Richardson’s bid for VP?

posted at 8:15 am on March 21, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Bill Richardson has decided to endorse Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, and should make it official this morning. For Obam, this comes as a refreshing change of narrative after two weeks of Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright scrutiny. For Richardson, it provides at least a momentary return to relevance — and the potential for a VP nod:

ABC News can confirm that former presidential candidate, Bill Richardson is set to endorse Sen. Barack Obama Friday.

According to Obama campaign aides, Richardson will appear at Obama’s 9:30 am Pacific-time rally at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.

Noting he was “deeply honored” by Richardson’s support Obama said in a released statement, “Whether it’s fighting to end the Iraq war or stop the genocide in Darfur or prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, Gov. Richardson has been a powerful voice on issues of global security, peace and justice, earning five Nobel Peace Prize nominations.”

Richardson’s endorsement of Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton is seen as a blow to the Clinton campaign who have a long relationship with the governor. Richardson was Ambassador to the UN under the Clinton administration, and remained friendly with the former President afterward.

This does tend to throw Hillary under the bus. It doesn’t reach the level of egregiousness as Al Gore’s backstab of Joe Lieberman, when his former running mate endorsed Howard Dean after Lieberman graciously delayed entering the 2004 race to see whether Gore wanted to try again after his narrow 2000 loss. However, given the close relationship between Richardson and the Clintons until this year, it looks like Hillary has lost the ability to keep allies in the fold, which will not help in keeping other superdelegates in line.

Richardson’s endorsement helps Obama with Latinos in the party, but the question will be to what extent. Before Bill Clinton set fire to race-based passions in South Carolina, the demographics showed strong Latino support for Hillary — and some support for John McCain as a second choice. The Hispanic community tends to be much more socially conservative than Obama, and the rhetoric from Wright will not set well with a group that sees America in much more positive terms than the sermons given at Trinity United Church. Richardson’s endorsement may offset that, but not by much.

Would it improve if Obama made Richardson his running mate? Richardson has been running for VP since mid-2007, when it became obvious that Obama had become the anti-Hillary in the Democratic primary. He could supply much of what Obama lacks — executive experience, a foreign-policy track record, and better legislative connections. Unfortunately, none of that helped Richardson in the primaries, and for one reason: Richardson is a lousy campaigner. He couldn’t raise money, and despite the best résumé in both parties, he could gain no traction at all against two demonstrably weaker candidates.

That may not matter to Obama. He can campaign well enough on his own, and running mates rarely win or lose elections by themselves. He needs the prestige Richardson brings. And if Richardson endorsed him now, with the Jeremiah Wright scandal in full bloom, it’s likely some quid pro quo is involved.


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Well, one thing has become blatantly obvious . . . loyalty and trust are not valued virtues in the party of the Democrats.

rplat on March 21, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Richardson’s endorsement of Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton is seen as a blow to the Clinton campaign who have a long relationship with the governor.

Another question it would be great to hear but don’t hold your breath;”Governor, after riding the clintons coattails for so many years and knowing them intimately, would you explain to the public why hillary is not the most qualified to be president among the democrat candidates?”

There is no honor or loyalty among demofascist scum.

peacenprosperity on March 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM

Talk about someone having skeletons in their closet! Richardson can’t keep his hands to himself.

Blake on March 21, 2008 at 8:34 AM

“Governor, after riding the clintons coattails for so many years and knowing them intimately, would you explain to the public why hillary is not the most qualified to be president among the democrat candidates?”

Why yes. She needs a black VP. That makes Barak more qualified.

Next question.

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:34 AM

If I weren’t inclined to vote for this inept Clinton rump-swab during the primaries, why would his teaming up with Barry O’ make me vote for him as VP? Barry’s only function is to complete the house-drop on Herself. We can then watch her porcine feet curl up and start singing, “Ding-dong the Grifter’s dead!”

GeneSmith on March 21, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Why yes. She needs a black VP. That makes Barak more qualified.

Next question.

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:34 AM

I agree… And Obama will need a white women VP

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 8:40 AM

If I weren’t inclined to vote for this inept Clinton rump-swab during the primaries, why would his teaming up with Barry O’ make me vote for him as VP?

Porque, el es el Mesías.

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:40 AM

Is Barry/Bill Nancy’s dream ticket?

Brat on March 21, 2008 at 8:41 AM

I agree… And Obama will need a white women VP

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 8:40 AM

Bein a democrat is hard work. But I think you got it!

