Gov. Bill Richardson Delivers Ringing Endorsement for Obama

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Senator Barack Obama

Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, threw his strong support behind Senator Barack Obama for president Friday, enthusiastically delivering one of the most coveted and tightly held endorsements in the race for the Democratic nomination.  The New Mexico governor joined Obama at a rousing rally in Portland, Oregon, and claimed that the Illinois senator demonstrated his leadership abilities this week with his speech on race.  “You are a once-in-a-lifetime leader,” the governor said from the stage.  “Above all, you will be a president who brings this nation together.”

There is no doubt in my mind that Barack Obama has the judgment and courage we need in a commander in chief when our nation’s security is on the line,” Richardson said.  “He showed this judgment by opposing the Iraq war from the start, and he has shown it during this campaign by standing up for a new era in American leadership internationally.”

Obama embraced the endorsement of Governor Richardson as a man who is an accomplished figure on the world stage who “understands the importance of restoring diplomacy as a central part of our national security strategy.”

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Obama

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