Richardson Says It Would Be an 'Honor' to Run With Obama

Speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations event just now in Manhattan, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico said that being picked as Barack Obama’s Vice President would be an "honor."

"Look," said Richardson when asked by a moderator if he would take the job. "How can anyone turn down an honor like that, honestly?"

Richardson said that he loved being an ambassador to the United Nations, energy secretary and governor, but added, "of course, how can you turn something [like that] down?"

He then transitioned into a discussion about immigration policy, the topic for the day’s discussion.

UPDATE: He was asked later on what attributes a vice president should have. His answer, in part: “Regional balance — can you bring votes.” He went on to say, “We’ve ignored the Southwest Hispanic vote.”

He also said, “If John Kerry had won New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona…he’d be president today.” Richardson Says It Would Be an 'Honor' to Run With Obama