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:41 AM

I would love to be a fly on the wall of the bedroom, er I mean, whatever room the Clintons talk and through lamps and chairs in.

sheriff246 on March 21, 2008 at 8:45 AM

This shouldn’t really bother Shillary. After all, she has that exciting, thrill-packed Jack Murtha endorsement to fall back on.

pilamaye on March 21, 2008 at 8:46 AM

He needs someone who is actually willing to put their hand over their heart, you know…to help balance out the ticket.

Darksean on March 21, 2008 at 8:47 AM

When push comes to shove, the Democrat’s failed ideology will always win out. If the powers-that-be in the Dem party didn’t make it clear to Richardson that Clinton was going to be the nominee, I wonder if the Dem’s are just stupid enough to persist with Obama in the long run.

They’ve run deeply deeply flawed candidates so many times before. While it may sound unbelievable to you and me, there is alway the very real possibility they are going to do it again, and make Obama the nominee. I certainly wouldn’t put it past them.

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Why would *anyone* care what Richardson has to say? I’d rather stay focused on B HUSSEIN Obama’s love/support of his hatemonger pastor.

PoliticallyIncorrectSandy on March 21, 2008 at 9:01 AM

More cynical identity politics by the Democrats? Color me shocked.

Hispanics are already wary of Obama, and I bet most of them don’t even know yet how radical he is. Obama supports abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion, and he supports gay marriage — not exactly positions that a lot of Hispanic voters are likely to agree with.

But hey, Richardson belongs to a minority group, and that’s what really matters, right?

AZCoyote on March 21, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Why would *anyone* care what Richardson has to say? I’d rather stay focused on B HUSSEIN Obama’s love/support of his hatemonger pastor.

Said pastor is about to receive an award from Texas Christian University.

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM

I’m getting the popcorn ready for when McCain beats Obama and the world chalks it up to a Racist America. Or McCain beats Hillary and the world chalks it up to a Sexist America. Either way, it’s going to be fun watching.

Seixon on March 21, 2008 at 9:19 AM

¡La gente blanca típica me ama!

Alden Pyle on March 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Well, one thing has become blatantly obvious . . . loyalty and trust are not valued virtues in the party of the Democrats.

rplat on March 21, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Neither is Patriotism or equality and harmony of the races.

This is not a bad move. This is a suicidal, idiotic move.

Gov Richardson, Do you agree with Rev Wright’s message? would you have sat and listened to Rev Wright for 20 years and embraced him? Aren’t you troubled that the man you endorsed at the very best has very poor judgment and at worse is an anti-American racist?

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 9:30 AM

talk about your PC dream ticket..

DaveC on March 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

So I’m guessing my Clinton/Richardson ’08 bumper sticker is pretty much worthless now? ;-0

Seriously, I don’t see Richardson as the VP on a ticket whose only strength is “newness” He’s a DC insider with considerable ties to the Clinton machine (or at least did until this morning). I see him more likely on the short list for a plum cabinet post like SECSTATE.

highhopes on March 21, 2008 at 9:41 AM

Ah yes. Maybe Obama wants a professional baseball player on the ticket. Oh wait. That was a lie Richardson knowingly included on his “resume” until called on it. Come to think of it, he’s a perfect fit for BHO.

Sugar Land on March 21, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Isn’t this sorta’ like Huey Newton endorsing Bobby Seale?

franksalterego on March 21, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Richardson? I’M CAROL!

Cuffy Meigs on March 21, 2008 at 9:45 AM

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 9:30 AM

At the end of the day DUMBDUMB america, who rarly pays any attention to anything except how to get their next high, will have long forgotten about the Rev. Wrightless. Just like OUR illegal immigration victory, soon after which, DUMBDUMB america gave us the likes of John the McGramnesty.

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Pretty risky. Bill’s ethnicity can’t neutralize the Wright venom, and Hillary will now place him on her to do list. If he thinks his foreign relations experience is a positive, playing back the results of his North Korea negotiations should take care of that, although it does demonstrate more experience than Obama’s diddling in Kenyan politics.

a capella on March 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM

At the end of the day DUMBDUMB america, who rarly pays any attention to anything except how to get their next high, will have long forgotten about the Rev. Wrightless. Just like OUR illegal immigration victory, soon after which, DUMBDUMB america gave us the likes of John the McGramnesty.

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Y’know, if there’s one thing that really gets tiresome and offensive, it’s the posters on commentaries on the left and the right who figure that based on the fact that they’re political junkies, they’re smarter than everyone else in America and therefore have a right to call them names.

