(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama will nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be Commerce Secretary at a news conference in Chicago Wednesday, a Democratic source tells CNN's Candy Crowley.
A former rival of Obama's for the the Democratic nomination, Richardson served as ambassador to the United Nations and the Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton.
Good for him....sure he'll do a great job.
No Sandy, he just knows how to pick a winner. Bill will be ok and I am sure he is doing better than you my dear. He is a man and he has got over it and so has Hillary so you need to get over it too you PUMA.
RICHARDSON , WOULD NOT MAKE A GOOD JANITOR.
LOOK AT THAT FACE . BAck door of a MULE .
Great a united Democratic Party and a wonderful post for Richardson... Obama never seems to amaze me – he just make intelligent choices that no one can deny.
It's a shame he wasn't nominated for Secretary of State. He's much more qualified then Senator Clinton.
I think he will do well in this role and hopefully transform it into a much more prominent position then in year's past when it's typically been glossed over and filled by a close friend or donor of the sitting president.
Always liked Richardson. Lots of experience. Since most everything gets around eventually to Commerce, he'll have a big part to play in this administration.
You need to understand that these people are professionals who are there to serve their country. The Clintons and Richardson go back a very long way and they know the difference between campaigning and governanace.
Nice choice- Richardson is a highly intelligent man. He will do very well!
Losers, one and all! NOBAMA is just making sure they cannot run against him in 2012.
Richardson is a good man and is a great choice for Commerce.
I think he's awesome! I would like to have seen Governor Richardson as the Secretary of State. However, I won't complain!
He should be Secretary of State, not that Clinton woman.
This is indeed a team of rivals. Can't wait to see him and Madam Clinton trade jabs!!!! Royal Rumble!
Move on, Sandy – get a life.
Good choice.Welcome aboard.
great choice, he should have been s of s.
At Least he did not Trash Obama Like she did during the campaign! Shame on u Hillary
SMART, STRONG TEAM...
GOOD CHOICE MR. PRESIDENT
who cares, Richardson is a tool, the only reason people even know who he is is because of the Clinton's. carma is a *****, and instead of getting his dream job Hillary got it, that has to sting.
Everyday Obama holds a news conference, it's getting to be old hat!
He deserves the appointment. Another wise choice by the "to be" president.
Good for America, Bill has done a lot for the folks in New Mexico as far as bringing new jobs to the area, he is a good man.
Interesting that Richardson isn't showing the bitterness some posters think he should feel ... guess it takes some getting used to the idea that Obama people are putting the good of the country ahead of all else ... strange idea after the last 8 years but it feels good!
Commerce isn't the flashiest post but has a lot to do with the global economy these days ... which is where his talents and expertise are strong.... you go, Bill!
This is a good one. Let's bring a blend of "race" to the White House!
Kind of like that "PartyCake Icecream"...Hey, I hope Obamas enjoy the house that Tom, Peter, Ben, Harry and Daniel built!