COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A newly bearded Bill Richardson (call it Gore-chic?) offered two intriguing tidbits in an interview set to air today on CNN. First, Richardson says he may endorse Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama after all, and perhaps in the next few days. He offered no hints on which way he might go. Both camps have courted him aggressively.
"I just have felt that an endorsement by me -- I don't think it is that significant," he says, according to a transcript provided by CNN. "But I still might do it."
And though Richardson has said in the past he'd rather remain New Mexico governor than be vice president, he says he's not ruling it out. "Well, you know, you can't preclude anything like that," he said. "As I said before, I love being governor of New Mexico. But obviously you can never preclude something like that."
"So you are leaving it open?" CNN host Wolf Blitzer asks. "Leaving it open," Richardson says.