Frankly, most of the people I know and work with think my fascination with politics is a little odd. But then it’s what I do rather than playing fantasy football or the like.

Still, people are people. Most live their lives and pursue their passions and their dreams and raise their families and take this stuff seriously in its season.
And some of them are geniuses and some of them are dolts.

But if anyone wants to help the conservative cause, it’d be better to think of the American people as Ronald Reagan did, rather than as Jeremiah Wright does.

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 9:55 AM

I actually have a lot of faith in the intelligence and basic fairness of the average American. This cuts to the core and won’t be easily or quickly forgotten. Positions have already calcified and are unlikely to change.

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Richardson doesn’t have a snowball in hells chance of getting the VP slot. Obama will choose Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for the VP, this will give him a better chance in the hearthland states where he is weak. This also gets him back some of the white women voters..McGramnesty will counter with making Condi Rice his VP running mate. Hillary has to get a black male running mate, and there’s too many out there, so as soon as I see her starting to hang out with one, then we should know more.

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Bein a democrat is hard work. But I think you got it!

JiangxiDad on March 21, 2008 at 8:41 AM

Speaking of hard work… you have no idea how hard it is on us (at least me!) conservatives to try to mentally follow the twists and turns it takes to make some sort of sense of what the dhimms do.

On a side, this pic of Obama, for me, sums up what he’s all about. Himself.

4shoes on March 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Isn’t this sorta’ like Huey Newton endorsing Bobby Seale?

franksalterego on March 21, 2008 at 9:43 AM

It’s more like Speedy Gonzalez endorsing Dudley Dooright.

fogw on March 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Probably what ol’ Bill figures is that if Hillary pulls it out, she’s solid enough with Hispanics that her best bet is going to be Strickland. My guess is now that if she does pull it out, Barry will be such damaged goods that she won’t need to put him on the ticket.

For Barry, on the other hand, the unspoken of the whole Wright mess is that it only made his already bad hand with Hispanics worse. If he does sneak through, Richardson just may be his best bet.

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:05 AM

You are problaly right, I’m never ever going to get over this amnesty thing ever. How can we be seeing McCain standing next to Linsey Gramhamcracker if everyone in america was paying attention about anything. So I guess, I’m wrong and the american people want another 30million illegals up here in the next 5 years, which will do wonders for the healthcare system not to mention the welfare system. Oh thats right they won’t be illegal anymore because all these intelligent americas voted in candidates this year who are going to one way or another legalize them all.

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Obviously integrity played no role in his decision.

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Has anyone entertained the notion, electing a Black Nationalist, with the power of the Pardon Pen?

jes’ wonderin’

franksalterego on March 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Obviously integrity played no role in his decision.

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM

*Chuckling…*

I think they beat that out of you in the Clinton Administration.

But just because ol’ Bill figures it that way doesn’t mean that’s the way it’ll be. If Barry taps him as his number two, how many times you reckon we’ll see the very same photo that highlights this topic in September and October?

Poor Bill. Talk about the wrong place at the wrong time.

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM

¡La gente blanca típica me ama!

Alden Pyle on March 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Not this one, but then maybe I’m not “typical” To me Richardson and Obama are both personalities manufactured by the MSM.

TooTall on March 21, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Personally, I think Barack should choose Eliot Spitzer as his running mate.

Barack-Bareback ’08.

thirteen28 on March 21, 2008 at 10:58 AM

The addition of a Latino to this ticket is like pouring gasoline on some of the primal forces the Demcrat Party has unleashed in this election cycle and it will not bode well for them in the fall when White Males (demonized) by the Obama Narrative comes back…..er…comes home to roost. White people don’t like to be told they’re bigots.

AYNBLAND on March 21, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Y’know, if there’s one thing that really gets tiresome and offensive, it’s the posters on commentaries on the left and the right who figure that based on the fact that they’re political junkies, they’re smarter than everyone else in America and therefore have a right to call them names.

But if anyone wants to help the conservative cause, it’d be better to think of the American people as Ronald Reagan did, rather than as Jeremiah Wright does.

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Agreed 100%. ‘Witty’ names like ‘Shillary’ show a relatively low lack of critical thinking, and only weaken the overall argument.

