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. Twinkle Toes Mulligan

    Weasel is right. Obama promised him something BIG. What a creep he turned out to be.

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

    Richardson said he would follow his states lead, and he said it on
    national TV so say what he may he lied. I really lost my respect for
    him and that just goes against Obama's vote for me. But I don't see anyone that is very busy trying to bring unity in any part of the Democratic party.

    April 2, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Sydney

    Hey, everyone who thinks that Bill Richardson is a traitor. HE DOESN'T OWE THE CLINTONS. NO ONE DOES. Richardson backed Obama, just like a lot of other people, because he is the right person. Stop calling him that just because he did what he felt was the right thing to do.

    Obama '08

    April 2, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. John

    Richardson should be respected for making a decision based on what he beleives is good for his party and country. The Clinton's lie . I believe Richardson. Good for him.

    April 2, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. Manny Moe, CA

    Are we STILL talking about this? Richardson is an AMERICAN; the last time I looked he had a right to pick anybody he wanted. Just because Bill and Hillary schemed and scammed the idea that he would fall in line like a lost sheep, doesn't mean it was going to happen.

    EARTH to Bill Clinton–he don't want ya, or your wife. Leave the man alone. Your plan didn't work, shake it off, and stop whinin'. Go help your wife with her taxes, and stop beatin' this dead horse. It's over.

    April 2, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. lois

    Sounds like Bill Richardson lied to a lot of people. I think he made a BIG MISTAKE!

    April 2, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. Asians for Hillary

    Lier, Bill Richardson. I feel disgusted by this traitor. Hillary doesn't need this man. She will win and leave Richardson feel ashamed of his stupid betrayal.

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

    Oh puhleeezzzzz!! Traitor? Weasel? Thats like saying you guys are morons. His state barely went for HRC. SO WHAT if he worked for them. By that logic no one should ever venture to be an entrepreneur of any sort 'cause they "owe somebody" for the skills they have learned and knowledge they have gained. Good luck working for someone else your whole life! I guess you are morons.

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

    This is 1968 all over again. Nixon - I mean McCain - will win by a landslide and Richardson will be eating crow. Good way to burn your bridges, Bill.

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

    Richardson is a disgusting excuse for a human. He is out for one thing only - his own career - just as any other politician is. Richardson is lying - he did say he would endorse Clinton, he did play games with the press and the candidates in order to have power and stay in the public eye. No one needs you Richarson - you are pathetic - Obama doesn't need you and neither does Clinton or the country - so keep your slimy self out of everyone's way.

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

    Delegates and Superdelegates can change their minds, you know...

    Even states, like California... if the primary were held today, would switch to Obama. I find Clinton's inability to face reality... kinda sad.

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

    Good, now Hillary doesn't have to promise him anything when she becomes President of the United States of America.

    April 2, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. I used to be a Democrat

    Is this guy serious? He actually calls himself "we"?

    Hey Richardson, not only will you not be in the White House next year, you probably won't be Governor much longer either after stabbing your own people in the back!

    What a loser!

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


    All you people who think that Hillary is the be all and end all of the democratic party are fooling yourselvs. So quit complaining about who endorses whoever and hope that either Hillary OR Obama get in the WH, because John McCain is a very strong opponent.

    Obama in 2008

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

    For pete sakes Bill. You used to be President of the United States of America. The greatest country on the planet. Stop posting these silly comments on here. We know its you.

    April 2, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. Marie in California

    Richardson is an conniving opportunist....looks to him like Obama might be winning the nomination so he sucks up to Obama to see what he can get out of it.....like maybe the vice-presidency. Give it up, Richardson.....if BHO gets the nomination he'll probably choose that unknown woman from Kansas to run with him, just to try to vaccuum in Hillary's supporters.

    Richardson's also a traitor.....and that has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with loyalty to those who lifted you up and took care of you.....and continued to do so.

    Worse....Richardson looks and sounds like the Gerber baby, but with a black beard and mustache.

    Say no to the "Audacity of Hype!"

    Hillary or McCain – 2008

    April 2, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  17. Please make it stop

    How is Richardson a traditor? Last time I checked, we lived in America and we are free to make up our minds?!?!? The Clintons really need to give this up. And to think I almost voted for Hillary Clinton...

    April 2, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  18. sophia nyc

    Superdelegates take heed. All the more reason to endorse Obama. Giving the Clintons more power will be America's biggest nigtmare.

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

    Thanks Bill Richardson, You made the right choice,
    "Obama" is the man.
    You are a very smart & caring man, and I believe "OBAMA"
    is the man.

    April 2, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  20. anonymous

    Richardson doesn't owe the Clintons anything. If they did anything hoping for the return of something then the Clintons owe themselves.

    Richardson served his country and the Clinton Administration well. His allegiance is only to the people whom he serve.

    April 2, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  21. yeah

    well if I was friends with someone who kept on lying and lying and will do anything to win, I would turn my back on them as well.

    April 2, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  22. Mel, WI

    It must be a slow, slow news day. The man said he wanted to go with Obama. What part of "see ya" don't you understand?

    Just because you watched the Superbowl, and ate some chips and dip, doesn't mean he supports your wife.

    Grow up Bill, shake it off, move on.

    I don't think this man will last until November, seriously.

    April 2, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  23. a supporter

    Can someone call him a hero? Definitely NOT ! If he betrayed once, he could betray twice ! Nobody can trust this kind of person !

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

    He is disgusting! Liars support liars – go figure!

    April 2, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. Liz, Pittsburgh PA

    Richardson obviously wants to be the VP so decided to jump on the bandwagon. It makes sense that he would do this but I think he should just confess and let it be.

    April 2, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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