June 3rd, 2007
08:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton-Richardson ticket in the making?

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Senator Hillary Clinton just praised rival candidate Bill Richardson. Clinton complimented the New Mexico governor for the work he did for her husband in trying to put out hot spots around the world.

Richardson served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and as Energy Secretary during Bill Clinton's administration.

Is there something more to these compliments? Does Vice President Richardson sound nice?

Maybe I’m reading way too much into this.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser


Filed under: Bill Richardson • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. DE Perry, Dearborn, MI

    Bill Richardson was worthy of the praise. I had not considered him before the debate, but a Clinton/Richardson ticket does now sound attractive.

    June 3, 2007 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Greg Baltimore, MD

    after tonight i am leaning towards a Obama/Edwards ticket.

    June 3, 2007 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  3. Marc NY NY

    would be smart to regain some lost latino votes in key swing rocky mtn states by having richardson on the ticket

    June 3, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  4. Mark, Dunkirk, NY

    I think that any of the top three, Clinton, Edwards, or Obama if they got the nomination would be wise to chose Richardson as a running mate. He has the skills and experience to mend fences around the world.

    June 3, 2007 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  5. Janet Wise, Alpharetta, GA

    Bill Richardson has been my pick for #1 from the beginning. He has the best CV for the job. Its the media pundits and corporate money that has propelled Clinton to the top–and corporate money is the root of the demise of democracy in the U.S., and certainly what got us into the war in Iraq and is keeping us there. If the Democrats are stuck with Hillary, she couldn't do better than Richardson as #2.

    June 3, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  6. Ottawa\

    I read it right from the onset. I totally agree and I bet Richardson will vice Hillary without a doubt.

    June 3, 2007 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  7. Jaime, Celebration, Florida

    Richardson held himself well during the debates. He made some excellent points about immigration, education, and world politics. They have obvious mutual respect for each other and he has many attributes that would strengthen a Hillary ticket. Hillary would be smart to have him as #2. (I totally agree with the previous points mentioned about the Latino and Mid/South West Votes he would gain).

    June 3, 2007 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  8. mel, Tulsa Ok

    Not...how about Clinton/Obama or better yet: Clinton/Biden sounds the best to me. Both are experinced to get us back on track and clean up this Bush mess.

    June 3, 2007 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Hillary will choose the best VP in the United States of America for her General Election. you don't need to worry about Hillary, she is totally different level with B-C team. Wait and see your guess is megalomania or not.

    June 4, 2007 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  10. A. Lozano, California

    A Clinton/Richardson ticket is just what the country needs.

    Though I would love to see Obama or Edwards bow down to her if they get chosen!

    June 4, 2007 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  11. Scott, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Everyone was heaping the praise on Governor Richardson tonight - it seems everyone wants utilize his skills.

    Even John Edwards who leads the Democratic candidates in terms of messaging praised Richardson for his vision and leadership.

    Bill Richardson is the obvious choice for Vice President, and I personally think the press is not giving him an honest look. If not VP, he's golden for Secretary of State also.

    For now, I'm definitely betting on a a Clinton/Richardson ticket.

    June 4, 2007 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
  12. Leslee Sinclair, Atlanta, GA

    Clinton-Richardson, funny, that was my reation when the debate was over too. She said good things about him. His CV will stand him well in the Clinton-Richardson administration.

    June 4, 2007 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  13. ACarter, NYC

    Clinton/Richardson, maybe, but it's still the Old Crowd. Clinton/Obama would be fresher and broader. Richardson's experience qualifies him for Sec'y of State, IMO.

    June 4, 2007 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  14. Alex, Spring Hill, FL

    Well if Hillary didn't have the black vote she would tap Obama. But she already has the Black vote thanks to Bill, and tapping Richardson she's betting on gaining ground with the Hispanic vote.

    She has to watch that though, alot of tension and anti-Hispanic sentiment around the nation may take away from the general election.

    June 5, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Dan S, Diamond Bar, CA

    Wait you got it backwards a Richardson/Clinton ticket. Now that sounds attractive.

    July 25, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. Gregory, NYC

    If Clinton does not tap Obama for the VP spot she will lose the Black Vote. Especially after all of the dirty politics she pulled recently. All a republican candidate would have to do is tap a Black VP like Rice or Powell and that candidate would be guaranteed the election.

    December 20, 2007 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Javier, LBC

    the New Hampshire vote is tomorrow. Obama won in Iowa. The debate 2 nights ago on abc was cool. "one night two parties." i'm glad that Bill Richardson finally got some more of the spotlight now that it is down to only 4 democratic candidates.

    Richardson has the best resume and experience. he has been nominated for the nobel peace prize 5 times, he was energy something under the clinton administration, he has balanced a budget and he has created new jobs in his state of New Mexico. he has also been in the UN and dealt with several hostage negotiations.

    Bill Richardson is a funny guy and he has my vote here in CALIFORNIA.

    January 7, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Alex, Toronto

    I'm so bummed Richardson dropped out. He definitely had the best resume, and I am certain he would have made a good President. Given his Secretary of Energy and UN ambassador appointments under Bill Clinton, I could easily see him as a sensible VP choice for Hillary. In fact, that sounds like the golden ticket.

    January 19, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |