Well, she won’t say it in public, but a few different sources have confirmed that she told Richardson this in private. And then Bill subsequently backed Obama.

Nobody knows if Obama is making the same argument in private about Hillary, but if this Gallup pollis any indication, a lot of Americans would have said the exact opposite to Richardson.

Meanwhile, Harold Ickes is making the case that Obama can’t win because of the Wright controversy. Now that’s a low blow, especially since the public polls show people don’t really seem to care anymore. And to raise the race issue with superdelegates is pretty weak.

And then today we have word that the Clintonistas are pushing the meme that Richardson said Obama wasn’t electable…

“Bill Richardson is clearly embarrassed that he broke his promise to them. He should come out and tell the truth and admit that he told both Clintons that Obama wasn’t ready and can’t win.”

Of course, the lie is put to that since Richardson endorsed him. Why would you give somebody a thumbs up if you thought he was going to lose?

So what does this all tell us?

Well, it’s evident that Richardson’s endorsement is A LOT more important than previously thought. Because there’s no way that the Clintons would have Carville go out there and call Richardson “Judas” or start this whisper campaign if they didn’t want to destroy his credibility. And that’s what all this is designed to do…muddy the waters enough so people don’t trust him anymore. It may work with some. I certainly hope not.

What a mess…

Politics “He Cannot Win, Bill. He Cannot Win”