I know Senator Obama well.
I first got to know him when I chaired the last Democratic National Convention, where he gave that wonderful keynote address.
And then, last year, as we campaigned against each other for the Presidency, I came to fully appreciate his steadfast patriotism and remarkable talents.
I also felt a kinship with him because we both had one foreign-born parent and we both lived abroad as children.
In part because of these experiences, Barack and I share a deep sense of our nation’s special responsibilities in the world.
[Turn toward Obama and smile]
Barack Obama, you are an extraordinary leader who has shown courage, sound judgment and wisdom throughout your career.
You understand the security challenges of the 21st century, and you will be an outstanding Commander in Chief.
Turn toward Obama and smile. "Just words"?
Stage Directions Anyone? [Marc Ambinder]
Some Background ...
Richardson Endorses Obama [R20]
Richardson Ends Presidential Bid [R20]
Richardson "Can Use a More Support from Gays" [R20]
"I'm the Most Pro-Gay Candidate" [R20]
Democrats Debate Homopohobia, Racism,HIV [R20]
Democratic Candidates Debate Gay Issues [R20]
The Advocate: Clinton vs Obama [R20]
Behind the Gay-Friendly Faces [Advocate + PDF]