MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Flanked by a pilot he rescued in southern Sudan, Bill Richardson told an American Legion audience he would improve healthcare for veterans, including those coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
"It is not just a question about ending the war it is also about taking care of our veterans," Richardson said.
The event kicked off a two-day campaign swing in the state. He was introduced by veteran and Manchester Alderman Mike Lopez, who endorsed him.
The event did get off to an odd start. Richardson was introduced twice to applause but he did not emerge from another room. Eventually one man said that Richardson was being held up by the British Ambassador to the United States.
This prompted one man in the waiting audience of 100 to ask "is the Ambassador a New Hampshire voter?"