Bill Richardson Says Clinton Aides in the “Gutter” – Updated

Since Richardson’s endorsement of Obama, the Clinton folks have been none too pleased with him. Allegations of Judas are now being lobbed by Clinton supporter James Carville.

However, Richardson is now responding and has some choice words of his own, story from UPI:

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday aides to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., use “gutter” politics to get their way.

The former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination was compared by one Clinton adviser to Judas this week following his voiced support of Clinton’s rival, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., The Washington Post reported.

“I’m not going to get in the gutter like that,” Richardson said of the comments from informal Clinton adviser James Carville. “And you know, that’s typical of many of the people around Senator Clinton. They think they have a sense of entitlement to the presidency.”

Richardson has been critical of the ongoing fight for the Democratic nomination, but his scorn of such tactics has primarily been aimed at Clinton’s camp.

“The campaign has gotten too negative,” he said of the electoral battle.

“I just feel the time has come to come together behind a candidate.”

There is quite a bit of animosity flying around between these campaigns. The press hasn’t been all too positive over the past couple weeks coming from the Democratic side. The truth of the matter is that Richardson is free to do as he pleases. Everyone sort of assumed that his connection to the Clinton’s would mean an inevitable endorsement. Not so.


Here’s the video of Richardson this weekend on Fox News Sunday: