April 2nd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Richardson: I never promised Clintons

(CNN) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday sharply disputed Bill Clinton's reported claim that Richardson promised to endorse Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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  1. Michiel W

    Bill Richardson has lost all credibility with me. Aren't his 15 minutes up yet!

    April 2, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. SlapStick, FL

    Why is it that when someone goes against the Clinton machine, they have to give a reason. The last time I checked, this was America; not N. Korea, so we have a right to change. It is not about friendship in this case, it is about who will be the better candidate to run a country. I don't know about anyone else but that is a pretty talll order to fill so the heck with friends, who will be better at running the country!!!

    April 2, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. Bryan

    """"""" TRAITOR TO YOUR OWN PEOPLE""""""""

    April 2, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  4. Deborah Hrenchir

    I am so tried of all the news show saying that Obama is black.
    That man is white to. Why don't the show remember that when they are talking about him

    April 2, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  5. Herman LA, CA

    Yep the Clintons who do they think they are? The world is not owe to them. I wish they would just go off into the sunset.

    April 2, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  6. Glenn, Cary, NC

    Richardson is a weasel. He made a political calculation and signed up with the team he thinks will win. So what else is new? He's a politician first and a human being last. No honor, no honesty, no loyalty, no gratitude and – in this case – no political smarts.

    It is likely that Obama will be the Democratic Party nominee. If he does become the nominee, he will lose between 40 and 45 states in November. It will be hilarious to watch Richardson and all the other rats desert the ship when that happens.

    April 2, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. Concerned Canadian

    James Carville called Bill Richardson a 'Judas' now Bill Richardson is calling James Carville a Liar....hmmmmm.

    April 2, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. steven pierce

    Howard dean along with bii richardson should both stay off the air ways with their smoke. Mr obama is so unsure of himself that he won't even allow a revote for the pepole in the states that were cheated. They had no part in the decesion to move up the date. Barack should join hillary and allow the revote in those states.I really belive he knows if they agree he loses those votes. I live in Illinois and have news for mr obama once whom would have voted for him will not anylonger. he was suppose to be for change but as we see he is playing the same old game.

    April 2, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  9. RRN

    Bill: "Define five..."

    ABH '08

    April 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  10. grady

    i think obama and clinton are full of it. a person would be out of ther here to want any one of thinm to run this great country .there just full of lies ..

    April 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  11. Debbie

    Butt out Bill! Hillary only wants to protect the Clinton stock in oil, pill makers and get healthcare for everyone to boost the Clintons stock in that. Richardson has figured her out. Smart Man! She isn't for the people. Wake up America!

    April 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  12. William - North Carolina

    Now BOTH Clintons are suffering from "sleep deprivation." How in the world can anyone trust these folks? They honestly make it up as they go... talk about a "fairy tale."

    April 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  13. Obama Nation

    VP hopeful Richardson? Politics? Sooooo transparent.

    April 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. Monica, Texas

    What is the deal with Bill Clinton...I really think he has lost all perspective on doing what is right... What are the thoughts from Howard Dean and the DNC on this...and the strong arm tactics being used here with the superdelegates. What else is going on behind closed doors?

    April 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  15. Pat M Canada

    Ya know just my opinion but – the more I read about the Politicians on this blog, the more I am convinced that there isn't one of them with the degree of intelligence, capability or Politcal prowness to govern America.

    They are sounding more like High School Jocks vying for Prom King and Queen every day!

    And Bill, it's time to stand back and keep quiet. Even if it's a reported claim, why on earth would you make such a statement, if you did? And why would you even give Bill Richardson a second look as a Hillary supporter? I don't think there are many standing in the Richardson line with their hands up yelling pick me, pick me !

    April 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  16. sweetfriend

    Democrats are never faithful.Bill R will be the loser in the end.May will join the Republican party if Obama get the nomination because he is getting a free ride.

    April 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  17. Scott

    In a time where people are getting sick of the politics of "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" I am surprised there are so many Clinton supporters calling Richardson a traitor.

    Is that the country we want to live in?

    Where people affiliate themselves with someone, or support someone because they owe him a favor.

    People should be able to endorse whomever they want... I understand the Clintons being hurt that Richardson endorsed Obama, but it is way out of line to say he OWED the endorsement to the Clintons.

    April 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  18. a supporter

    He is a super traitor. He could back Obama quietly, but he made such a big noise.

    April 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  19. former NM resident

    As much as I like Bill Richardson, he is a typical politican and has been known to lie. I think I'll side with Bill Clinton on this one, but in the end, who really cares??

    April 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  20. PMC

    This is not about the Clinton's. You basically endorsed a candidate that he himself endorsed a mentor that spews anti american rhetoric and black supremacy. No equality in these teachings. What were you thinking?

    April 2, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  21. mitch from ark.

    way to go ,bill richardson!i look for to seeing you in the next administration!

    April 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  22. Anyone but Obamination

    How about getting your campaign bills paid by Obama? You are a Judas, a term given to all turn coats. This has nothing to do with Jesus, it is something you call a back stabber in modern times. You first say delegates should support their constituents, then you turn coat. Sort of like Kerry who was for something before he was against it.

    April 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  23. Joseph Adewole

    You have done the right thing, let them say anything they like; you are great and l respect you more for making that decision which am sure you will not regret.......Joe

    April 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  24. California girl

    President Bill Clinton gave Mr. Richardson prestigious positions in his cabinet during his term as President. Bill Richardson has lost all credibility with all members of my family. We will NEVER vote for B. Richardson in future elections. Richardson should get over it, his 15 mintues are up and out.

    April 2, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  25. Nod

    Richardson is a clown.

    April 2, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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