A Axe on March 21, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Ed are you any different than you claim Fox & Friends were this morning by showing that picture of Obama with his hands folded? How many times have I seen it on this blog? Frankly there is nothing wrong with showing it but for you to back Chris Wallace and smack down Doocy & company was out of line.

wepeople on March 21, 2008 at 11:28 AM

A Axe on March 21, 2008 at 11:25 AM

I agree, lets keep this website as bland and dry as possible on our comments, and also, the pictures of Hillary on HotAirs webpage are horrid, my my what are we becoming..

Legions on March 21, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Boy, that screencap ties it all together, doesn’t it? Rev. Wright… Farrakan… Obama with his hands on his crotch during the Pledge….

CliffHanger on March 21, 2008 at 11:57 AM

He could supply much of what Obama lacks — executive experience, a foreign-policy track record

Er – isn’t Richardson the tool who thinks that the Soviet Union still exists? Having him on the ticket would be like attaching yourself to a vegetable.

Still no complaints here, the Dems seem hellbent on making themselves unelectable.

Pax americana on March 21, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Richardson is a big phony. For years, Richardson had been spreading the lie that as a young man, he was a baseball phenom and had been drafted in the first round of the major league draft when he played college baseball for Tufts University (Division 3 no less). The Boston Globe went through all the records and it turned out that Richardson had never been in the major league draft at all, let alone the first round as Richardson claimed. Richardson, confronted with the evidence, still lied and tried to say that people had told him that he was a first round selection. Ultimately, Richardson had to admit that he was a liar and had lied on his campaign brochures etc. for years. Not that anybody in the MSM wants to say anything negative about Richardson for fear that he will call them antiHispanic, but the whole story of the Richardson resume lie is available in the Boston Globe archives.

Larraby on March 21, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Ultimately, Richardson had to admit that he was a liar and had lied on his campaign brochures etc.

That makes his both the perfect Democrat and the Perfect Running mate for Obama!

TheBigOldDog on March 21, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Why would Richardson want to be a token hispanic for the Dem race hustlers? Hasn’t he heard Obama was raised by a racist grandma?

miles on March 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM

I still can’t get over the fact that the media gave Richardson a total pass when he said the reason he, of all Dem. Pres. nominees, had not called for Alberto Gonzalez’s resignation was because Gonzalez, like Richardson, was hispanic. Brown Pride! But then, as Mark Steyn said, who needs an hispanic guy named “Richardson?”

Sean68 on March 21, 2008 at 12:40 PM

If he hasn’t kissed his ring, he’s sure to be kissing his ass

Kini on March 21, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Hate crimes against Hispanics are no where even close to crimes against Americans by illegal aliens. Richardson is just re-enforcing this presidental run based on race.

Mojack420 on March 21, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Did I just hear that right the policies put forward against the Soviet Union were not dem or rep policies but American policies um Bill news flash while your buddies the dems were trying to stop Regan winning the cold war. It was a republican not a dem who not only did it but without idiots like you on his side, because unlike the dimwits Regan had the American people behind him and that was true hope and change not your tired rhetoric for your new buddy.
JFK stood up to the soviets but since then the rest of you tools wanted to live with them and surrender eastern Europe to a life time under there soviet masters boot. I am sure the wall would have came down if Reagan was not in office and we had more Jimmy limp wristed Carter and Walter ill raise your taxes Mondale

Mojack420 on March 21, 2008 at 1:05 PM

I’m down with you Holmes- Bill

Hummer53 on March 21, 2008 at 1:09 PM

I watched and listened to the endorsement on Fox. His endorsement makes me remember his days representing? us at the UN. It was boring, stupid and definetly LEFT.

2theright on March 21, 2008 at 1:31 PM

I woke up, heard Richardson endorsing Obama after the terrible week Obama had and thought “Oh Richardson wants the Veep spot.” What an obviously ploy – I figured it out and I hadn’t even had a sip of coffee yet!

HawaiiLwyr on March 21, 2008 at 1:38 PM

An obvious ploy as well. I shouldn’t type this soon….

HawaiiLwyr on March 21, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Chili Mocha Latte in ’08!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on March 21, 2008 at 1:41 PM

And just to let you know it’s not Hispanic American its American of Hispanic decent. You pos bill Dickerson. And I will bet a lot of your so called Hispanic supporters don’t have any ties to the land know as Hispania named by Rome for the area known as Spain and portigule and what about all the slave trading your grand decedents perpetrated on those poor African captives . I guess slavery is only a stigma to be leveled against white Americans even knowing there were more slaves drought to Caribbean islands and south America and central America then to north America i.e. the united states of America .

