February 1st, 2008
02:40 PM ET
14 years ago

Richardson to watch Super Bowl with Bill Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/01/art.richardsonclinton.gi.jpg caption="Richardson served as Clinton's Energy Secretary and U.N. Ambassador."](CNN) - CNN has learned that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday with former President Bill Clinton in Red River, New Mexico.

Despite the obvious implications for the much sought after endorsement of Richardson, a Hispanic who holds sway in the community, a top Democratic source describes this as "two old friends getting together, and not to be "construed as a coming endorsement."

Nonetheless, Richardson is not unaware of the power of that picture. The former president has been phoning Richardson “with regularity” since he dropped out of the Democratic presidential race.

Richardson spokesman Pahl Shipley said the office does not comment on the governor’s private schedule.

- CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Bill Richardson
soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    Clinton/Richardson 08-what a great team.

    February 1, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Bea/TX

    I'd take "Slick Willie" ANY DAY over the Bush Crime Family . . .

    I'm a Texan , but love going to our house in Red River, NM, where we have a great DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR. . . . we haven't had a goodun' since Ann Richards. Dubya left us with a $10 Million deficit–even Rick Perry admitted that.

    We're in Red River and I sure hope to shake hands with The Bills while they're here. Hopefully, they'll drop by the Bull O' The Woods Saloon where the biggest crowd will be in this neat lil' ski town.

    February 1, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  3. mar

    all those who said they are fed up with bush-clinton-bush then another smart clinton, get over that. all is not connected as you thinks

    all ran on their own record and achievement so why not. Hill is one of the most brillaint woman i have ever seen, she thinks on her feet fast, good communicator,no wanna bees, just smart. she is a good woman who got involved in her husbands work and evolved herself yet independent.

    the repulicans are scared to death if she wins, because bill and hill are winners always. they are so blessed.
    yes we need a change, God save us from the hands of these men who has been in charge for many years. it is time for a woman. we are a strong nation without fear. other countries did why not us. come on america vote Hillary.
    BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN IS A STRONG WOMAN- go figure the success of the 90's under president clinton

    February 1, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. Mike

    Maybe bill will give slick willy a hummer

    February 1, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  5. Jason

    A call for Clinton/Richardson '08

    Richardson's supporters are going to make the right choice and support Hillary. A vote for Hillary in the primary will lead to a vote for Clinton/Richardson in the general election.

    Vote Hillary on Feb 5

    February 1, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  6. 8maccabees

    I think that Bill Richardson is sending a civil message without being in between to the Hispanic voters! When was the last time he was with Bill Clinton infront of millions at the super bowl!
    And guess what , YES WE WILL

    February 2, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. Mike, CA

    Yeah, Marco, like you are an illegal voting for Hillary. You are a Republican, pure and simple! Nice try though.

    February 2, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. Jose Card - Independent

    ".. the reason Republicans hate and fear the Clintons is that Bill and Hillary are winners and the Republicans know that if Hillary runs, she wins." ChicoSez

    Hi ChicoSez,

    In an Independent's opinion, if Hillary wins, McCain will win the White House.
    That's why Bill said that McCain and Hillary are very close to persuade the Republicans from voting for McCain. Bill is not stupid, but he pretends to be sometimes, and he knows Hillary should avoid McCain if possible.

    If Obama wins, McCain's chance to win the White House is a toss up.
    I am fine with either one as our president.
    Hillary simply cannot unite to lead the nation.
    The power struggle between the two Clintons will also get ugly and confusing in the chain of command.

    The Clintons cannot even unite the Dem party.
    Bill called President Carter and he endorsed Obama right after the call.
    Senator Ted Kennedy also endorsed Obama seriously.
    The good old Dems just cannot put up with the Clintons any more.
    They no longer represent what Dems should be.
    They think they are bigger than the party.

    Obama brings back what Dems used to stand for.
    Caroline Kennedy is right and she is not even political.
    She sees in Obama her father's image.
    You can't argue with the daughter of JFK if she said so.
    Skin colors are transparent to a true Dem.
    Caroline is one excellent example.

    February 2, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. gene

    If I believed that it was the Obama supporters that were engaging in all this ranting and raving and howling, I certainly would fail to vote in the general election. To date, I I think they are the republican attack machine. I am going to vote for Hillary and I will carefully watch these Clinton haters who claim to be Obama supporters.

    February 2, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  10. artseafartsea

    Hopefully Richardson will endorse Hillary
    Clinton. She will be the winner on super Tuesday and he will be in a good position for VP.

    February 2, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  11. vidiii

    Obama supporters are the noisiest remember Howard Dean's campaign? They are the noisiest too. And Dean lost!!!!

    February 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  12. Mark

    I agree, who cares hes watching the football game with him.. In the real world, this is how you get deals.. its how it works.. If Hillary looses, I'm voting McCain. Not Obama

    February 3, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  13. Lisa

    Hillary is the answer for our country if we can teach our men not to be intimated by her brains and strength. Obama is probably a nice guy but way too inexperienced to make the changes we need. He already is trying to back away from any one on one debates with her as he knows he has nothing tangible to offer other than the one liners, Change, Movement, etc. Its sad that many of the very people who are supporting him (poor young blacks and whites) will be left emtpy handed because he does not have the ability to make the very changes he so blatantly is spouting. All you have to do is look at his record in the senate to see that he is afraid of taking a stand. Hillary may not be perfect but she is the best this country has. And for all of you uninsured people, you can bet if Obama or McCain gets it you will remain uninsured.

    February 6, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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