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Richardson Endorses Obama

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After weeks of speculation, Governor Bill Richardson is endorsing Barack Obama. At this point I’m not sure any endorsements are going to significantly swing voter support one way or another. But this is very good news for Obama in terms of superdelegates as Richardson is well-respected within the party. The governor had this to say:

“I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America’s moral leadership in the world, As a presidential candidate, I know full well Sen. 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 would make a fantastic vice president choice for either candidate and I’d assumed that was why he’d been withholding his endorsement. Now that he’s behind Obama, we’ll see what role he assumes in the campaign and any shadow cabinet.