Bill Richardson who dropped out of the race last January has now decided to endorse Barack Obama. In a letter to supporters he gives props to his old friends, the Clinton’s, but decides to choose Obama as the next president. “We are blessed to have two great American leaders and great Democrats running for President. My affection and admiration for Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton will never waver,” except today when I endorse Obama according to Richardson. Richardson writes, “Barack Obama will be a historic and a 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.” Richardson was impressed with Obama’s ‘More Perfect Union’ speech calling it “historic.” Richardson says that Obama “rejects the politics of pitting race against race. He understands clearly that only by bringing people together, only by bridging our differences can we all succeed together as Americans.” Many feel that Richardson is looking for a V.P. job and jumping on the Obama bandwagon. He is bit late in this endorsement since his own state, New Mexico, and the heavily Hispanic state Texas have already voted. Richardson is just being a “typical” politician and hedging his bets on what he feels is a winning side. In the process he turned his back on those he claims to have great “affection and admiration for.” And shouldn’t he, as a superdelegate, honor the wishes of his state who voted for Hillary Clinton? This wasn’t Obama’s only endorsement this week, but the other endorsement received little attention and was rejected by the Obama camp. The New Black Panther party endorsed Obama this past week. Their endorsement came one day after his speech on race, and was noted on the public portion of his website. According to an Obama spokesperson, “The page in question has been removed from our campaign Web site. Itâ€™s our policy with any content generated by a group that advocates violence.” The group still supports Obama’s campaign and understands his reaction to the endorsement by saying, “Thatâ€™s politics, and thatâ€™s fine.”
So Obama and Richardson are just acting out as “typical” politicians.
Here is the video of Bill Richardson endorsing Barack Obama;