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Statements From Obama And Richardson About Commerce Withdrawal

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Richardson

First Richardson’s… For nearly three decades, I have been honored to serve my state and our nation in Congress, at the U.N., as Secretary of Energy and as governor. So when the President-elect asked me to serve as Secretary of Commerce, I felt a duty to answer the call.I felt that duty particularly because America […]

January 4th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

More About Richardson Announcement

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Richardson, Video

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports… One thing’s for sure…you can expect the Obama team to announce a new Commerce Secretary fairly quickly so they can move past this Richardson bobble. Tweet

January 4th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Bill Richardson Out As Commerce Secretary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Breaking News, Richardson

Some surprising news today, especially since Richardson was so often mentioned as a possible VP pick: A Democratic official says New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary. He cited a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state as the reason, NBC […]

January 4th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Richardson To Be Commerce Secretary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Business, Money, Richardson

Looks like that endorsement paid off, but what he’s really after is Hillary’s State position. From CNN: Richardson, one of the leading Hispanics in the Democratic Party, had been seeking the Secretary of State post but lost out to Sen. Hillary Clinton. Obama aides have told CNN that Obama is “on track” to nominate Clinton […]

November 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Talks To Richardson About State Job Too

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Richardson, The World

Truth be told, Richardson is more qualified for the job, but having Hillary in there would be the most beneficial for an Obama administration. And let’s face it, I’d rather have Hillary as our face to the world right now than Bill Richardson. The details… CNN has learned that President-elect Barack Obama spoke with New […]

November 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Obama’s “Team Of Rivals” Is Shaping Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Books, Hillary, History, Richardson, Video

More free press for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book that Obama is claiming will be his guide to building a robust, bi-partisan cabinet. Here she is with David Gregory explaining Lincoln’s leadership and Obama’s intentions to stock his cabinet with campaign rivals… First Biden. Then Hillary. And now we get word of Bill Richardson. But who […]

November 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Make Bill Richardson VP Or He’ll Kill This Child

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Discuss, New Mexico, Richardson, Veep

I stole the pic and line from Ezra, but what about Bill? After all, he’s got the swing state, gubernatorial experience, a demonstratable post-partisan track record and his foreign policy credentials are literally second to none in this or nearly any VP crop I can remember. Plus, his endorsement of Obama came at a time […]

June 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Richardson for V.P.

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Democrats, Elections, Political Graffiti, Richardson

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May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Bill Richardson Explains “Why Obama?”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Richardson

First, the negative campaigning and “you owe us” arguments really didn’t sit well with him…There was that “3 a.m.” TV ad, in which Clinton questioned Obama’s personal mettle. “That upset me,” Richardson said. There were some ham-fisted phone calls from Clinton backers, who questioned Richardson’s honor and suggested that the governor, who served in President […]

April 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Richardson On Carville

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Partisan Nonsense, Richardson

In a column entitle Loyalty To My Country, Bill Richardson explains away Jim Carville’s ridiculous Judas comparison as exactly what it is…blind partisan nonsense. Carville and others say that I owe President Clinton’s wife my endorsement because he gave me two jobs. Would someone who worked for Carville then owe his wife, Mary Matalin, similar […]

April 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »