New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has endorsed Barack Obama, and is now suffering the fallout from the Clinton campaign. Before the South Carolina primary Richardson was seen by many as a potential running mate for Hillary. During every Democratic debate in which Richardson participted, he engaged in world class suck-up to Hillary. Remember, Richardson was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Energy and Ambassordor to the UN, and has the foreign policy experience needed to offset Hillary’s lack of experience. But it seems Hillary wouldn’t give Richardson the time of day. Almost at the same time as Richardson’s endorsement, the Obama campaign began to hammer at Hillary’s character, saying that she lacks the qualities to be President. In particular, the Obama campaign called into question Hillary’s honesty and how she is misleading the public on her experience. As Political Night Train has said in the article, “How Obama Wins”, this is the way to beat down Hillary. Daily attacks on her character will take their toll. See the Political Night Train article on “How Hillary Wins” for what her strategy should be.
(CNN) – Bill Richardson criticized a Clinton campaign adviser Friday for suggesting his endorsement of Barack Obama is insignificant.
“I resent the fact that the Clinton people are now saying that my endorsement is too late because I only can help with Texans — with Texas and Hispanics, implying that that’s my only value,” the New Mexico governor told CNN’s John King.
“That’s typical of some of his (Clinton’s) advisers that kind of turned me off.”
Earlier Friday, Clinton campaign senior strategist Mark Penn said he thought Richardson’s endorsement came too late to make an impact.