"SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the nation's only
Hispanic governor, is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president, calling him a
"once-in-a- lifetime leader" who can unite the nation and restore America's
Richardson backed Obama despite his ties to Clinton and her husband, the
former president. He served as ambassador to the U.N. and as secretary of the
Energy Department during the Clinton administration. Last month, Richardson and
former President Clinton watched the Super Bowl together at the governor's
residence in Santa Fe."
This is bigger that you might think. As a close ally of the Clintons, Richardson was the one Bill Clinton had tagged when the former president needed some help in getting Lewinsky a job for silence and Richardson who'd been the ambassador to the UN had tried to help him out. Richardson's endorsement might be the first sign that Obama's speech is working, and really motivating and inspiring Clinton defection. Not only that but, now that I think of it, a Richardson VP would do alot to shore up Obama's weakness in the Latino demographic. All and all this is a very good thing for Barack.