Mojack420 on March 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Personally, I think Barack should choose Eliot Spitzer as his running mate.

Barack-Bareback ‘08.

thirteen28 on March 21, 2008 at 10:58 AM

I’ll admit it: That cracked me right on up.

Typhoon on March 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Opps I mean grand ancestors .

Mojack420 on March 21, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Hillary/Obama ’08

Connie on March 21, 2008 at 2:07 PM

At least the Catholic hispanics are smart enough to NOT vote for the muslim candidate….making Richardson his VP nominee won’t help.

SaintOlaf on March 21, 2008 at 2:10 PM

si se puede, si se puede!

j0 on March 21, 2008 at 2:16 PM

any guesses on how long it takes Richardson to throw his grandma under the same bus?

historian on March 21, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Obama-Richardson 08. The racist and the sexual fondler/assaulter. Down in flames.

Great pick, Barry!

funky chicken on March 21, 2008 at 3:16 PM

I could almost imagine Bill Clinton endorsing McCain LOL.

funky chicken on March 21, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Richardson wants VP, and might get it if he helps Obama navigate past the current minefield. His experience will balance the short history of Obama, much like (ha ha) Cheney was cast as an experienced member of Bush’s ticket. Obama wants to be a “change” agent, but he also has to tap into established Democratic networks, which Richardson can help with (Clinton admin, diplomatic service, Dem governor). I can definitely see this ticket happening, if Obama gets the nomination.

cs89 on March 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Not really too surprised at this turn of events. There has never been much affection between Hillary and the guy that spent most of his time pimping for Billy Jeff Clinton.

I don’t know about VP Richardson… Maybe. I imagine Obama is hoping for an even more ‘strategic’ pick for that slot. Richardson doesn’t have quite as much the pull with ‘hispanics’ that he and the media will try to make you believe.

I’m thinking that BO offered him Secretary of State or some sort of high powered ‘ambassador at large’ gig.

On the bright side, if Obama does win and HAS offered Richardson a job, it will at least get his carpetbagging posterior out of my state.

That new black dyed beard Bichardson is sporting is even more embarrassing than the scraggly gray thing he was sporting last month.

LegendHasIt on March 21, 2008 at 5:58 PM

Hillary/Obama/Richardson/Gore in 08. Are we covered yet? Wait can we add Huckabee?

2Tru2Tru on March 21, 2008 at 6:13 PM

See how racist is the DNC?

No white males are in the run.

How racist. “Typical minorities”. (Doesn’t sound good, does it?)

madmonkphotog on March 21, 2008 at 7:40 PM

“He needs the prestige Richardson brings.”

HA! That should be the quote of the day. Jeezus-effen-christ! Why do I hear the stupidest things from those who have been exalted into relevance by f*cktards. Richardson presides from one of the worst states ever in terms of everything publicly-funded: New Mexico.

Why did you leave California Ed? We do not miss you, just wondering why you left with your tail between your legs. Your cowardice behind a keyboard or microphone won’t change anything, but readers would like to know why you relocated to a “white” portion of the USA from which you pontificate.

Was the heat of the kitchen a little too warm for you? I’m guessing you were not a native to begin with, so that western pioneer pride has always been missing from your liberal arguments. Minnesota deserves you, just so long as you are not in my backyard.

Now if we could just get that wussy “deport the criminals first, grant amnesty to the rest” Patterico out of the state, then maybe the politics could change a little.

Richardson and prestige: an oxymoron.

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:14 PM

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Prestige is all about image and Richardson has the image of prestige among hispanics and Democrats, which Obama needs.

Why attack Ed?

I would want to leave a sh**hole like CA too.

Squid Shark on March 21, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Why attack Ed? Because he puts party before principle and country. In the former Soviet Union, he would be known as an apparatchik.

Anyone who does not put their countrymen first desrves the scorn of those they purport to represent. Fraud needs to be called out, wherever it manifests itself.

Richardson has presided over one of the worst states in the union, and he is an abject failure when it comes to governance.

Similarly, Ed is an abject failure at pointing out the failures of the reconquistas such as Richardson. Ed left the Great State of California because of demographic shifts, the kind recorded history has never seen. Rather than stay and fight for his home, he left like a coward. At least Hewitt has enough balls and gated communities to maintain a presence here.

A spade is a spade, and a wuss is a wuss. Ed is the same guy who opined that Ferraro should shut up, even though she spoke the truth.

