MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson accused Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton of trying to have it both ways by pledging not to participate in Michigan's rule breaking primary, but not removing her name from the state's presidential primary ballot.
"She is trying to have it both ways," said Richardson after a speech on education policy in Manchester. "She thinks she is the nominee so she doesn't want to alienate Michigan voters.
"You can't have it both ways and say don't put my name on the ballot in Michigan and then say don't take it off," he said.
Richardson was one of four candidates, including Barack Obama, John Edwards and Joe Biden, who filed paperwork Tuesday to take their names off the Michigan ballot.,
Michigan is being punished by candidates and the Democratic National Committee for not abiding my party rules as to when they should hold their presidential primary.