Campaign 2008, Politics

Richardson Endorses Obama

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is set to endorse Barack Obama today. This is somewhat surprising given that Richardson has long been a political patron of the Clintons and was one of the top picks as Hillary’s VP.

It’s easily foreseeable that a deal was struck to make Richardson Obama’s VP. What are some of the top things that Obama will need? Outreach to Hispanics and foreign policy experience on his ticket. Richardson provides them both. Richardson has an equally strident pro-surrender stance in Iraq, and has some appeal with both the far left and moderates. He didn’t set the world on fire as a Presidential candidate, but he’d be a solid VP pick for Obama.

…then again, maybe not…

Campaign 2008, Politics

So Long, Bill

Former NM Governor Bill Richardson will drop out of the race. This isn’t surprising, as he’s not made much progress and is unlikely to do so in the future. Richardson’s foreign policy statements squandered what little credibility he had—and even sucking up to the radical left couldn’t save him. The word has always been that Richardson has really been running to be Hillary’s VP, which is possible. Then again, given his paltry level of support, I wouldn’t be so sure that he has much of a chance of that.