April 2nd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
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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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  1. MP-Pennsylvania

    Richardson ran against Clinton in this primary. Where was Bill Clinton talking about loyalty.
    I don't understand.....
    I
    t is Ok to run against her but worng not to endorse her?

    April 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. Margie, DC

    Obama will never lose 40-45, and Glen from Cary NC is hallucinating. I think Richardson's move was calculating also. But I also think he has a right, under our Constitution to pick anyone he wants. Why is Clinton so bent out of shape over Richardson? Could it be because he's a minority, and should not have the audacity to make up his own mind?

    Clinton is a snake, and while I'm not too sure about Richardson, I am sure about Obama, and we will win.

    Obama 08

    April 2, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  3. gurarro

    Richardson stated he saw how nasty the Clinton campaign was getting and he wanted no part of it. It's nobody's fault but the Clinton's fault that Richardson did not endorse HRC. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, you should be listening to your friends. Clean up your act !!!

    April 2, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  4. pastjob, il

    Richardson is a smart man. he knows Hillary cannot win, so why endorse a loser? if the rest of you would get a clue, you all would know where Richardson is coming from. Hillary stop spending campagin money, u cannot win...give it to the poor!!!!!

    April 2, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. Louis

    Thousands of TV ads aired
    Millions of dollars spent
    Watching the Clintons implode–priceless

    April 2, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Nicknas

    Hey Richardson

    Relax sir. Ignore the Clintons and all of their attack dogs. You will have quite a bit of company soon as they continue to self destruct before our eyes. It is sad. I have friends that I have known and loved for 30 years and we disagree all the time but we are still the closest of friends.

    It is called maturity.

    The clintons have no friends they just have supporters that they still talk to. Until they don't.

    April 2, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Jewel from LA

    Someone needs to give Bill a TIME OUT. Oh, so no one is allowed to go against the almighty hillbilly Clinton's? Get over it Bubba! Remember, people in the USA are allowed to do as they please no matter how much you promise them political favors or money. There is a new political era coming & it 's doesn't involve BILLARY.

    April 2, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. DJ, NM

    Let it go, Bill. He doesn't want to have anything to do with you, or your wife. You shouldn't have invited yourself over to his house (frontin') and watched that game in front of the whole world.

    Tick tock Hillary.

    April 2, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  9. Frank, Chicago

    Blah, blah...blah....individual endorsements never win elections.....Obama supporters need to get over themselves and Bill Richardson's endorsement, who cares about Richardson? Maybe Mike Gravel will endorse Obama....Obama's candicacy is about as empty as his endorsements....Who does Obama think he is? Give me a break!

    April 2, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. Cissoko

    Losing 40 to 45 sates in November will never happen to Obama. If he is the nominee he will win this election against Mccain. I can understand that Glenn is so disappointed because of he's supporting Hillary. Relax, wait and see!

    April 2, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  11. Wendy

    Of course, people wil believe Richardson. To some people, the Clintons never tell the truth....even when they do. My guess is that Richardson DID agree he would endorse Clinton, but decided to swing the other way when Obama agreed to give him a coveted position.

    It had nothing to do with her campaign getting "nasty" because Obama's campaign has done the same stuff....and Richardson wasn't terribly impressed with Obama when he himself was running for president. Something smells fishy......

    April 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  12. Ohiobo, J From Vancouver, Canada

    It is not that he went against the machine. It is about honesty, intergrity, and being true to oneself. I believe and so do most of my friends that Bill Richardson is an opportunist and he is only looking out for himself. That is the end of his political life. Though Obama is likeable and articulate but he does not have the experience and judgement to be president. Obama's ego is bigger than him

    April 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  13. Bryan

    Glenn,cary,NC
    THANKS you have spoken the very words which I was thinking.

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

    Gov. Richardson,

    Please don't let the Clintons get to you! What you did took guts, you obviously thought endorsing Sen. Obama was the best thing for the country.

    I am sure we are all sorry that you lost a friendship, but maybe this was not a true friendship.

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

    The Clinton supporters are just as delusional as their candidate which, of course, makes sense.

    April 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  16. W. Potter, TX

    . . . The hispanics should not look upon Bill Richardson as a traitor. Bill is a good example for hispanics in that he is standing up for what he believes in for the country and not allowing himself to be cast as some stereotype voting block for the Clintons, with blind loyalty to Hillary as if she is a dictator.

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

    THE CLINTONS BEHAVIOR JUST REINFORCES THE REASON

    GOV. RICHARDSON DECIDED NOT TO ENDORSE "THEM" TO

    BEGIN WITH.

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

    Richardson went against his state and Hispanics across the country.... He clearly wants something from Obama.....

    I don't believe Bill (Richardson)

    April 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  19. Susan MO

    Clinton can make it despite what Richardson has done. We feel he has hurt himself and Obama. We were first for Obama, but not after listening to him over the past several weeks. He is showing a different side than previously.

    Clinton!

    April 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  20. Brian

    "The Clintons should get over this?" Sounds like a pretty mature man...

    April 2, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  21. C.Lo

    Richardson is honest, a true patriot who did much more for his country than carville ...carville is just a ugly guy

    April 2, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  22. NickSanDiego

    Well well yet ANOTHER LIE from the Clintons that is Directly refuted by FACT! Sad thing is the ClintonBots would believe it was November next week and they would believe them. Are they REALLY that weak minded?

    This is a LIE and Richardson is RIGHT to correct the record.

    April 2, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  23. Eddie P. roch. ny

    Richardson is a turncoat. He's trying to be one of the big nasty guys. He's a chicken hearted democrat that just came home to roost. One of those chickens Rev. Wright talks about.

    April 2, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  24. Paula

    Bill Richardson have every right to endorse anyone he see fit, get over it Clintons. I was a Clinton supporter but they are disgust me so great deal I am Obama supporter now, If Clinton that great how democratic lost to Bush?

    April 2, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  25. Natalie

    Bill Richardson owes the Clintons nothing, nada, zip, certainly not his loyalty. He was appointed to two jobs in B Clinton's administration and did what was expected to do and did those jobs well. When Clinton left the White House, so did Richardson. This is after all a free country and Bill Richardson has the free will to do as he pleases. I believe Richardson when he says that he never promised Bill his endorsement. I know one thing for sure about the Clintons and that is that they are very good liars.

    April 2, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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