May 14th, 2009
09:10 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama, Richardson to meet up in New Mexico

 Obama will appear with Richardson Thursday.

Obama will appear with Richardson Thursday.

(CNN) - President Obama is set to meet up with Gov. Bill Richardson at a New Mexico town-hall Thursday, the first time the two will have appeared together since Richardson abruptly withdrew his nomination to commerce secretary in early January.

Richardson - who sought the Democratic presidential nomination himself last year - withdrew his nomination to Obama's Cabinet in early January, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.

Two Democratic strategists outside Obama's transition team told CNN that Obama aides pushed the withdrawal because they did not want an ethical distraction amid the controversy then surrounding ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Richardson maintains he has not violated any laws.

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  1. Sniffit

    Wow...looking at this and other articles, it's quite evident that the crybabies are out in full force today.

    Look here: .

    See that?

    World's smallest violin.

    May 14, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  2. Tulsa

    LOL... Keep it coming you Republican nut jobs! The thing you don't get is the more you disrespect the President the stronger his position is.

    What in the world are these "americans" going to say when the President's policies WORK? Can't wait to find out.

    May 14, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. Mari( maybe one of my comments will be posted)

    @ Candy West VA.......... Thank you! I am SO tired of the GOP lies!

    May 14, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. rachel

    I can't stand Bill Richardson, It's probably irrational contempt but I cant stand people who sell out friends.

    May 14, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. Cynthia

    LMAO. All you haters on this blog are too funny. It does not matter what the President does you haters come out from under your rocks to spread your hate. I can't believe you are still talking about rev wright and bill ayers, LOL. Face it haters Barac Obama is the PRESIDENT, and if he wants to meet with Richardson, than that's his business stop trying to make it more then what it is.

    May 14, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. Obama Victim

    one crook meeting with another

    May 14, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |

    PHONEIX 86
    Cnn Does not spin twist and Tell lies you Must be Confused with Fox News, want lies? Want Spin? Want twists? Tune into Fox News!

    May 14, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  8. Obama to give Richardson bail Money

    Sources say Obama will give Richardson some bail money and then offer him a job in his Administration when he gets out of jail. Obama will be the first President to have an Administration filled with covicted felons released under a prisoner work release program.....

    May 14, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Lee, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Hey, what's a Federal investigation with a democrat...just another day.

    Richardson is a hack politician who has used his positions for corruption.

    Sad to see Barry hanging out with him...but I guess if you're from the Chicago political machine background, he'll feel right at home.

    May 14, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. Joe Smoe

    On the comment and the President speaking at Arizona
    Casey why in the world are you still on this site, go on to Fox news the one becoming the least watched on TV. They are the most biased station on TV.. They have lost so many viewers because of their antics. We know they are a repub station so go on over we are doing okay without you!

    May 14, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. Cali J

    For those of you bashing Repulicans on this board, what does this piece have to do with Republicans?

    Mari: Stop with I was a Republican before Obama. We know better. ou post on every board.

    May 14, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Cali J

    For those of you bashing Repulicans on this board, what does this piece have to do with Republicans?

    Mari: Stop with I was a Republican before Obama. We know better. You post on every board.

    May 14, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  13. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Romney2012 May 14th, 2009 9:28 am ET

    still trying to get this crook into the fold, huh? Obama, don't you have enough questionable, ill-moraled folks yet?

    That's funny coming from a morally bankrupt person like yourself who should be asking that of Bush's administration with their shining examples of Palin, Jindal, and Rush Lameballs. Oh, let's not leave out Cheney and his strange wife..

    May 14, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  14. Turnabout is Fair Play

    StormerF May 14th, 2009 9:50 am ET

    You would think Obama would have enough sense to keep distance between himself and a corruptible Offical? Has anyone seen Obama's degree or his Birth certificate,He does not make decisions like an Educated person would..

    Let it go about his birth certificate Repugnican troll. That's a non-issue so give it up and go back to Faux Noise.

    May 14, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Laverne

    @ Gary: they don't want ot cover it because there is no real news there. Some folk that ACORN hired to register people, registered some bogus names which would not, could not and did not affect the race outcome whatsoever because we all know Mickey Mouse, Joe Blow and Donald Duck can't really vote. Really ACORN are the ones who gotted stiffed by paying these people and not the American people, the bogus registrations could not go but so far. Republicans would love to make this out of more than what it really is, but there is not more to cover than already has been covered. Stop grasping at straws!

    May 14, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  16. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Storme Has anyone seen Obama's degree or his Birth certificate,He does not make decisions like an Educated person would..

    Based on the stupidity of your question I'm guessing you were just dying to see your name in print.

    May 14, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Mary

    Turnaboutinfairplay. I guess if you did not mind Bush playing with corrupting and giving them permanent jobs in the justice system then Obama with Richardson should not be a problem.
    I am sure you are a wise person, check out graduation from the university he graduated from. I am sure he earned it rather than buy the degree. Cant you tell wen he pronounce those really big vocabulary words without stumbling.

    May 14, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. Common Sense 09

    Well I think he's demonstrating LOVE in regards to him not being selected for a cabinet position. Heck the world and government definitely need to show more love and compassion in all of all affairs in land and aboard! Let's try to be more forgiving regardless of party would be a much better place.....Although it's going to take a whole lot of love to love that darn Limbaugh? LOL

    May 14, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  19. Marc

    Phoenix 86 and Gary – CNN is not perfect, sometimes they make GREAT stories, sometimes they had to follow what those at the papers and other channels have just found and sometimes they just make 'stories'...
    You want spin, misinformation and blatant die-hard defense of the point of view of the extremists a political party? Tune in FAUX NEWS...
    I still can't believe in what they said about Churchill... like it wouldn't be easy to anyone with access to books or the Web to prove them wrong!

    May 14, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. Hans Brecker, Albany NY

    what a cute couple?

    May 14, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. jay

    Obama is not a doer...he like all central planners, "hold meetings", and "have dialogues", and "take the pulse" of whoever they are addressing. Then they say what the people want to hear, answer a few soft tossed questions, and then does what he want to anyway.

    May 14, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  22. Turnabout is Fair Play

    CORRECTION: I was responding to StormerF's post Mary. But, even with Romney 2012 there, if the shoe fits...

    May 14, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  23. pt

    What are they going to discuss? How to increase the outgoing US jobs or how to increase the number of Democrats by legalizing the illegals taking US jobs in the US? Do not give me crap about they only take the jobs US workers refuse to do; members of my family are hurting due to illegals doing their jobs and KNOW it! Why does the media only show the "plight" of others but not of our own people? Charity starts at home.

    May 14, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  24. Lolbama

    Further indications that if you are a democrat you are either politically ignorant or politically corrupt. Good thing NM is an arid state, the oil slick from these two politicos must be valdez-like...

    May 14, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. Tulsa

    The louder and nastier you get, the stronger the Democratic position becomes. It's like torture, what you get back from it is probably not what you wanted.
    When torture is used, you'll get bad intel.
    When you "Republicans" spew your hate, you liberate the left by turning more people against your own position.
    Stupid Republicans.

    May 14, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
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