Saturday, March 22, 2008

Richardson Endorses Obama, Then Disses Clintons For Their Spin

Yesterday's big political news was Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama (the picture is from YearlyKos and taken on this amazing MacBook). The Governor of New Mexico sees a true leader in the Senator from Illinois. Though that isn't the only thing he saw, the other was the petulant whining and ridiculous spin from the Clinton campaign. The spin was that his endorsement doesn't matter now, even though they were desperately courting to back their side. Well Richardson wasn't having any of it.

From CNN:

"I resent the fact that the Clinton people are now saying that my endorsement is too late because I only can help with Texans — with Texas and Hispanics, implying that that's my only value," the New Mexico governor told CNN's John King.

"That's typical of some of his advisers that kind of turned me off."Earlier Friday, Clinton campaign senior strategist Mark Penn said he thought Richardson's endorsement came too late to make an impact.

“The time that he could have been effective has long since passed," Penn told reporters on a conference call. "I don’t think it is a significant endorsement in this environment.”

In the interview Friday, Richardson also said he called Hillary Clinton Thursday to inform her of his decision to back Obama, a conversation he described as "painful."

I would also describe her entire campaign as "painful." As you can clearly see from above, Governor Richardson is a died in the wool Democrat and wants to see the best for his party. It may have taken him until late March to stand fully beside Obama. It is a shame that Hillary Clinton and her pack of wolves advisers have to try to tear him down and call him names.