(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.
Great choice, I was hoping he would get a position in the cabinet, He has a very level way of thinking, and should be good for all of us
GRAND SLAM, good job.
the biggest appeaser since jimmy (i hate America) carter..
Sandy, what is your point?
When are we going to move away from what happened in the primaries and the general election and move forward to a better America?
The candidates have moved on...let's all do the same.
S, what does Gov Richardson know about US commerce? Another on-the-job training job, just like the president-to-be?
We are impressed that Obama is picking such an excellent, experienced cabinet!
Sandy December 2nd, 2008 2:41 pm ET
Gee, I hope he gets to sit next to HRC at the cabinet mtgs. It should be really cozy since he threw her under the bus. Ironic that she got the job he wanted. He's the loser here.
Shut up Sandy! More division from the right. We on the left play well with others. You don't!
FINAL CALL BUT PERFECT CALL, I HOPE EVERY THING GOING GOOD, BUT VERY HARD JOB FOR ELECT PRES OBAMA MEMBER
EVERY ONE HARD WORK LIKE PRES ELECT OBAMA.
So, what does Gov Richardson know about US commerce? Another on-the-job training job, just like the president-to-be?
This is definately the better job for him. He can be far more effective in this position, especially as relates to the economic concerns of the Hispanic community, than he can as sec of state.
Congrats to Governor Judas!
HE MADE A GOOD CHOICE FOR PICKING MY GOV. AND ALSO MADE A GOOD CHOICE ON PICKING IS CABINET.
BOB........ what is your major malfunction?
Kind of makes me sorry I didn't run for the Democratic nomination. Everyone who did has a job, at least for the next four years. Who's left? Chris Dodd? Kucinich?
What an insult! Why does Obama feel he has to appease the grasping Hillary? She has ZERO experience to be Secretary of State. Richardson is much better qualified.
A bone tossed to Richardson.
Excellent choice. Richardson is an intelligent, thoughtful statesman. He will have good ideas, work hard, and offer real advice to the rest of the administration.
The Heist is on...
I love Bill Richardson he is a great man well come abroad brother, I am sure you will make us proud.
You'r making a fool of yourself.....again.
Find a different knickname, real Tulsans don't want anything to do with you.
Bill Richardson should run for President in 2012!!!!!!!!!! He has all the makings of a good President!
Obama is just rewarding someone who kissed up to him.
Have any of you even been to New Mexico? I lived there for five years. Richardson is NOT the best possible choice for this position.
Sure can tell who the repuglicans are. Go to your hero and complain.
I'm sure shrub will listen to you HAHAHAHAHAHAHARRRRRRR
4 YEARS OF OBAMA and then maybe 4 MORE YEARS- -Suffer repugs
Should have been the VP but I'm sure he will do a great job there!
Look what he did when he was at the Energy Dept. He was a 100% racist against Asian Americans