Friday, March 21, 2008
A Big Deal
This morning when I read the headlines that Gov Richardson of NM had endorsed Obama, I was a bit wowed. It seems to me that the Clintons have done much for Richardson’s career. In fact, without the Clintons, Richardson would not be a household name and possibly not the governor of NM. According to the article, both Obama and Hillary have been courting Richardson hoping to get his endorsement. IMHO it seems that this was a big decision. To not go with Hillary was to turn your back on the one who brought you to the dance. It could mean political suicide if Obama loses and Hillary wins. So what does it really mean? At a time when Obama is struggling with the race issue and Hillary gaining a bit, does it mean that Richardson thinks that Obama will win the nomination, and he is jumping on the winning team. What kind of promises did Obama have to make to win over Richardson? Maybe Obama thinks he will pull in the Hispanic vote by getting this endorsement. I doubt if an endorsement will do that, but if Richardson were running as the VP…now that would get the Hispanic vote. I find it very interesting, and a bit greasy, slimy.