Consider Pulling Plug, NM Gov. Tells Hillary

Richardson insists he is loyal, but Carville compares him to Judas
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 6:25 PM CDT
Despite endorsing Obama, Bill Richardson says he's still loyal to the Clintons.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson advised Hillary Clinton today to consider quitting if she trails Barack Obama at convention time, Bloomberg reports. But Richardson, who has endorsed Obama, insists his heart is still with Hillary, CNN reports. “I’m very loyal to the Clintons,” said Bill Clinton’s former energy secretary. “But it shouldn’t just be Bush-Clinton, Bush-Clinton. What about the rest of us?"

Richardson often defended Hillary back when they competed for the Democratic nomination. Now the Clinton camp has minimized Richardson’s endorsement, but Hillary-backers are returning fire. James Carville said today that Richardson's announcement “came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver.”