You did the right thing!

Obama/Richardson. I like the sound of it.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | March 21, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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