March 21st, 2008
01:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Richardson endorses Obama


Watch Bill Richardson endorse Obama. (AP Photo)

(CNN) - Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic race for president Friday.

"Barack Obama will make a great and historic president," Richardson told a rally in Portland, Oregon, with Obama standing at his side.

Richardson said Obama's recent speech on race in America, saying he "understands clearly that only by bringing people together, only by bridging our differences can we all succeed together as Americans."

"He appealed to the best in us ... as a Hispanic American I was particularly touched by his words," Richardson added.

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  1. Doug in Orlando, Fla

    I know my pro-hillary comment won't be shown.

    March 21, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Jenny Johnson

    The People of the United States of America are being censored by CNN! CNN will not allow anymore than a few anti-Obama statements at a time. It's time for THE PEOPLE to get a new news network. Shame on CNN

    March 21, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Denise

    This country has already gone down the drain or haven't you noticed Kim?

    March 21, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. mm,ma

    It surprising how you close comments when something is against Obama and keep it open when its for Obama. Glad I stopped watching CNN. Though I hated them once, I am watching Fox now. they are more fair and balanced than you guys.

    March 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. Mani, NJ

    Voting for Barack Obama will be the biggest mistake this country will make right next to electing George Bush. The man has the nerve to attack Hillary Clinton when its his character that is now in question. While he is giving 'I don't know that man....' speeches and, 'My grandmother was a white woman who dislikes black people....', Hillary Clinton is focusing on the economy, healthcare, and the housing crisis. This is an election and sometimes things might get sticky. That does not make her any less electable (oh by the way she's ahead in national polls) or any less dishonest than Obama.

    March 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. Dre

    This tell American people we can bring change if we really try hard to do so I admire Gov Richardson because he truely friend of the Clinton but look he knew what was right for American people is to endorse a great leader such as Obama.

    March 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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