Bill Richardson Now Confirms He's Dropping Out of Presidential Race

Update: Keith Olbermann now says Richardson has confirmed he's dropping out to NBC News.


The AP reports that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will announce the end to his presidential campaign tomorrow.

Richardson had one of the most wide-ranging resumes of any candidate ever to run for the presidency, bringing experience from his time in Congress, President Clinton's Cabinet, in the New Mexico statehouse as well as his unique role as a freelance diplomat. As a Hispanic, he added to the unprecedented diversity in the Democratic field that also included a black and a woman.

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC says NBC spoke to his campaign which denies it. According to Olbermann, Richardson may just be suspending his campaign.

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    he is a nice man (none / 0) (#1)
    by Judith on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 08:24:56 PM EST
    But he is right to bail.

    I would love for him to endorse us (none / 0) (#2)
    by BlueLakeMichigan on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 09:00:07 PM EST
    But that doesn't seem likely. Excepting the supposed Iowa caucus deal they had, Richardson has been at Hillary defense throughout the campaign, so I don't expect him to endorse Obama, but it'd be nice.

    My Iowa, caucus-going (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 09:49:39 PM EST
    relative sd. all "the others" at her caucus were out in the hall at the beginning.  When they couldn't garner the 15% viability number, they strolled into the room and joined other groups, including hers, which was for Edwards.  

    If we assume Richardson has support (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 09:50:44 PM EST
    from voters who are Latino, where will that support go?

    Bummer (none / 0) (#5)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 01:02:19 PM EST
    easily the most experienced Dem, and least Socialist.