Watch Bill Richardson endorse Obama. (AP Photo)
(CNN) - Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic race for president Friday.
"Barack Obama will make a great and historic president," Richardson told a rally in Portland, Oregon, with Obama standing at his side.
Richardson said Obama's recent speech on race in America, saying he "understands clearly that only by bringing people together, only by bridging our differences can we all succeed together as Americans."
"He appealed to the best in us ... as a Hispanic American I was particularly touched by his words," Richardson added.
THAT'S THE TICKET!
We will never vote for Obama.
Voters in NC
does obama have a plan for mexico?
What a fantastic endorsement! Thank you Gov. Richardson for doing the right thing!
Obama paid off another person. Richardson is dumb because he just now rode the coat tails of a fallen angel. All the issues of Obama are starting to surface and the end is near for his political career.
I saw the speech, the usually redundant speech by Obama. The urgency of now,MLK, and I did not vote for the war. Is this all there is to him? Why do people want to hear the same thing over and over?
Welcome aboard Bill!!! Glad to have you!
Excellent endorsement. OBAMA 08'
No distancing there!!!!!!
Let's go DEMOS Let's go!!!!!!!!
Yes! Now all we need if for the two of them to be on an Obama-Richardson ticket! That's my kind of dream team!
Good speach by Mr. Richardson. The two seemed at ease with each other on stage, unlike Romney and McCain.
Historically inept and without courage.
A continuation of the current president's qualifications.
WOW Senator clinton shrugged it off.. Hmm... says much about her Monstrous behavior.
If this endorsement gets him to Nominee ,I give up on the Democratic party
I'm glad Richardson saw what the speech was really about rather than dissect it like the talking heads on the news networks. As much as I like Obama, I'm grateful that the Clinton campaign is staying out of the Wright controversy. I may not agree with many of the things she does, but I have to give her kudos for that. I hope she makes a habit of this.
must have been promised the VP position. I hope all of these politicians are ready to take responsibility for their decisions when this man takes our country down the drain.
The races and the democratic party are coming together.
To those of you who think this endorsement means nothing, look at Richardson's diplomacy record; he is a political figure who knows how to work with the world and gain respect. We need that. Let's move forward!
One needs to aks, "What was Richardson promised by Obama, VP or some other position"? It means nothing except he stabbed the Clinton's in the back. Guess superdelagates don't have to go the way their state voted – New Mexico voted for Hillary. Richardson's public career is over.
Richardson just proved that he can't be trusted, guess he approvesof Rev. Wright's comments.
As a "typical white woman", I am deeply offended by Obama's remarks as should every American be.
Awesome! Lets come together democrats otherwise we will get stuck with 4 more years of the same old stuff.
It's nice to see that there are some who can still think for themselves. I have a dream ticket suggestion: Sen. Obama and Gov. Richardson.
I hope this helps quell Hispanic Americans' fear of a Black candidate.
Two minorities, even though Americans are changing will never work. The country is not ready. Don't put him or Hillary on the ticket or the Dems are doomed.
No to Hillary and Richardson for the VP
I wonder what backroom deals took place here? Richardson (whom i liked a lot as a candidate) turned his back on his friend for this guy! What a joke. How much do you want to bet that Richardson will be Obama's VP if he gets the nomination....
Let's see. Clinton or Obama? What the heck. I'll endorse the front runner Obama. That was a really big decision.
it smell VP, one is unpatriotic and the other one unfaithfull where the US is going? At this rate I think Senator McCain chance are groing by the minute