April 2nd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
3 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. Jeff in WI

    ""If he does become the nominee, he will lose between 40 and 45 states in November.""

    Let's just file this away until November.

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

    Governor-Bill Richardson,I think it would be appropriate if you moved away from constantly trying to convince the whole USA-what you did and what you did not tell Bill Clinton with regards to not endorsing Hillary.That is water under the bridge.Concentrate on what is good for New Mexicans.Not everyone can become a President.You voted your concience and has to live with it.The ping pong politics does not help.

    April 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. Noreen Cardinale

    Mr. Richardson, the only person you have helped is yourself, and the only person you have hurt is yourself.

    April 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  4. Mike

    Clintons lying again. It never ends...

    Richardson made a wise decision by endorsing the right candidate, and refusing to get in the gutter with Clinton and Co. shows maturity on his part. When will the Clintons learn we are tired of these tactics?

    April 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. tony

    trader! Juda! unfaithful! Liar! That a' all I think about Richardson now. He own Clinton and own his Hispanic root for his endorsment.

    April 2, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  6. Gail

    I agree with the first bloger isn't his fifteen minutes up yet.

    April 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  7. Insight

    Richardson: "I held back. I waited. I felt the campaign got nasty"

    I would do the same if I were Richardson. Hillary and her campaign has lost my respect.

    April 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  8. Independent

    Kudos to Bill Richardson for making the choice he felt was best for the country!

    April 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  9. Terry

    Shouldn't he back what people voted for? Clinton won NM and majority of the Latino votes. If he ends up in the ticket, Obama will lose. Being a traitor is worse than anything.

    April 2, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  10. Exfan

    Once again the Clintons are distorting the truth because the truth hurts. Bill's "I heard it five times" is equivalent to Hillary's being under sniper fire as she landed in Bosnia. Those two are in their own little fantasy world where they are the center of attention and the truth goes by the wayside. Time for the country to MOVE ON.

    April 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  11. nnachi

    now bill is also a big fool let people see him for who he is

    April 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. John - Maryland

    Another lie from the Clintons and as far as I'm concerned if it comes down to "he said – she said", I do not trust the clintons. It's close to tax time – What are the clintons waiting for? tax deadline? produce them already....

    OBAMANATION

    April 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  13. Chuck in Oregon

    I must admit I do believe Richardson in this. It has in the past been a thing with the Clintons to discredit anyone that "turned" their back on them or went against them. His little temper tantrum in California only goes to show their frustration and desperation with being behind in the race. The Clintons are not use to loosing as is obvisous with their continued attempts to blame all that is wrong or going wrong on others.

    April 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  14. Venus

    Yeah He claims he's the Clinton's friend and that he is very loyal to them, but don't friends who are loyal support there friends. This guy is a back stabber and he deserves to be put on the spot for what he did. This is yet again the common betrayal that happens when you find out someone isn't really your friend.

    April 2, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  15. pastjob

    Glen,
    please put on your smart cap on. Richardson can choose anyone he wants to endorse. the only traitor is Hillary for going on even though she already knows she is going to lose. but because of the "politician in her" she wants her name to keep going on....Obama will win in November, but its people like you who will not unite.

    April 2, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  16. Jo

    I left my comment. Where is it!

    Richardson is a little man with a big ego. He endorsed Obama because he felt Hillary was not giving him enough attention - not because she wasn't the best candidate.

    Actions speak louder than words - and Hillary is a woman of action. Obama is going to be the democratic version of George Bush. If you place an incompetent person in the presidency, you will get an incompent President . Obama will be the Democratic version of the Comedy of Errors, just like George is the Republican version.

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  17. cathy

    Bill Richardson owed nothing to the Clintons. Yes he worked in Bill's White House, but many who worked in the Clinton White House felt betrayed by the Clinton lies. It sounds like Bill is lying again. Can he prove the 5 meetings other than the Super Bowl?

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  18. maynard

    obama///richardson OR obama //// gore

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  19. Former-Hillary supporter

    He endorsed the better, more honest of the 2 candidates. What is te big deal. Bil and Hill are liars.

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. Nicholas Hussein

    I thoroughly resent the Clintons' feelings of entitlement...

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  21. Franky

    "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."

    If he does lose, then guess what? No one hasn't change....

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  22. tell the truth

    Stop with all the nonsense. Bill Richardson did want he thought was right. It appears only Democratic leave comment on this website. They might not be Democratic. The facts are you can not vote for McCain in November. Rember McCain equal Bush. Vote Hilliary or Obama. Some people are leaving untrue comment just trying start trouble within the Democratic party. please rember you never know who is leaving a comment. CNN please post this

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  23. TC in Ohio

    Obama will win this fall! Face the music you Clinton lovers!

    April 2, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  24. Craig in Texas Democrat and supporter for Obama

    Can we as democrats unite? If we dont support whoever the nominee is the republicans will have there way for another four years. You think we in the crapper now wait till the next group of republicans get in there do to us. I suggest go to proper factcheck outlets i wish cnn would do this and do real research on your candidate as a inteligent voter/supporter and if your candidate does not win support the other for the sake of our party. We all know media will not portray the whole truth and this is not a game act like responsible adults and support your party. God Bless

    April 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  25. Tim

    Yes, the Clintons should get over it. They are liars and thieves and no one owes them any anything.

    April 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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