Friday, March 21, 2008
Bill Richardson endorses Barack Obama for president
New Mexico gevernor Bill Richardson endorsed senator Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination for president of the USA on Friday. Richardson is highly regarded in the Hispanic community, a community where Clinton has got substantial support. Saying some of his words in Spanish, Bill Richardson said the party has a choice between two leaders, but it's time for Democrats to stop fighting among themselves. "Your candidacy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our nation and you are a once-in-a-lifetime leader," Richardson said as he stood next to Obama. Clinton and Obama had cultivated Richardson's backing in part because the Hispanic governor could garner support among the Hispanic community, the fastest-growing group of the electorate.