This is becoming a rather large story but I can’t quite figure out why. Don’t most candidates running think their opponent can’t win? Either way, apparantly ABC’s George Stephanopoulos had the scoop on this so here’s the video with him discussing it all:
Also, here’s the report on it from the New York Post:
WASHINGTON – While lobbying for his endorsement, Hillary Rodham Clinton flatly told New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that Barack Obama could not win the presidency if he got the Democratic nomination.
“He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win,” she said, according to a report by ABC News.
Despite her appeal, Richardson ultimately endorsed Obama – which sent Bill Clinton into a purple rage last weekend during a private meeting with California superdelegates.
“Five times to my face [Richardson] said that he would never do that,” the former president thundered.
One of the roughly 15 superdelegates in attendance told the San Francisco Chronicle, “It was one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended.”
I guess the insinuation here is why she’s saying he can’t win. There are questions, of course, that she’s saying it’s because of his race that he cannot win. I don’t read into it that much. When I think he can’t win, I’d think more of experience and his own political troubles with Jeremiah Wright, not his race.