Falsifications and the attendant opinions of party hacks do not have this counrty’s best interests at heart when they lump “prestige” and “Richardson” in the same sentence.

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:28 PM

And what you consider an “attack” I consider legitimate criticism. It’s sort of like Obama’s characterization of blacks having “anger” and whites having “resentment.” It’s all bullshit at the end of the day.

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:33 PM

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:28 PM

WTF are you talking about, Ed is far from a man who puts party before country. Your statements do not even synch up, how does stating the fact that Richardson brings an element of prestige in the Hispanic community to the Obama Campaign mean that he is putting party over country…?

Squid Shark on March 21, 2008 at 11:07 PM

petit bourgeois on March 21, 2008 at 10:33 PM

I can not even say you are throwing up a straw man argument because I it looks like you have Message board diarrhea. You are like James Joyce without the talent.

Squid Shark on March 21, 2008 at 11:10 PM

The rats are abandoning the sinking SS Hillary. They will just as quickly run from Obama when he starts heading for the briney deep.

imshocked on March 21, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Richardson has had his nose so far up Hillary’s butt for the last year she thought it was her kidney. Now he switches butts to Obama. Too funny.

Richardson is a clown, and his endorsement means dick.

Jaibones on March 22, 2008 at 12:07 AM

Prestige is all about image and Richardson has the image of prestige among hispanics and Democrats, which Obama needs.

Squid Shark on March 21, 2008 at 10:19 PM

I’ll stay out of your fight, here, but I dispute your assertion (or Ed’s) that Richardson holds any form of “prestige” for anyone. He was a zero-support also-ran, and comes from a third-world desert state, whose only economic engine is government, and non-residents who winter there.

Jaibones on March 22, 2008 at 12:12 AM

WTF are you talking about, Ed is far from a man who puts party before country. Your statements do not even synch up, how does stating the fact that Richardson brings an element of prestige in the Hispanic community to the Obama Campaign mean that he is putting party over country…?

Squid Shark on March 21, 2008 at 11:07 PM

Really? Name one time Ed has deviated from the party line or Rove’s “hispanic target.” And don’t give me wet noodle arguments, I want something substantive.

I believe I have caught you in some sort of dilemma between loyalty and common sense.

It really does not matter, because one week Ed says one thing and the next he says another. Is she running for office?

petit bourgeois on March 22, 2008 at 1:28 AM

how does stating the fact that Richardson brings an element of prestige in the Hispanic community to the Obama Campaign mean that he is putting party over country…?

DUH! He sides with the treason lobby, which is par for the course for left-republicans, such as yourself. Time for some re-introspection, brother.

petit bourgeois on March 22, 2008 at 1:31 AM

which is par for the course for left-republicans,

I am not a left republican, and I certainly do not side with the treason lobby. I dont know how you came to think that, but you are so very very wrong.

I would tell you that it is time for some re-inspection on your end, but that would imply some sort of capacity for introspective behavior. All you have shown so far is a capacity for ad hominem and straw man arguments.

Squid Shark on March 22, 2008 at 7:52 AM

……comes from a third-world desert state, whose only economic engine is government, and non-residents who winter there.
Jaibones on March 22, 2008 at 12:12 AM

First of all, Richardson doesn’t ‘come from here’; He is a carpetbagger from ‘OLD’ Mexico, Via Massachucetts, who came here specifically and ONLY to run for political office.

And while government is a significant economic engine, that and tourism are hardly our only source of income. We are very rich in natural resources.

Third world? I don’t know if it is still true, but ten years or so ago NM had the highest number of PhDs per capita of any state. We are the source of a lot of technological innovation; Many of the world’s greatest scientists and engineers work here.

Unless perhaps by third-world, you mean that we are governed like a third world country. Yeah, King Bill, as we call him, has been governing like he was a third world dictator, until recently when the legislature FINALLY realized he was an idiot empty suit and started opposing his stupid ideas.

Finally, If you think New Mexico is a desert, you must have either never been here at all or just driven through on the interstates. Other than jungle and coastline, we have every kind of climate and terrain imaginable.

LegendHasIt on March 22, 2008 at 5:44 PM

I’ll bet that cost Obama a pretty peso.

oakpack on March 22, 2008 at 7:44 PM

What’s wrong with the lead in photo? Richardson showing due respect for the flag behind them and the national anthem playing before them. Obama, showing indifference and no respect whatsoever for the county he feels entitled to lead.

These are the little things that show a persons true character.

MSGTAS on March 23, 2008 at 10:23 AM