Richardson endorses Obama for president

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Gov. Bill Richardson today endorsed Barack Obama for president. I’ll have analysis when I return to work on Tuesday, but for now you can read more from the Associated Press by clicking here. Here’s the statement from Richardson released by the Obama campaign:

“Today I am endorsing Senator Barack Obama for president of the United States because I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America’s moral leadership in the world,” Richardson said. “As a presidential candidate, I know full well Senator Obama’s unique ability to inspire the American people to confront our urgent challenges at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship and reconciliation.”

Here’s what Obama had to say about Richardson:

“Whether it was as a congressman or cabinet secretary, ambassador or governor, there are few more distinguished public servants in America than Governor Richardson, and I am deeply honored to have his support,” Obama said. “He knows that to secure American interests, 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. And that’s the kind of tough, aggressive diplomacy we need to meet the new challenges of the 21st century.”

3 thoughts on “Richardson endorses Obama for president

  1. It’s a good thing Richardson endorsed Obama in time to have an impact on the Democratic caucus in New Mexico.

  2. I can’t see how anyone, including our distinguished Governor, can support Senator Obama after he and his family, including his children, sat Sunday after Sunday listening to the venom spewing from his pastors mouth.

    I know that I and I believe most true Americans would have walked out of that church the first time we heard the hate America & white people speech. I wonder if Senator Obama has a cabinet position for any of those church goers, who clap & cheer at his racist, hateful remarks.

    What imprint on Senator Obama’s children has been made after listening to those horrible lectures. What could Senator Obama been thinking? I believe that when Senator Obama’s wife made her speech that for the FIRST TIME she really felt like an American she hit the nail on the head.

    I was all for Senator Obama, but how could anyone vote for him now? What Cabinet would he have, who would he appoint to the Supreme Court, these and other questions cannot be answered. How could anyone vote for Senator Obama?

    Don Jonker

  3. Congratulations to Governor Richardson on voting his conscience — putting his ideals first. It is clear that we in this country should finally forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have collectively made in the name of “race.” Let us put the issue of race behind us in America and embrace a man who has vision, leadership, and eloquence. We need vision and a person who can rally us to follow that vision in the White House. Thank you Bill Richardson for sticking your neck out to advance those qualities.
    Michael Arkin
    Corrales