Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Return the Favor

Gov. Bill Richardson is set to make an endorsement of Obama or Clinton this week (if he makes one). He owes Obama for this...
...he likes Obama, telling a story about how Obama saved him during one of last year's Democratic debates:

"I had just been asked a question -- I don't remember which one -- and Obama was sitting right next to me. Then the moderator went across the room, I think to Chris Dodd, so I thought I was home free for a while. I wasn't going to listen to the next question. I was about to say something to Obama when the moderator turned to me and said, 'So, Gov. Richardson, what do you think of that?' But I wasn't paying any attention! I was about to say, 'Could you repeat the question? I wasn't listening.' But I wasn't about to say I wasn't listening. I looked at Obama. I was just horrified. And Obama whispered, 'Katrina. Katrina.' The question was on Katrina! So I said, 'On Katrina, my policy...' Obama could have just thrown me under the bus. So I said, 'Obama, that was good of you to do that.'"

Of course, the Clintons actually gave him a job once upon a time, but I suspect he is leaning toward Obama. That would be a nice "get" as the campaign heads to the Southwest for Super Tuesday.


Smitty said...

Don't forget to tune-in to our State of the State tonight. 7:00. Should be a nail-biter.

Toast said...

Somehow I don't imagine Richardson having that much juice, except maybe with Hispanics and even then probably mostly within his own state.

Teddy was a hell of a notch in Obambi's belt though.

steves said...

See, I take the opposite stance. As a mostly conservative independent, I have a great deal of respect for Bill Richardson. He has good fiscal sense and a sharp mind for foreign policy. OTOH, I wouldn't piss on TK if he were on fire. I think his endorsement will help him among some democrats (probably more than Richardson), but I think that Richardson could help him down the road with independents.

Can't wait for the State of the State. I am still waiting to be "blown away." Thanks for your great leadership. You were fortunate that the republicans put up a dud like DeVos.

Mr Furious said...

Both supposedly help with the Latino vote, which is where Obama needs the boost. Especially in CA, AZ, NM, etc.

Just so long as it doesn't cost Obama a VP offer to get it. I'd rather that go to somebody a little more aggressive as a runningmate.

Smitty said...

Here's the text of last night's State of the State address. For what it's worth.