October 20th, 2007
03:37 PM ET
15 years ago

Richardson meets and greets in New Hampshire

Gov. Richardson with restaurant owner, Clark Standish.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN)- ­What better place to hold a "Meet and Greet" than on Manchester's Elm Street?

Gov. Bill Richardson swung through the J.W. Hill restaurant for a quick rendezvous with campaign supporters and prospective voters.

Among those eager to see the Governor, Cuban born turned Manchester native, Anna Lopez who brought her husband and daughter.

"I like to support him because he's Latino and I think he knows the Latinos plight because he used to be an immigrant. I share his views on immigration," Lopez said.

Richardson also met and thanked restaurant owner, Clark Standish, who was clad in Red Sox paraphernalia. Standish is still deciding which candidate to support.

The presidential hopeful will make five stops in the Granite state on Sunday: Pelham, Bedford, Hollis, Rindge and Keene.

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- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

Filed under: Bill Richardson • New Hampshire • Race to '08
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. my911call, Wilmington, NC

    Gov. Bill Richardson is a good guy. He would make a good VP choice if things don't go his way.

    October 20, 2007 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    he's the brownback of democrats. let's get real here.

    October 21, 2007 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  3. Karen,nj

    I think that Bill would be a great vice president because he is a real person. He stands out in my mind because in the Dem debate when that guy asked him if he would be the national boy scout leader if he were president he rolled his eyes as if to say, you have got to be kidding! He will take his job serious.

    October 21, 2007 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  4. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I'm still baffled that he is getting the time of day....why would so many articles be printed on a nobody....unless Hillary is authorizing this....to run him as VP...so she can pander to the latino vote like Anna Lopez....who will vote for him because he's Latino.....what an odd world we live in..

    October 21, 2007 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. Ella Southington, CT

    Dear Chris in Middletown-

    Maybe he's being talked about because he has far and away the most experience of the democratic candidates. Congressman, Energy Secretary, Ambassador to the UN, Governor, 4 time nobel peace Prize nominee...the real question is, why is Hilary still being talked about? What good is a president that's only "experience" consists on swiping a card and pressing "yes" or "no"...on the days she chooses to participate in her job?

    I hope you aren't a voter. You're the type of person who got GWB in office.

    October 21, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Sorry to offend you with an alternate point of view – my goal wasn't to make you angry – I was asking why a candidate with a 1% share...would be in CNN like 6 times...generally the front runners gainn more face time. You seemed to follow Richardson alot – ask anyone on the street to name one thing he has done with the impressive credentials....and I would say nobody would be able to – (and as far the Nobel Peace prize...didn't Arafat win...and only after his death they found he was banking all the money meant to help his people??....and of course Al Gore....btw....did you watch the 20/20 piece on Al...called "Give me a Break" – )

    October 22, 2007 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |