Richardson: Some Clinton Advisers Imply ‘My Only Value’ Is as a Hispanic

By Jennifer Parker

Mar 21, 2008 5:25pm

In an interview about his endorsement today of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson seemed to suggest that he didn’t like what he was hearing — some of it race-related — from the Clinton campaign.

"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," he told CNN’s John King, as noticed by ABC News’ most excellent Jennifer Parker. "You know, that’s typical of some of his advisers that kind of turned me off. And I see a positive thrust by Senator Obama and his people and want to bring the country together."

Richardson added that he has "enormous respect for the Clintons. If she’s the nominee, I’ll fight very hard for her."

- jpt

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