Gov. Richardson Endorses Barack Obama

Former contender for the Democratic Nomination and Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson has declared that he is endorsing Barack Obama for the nomination.

Both Obama and Hillary Clinton have spent time courting Richardson's support, both for his public endorsement, but also as a superdelegate. This significance of this endorsement can't be underestimated.

Richardson has called Obama a once in a lifetime leader who will be able to reunite America as well as providing for strong international leadership.

"As a presidential candidate, I know full well Senator Obama's unique moral ability to inspire the American people to confront our urgent challenges at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship and reconciliation," Richardson said.

Richardson has long been considered a possible running mate for either Obama or Clinton. He brings not only a wealth of experience on the domestic and international front, but as an Hispanic, he may well appeal to the vital and growing latin American community which could prove crucial come November.

In addition, his support wont hurt during the remaining primaries. As US Ambassador to the UN and Energy Secretary during the Clinton Administration, his relationship with Hillary and Bill was said to be close.

This endorsement for Obama will come as a major disappointment for them.