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アメリカの大統領選挙の候補者として名乗りを上げていたが、支持が集まらず残念ながら撤退した、ニューメキシコ州知事のビル・リチャードソン氏からの支持者宛のメールの写し。バラック・オバマ候補をリチャードソン氏としては支持する意思を表明している。リチャードソン氏は、スペイン系のアメリカ人であり、人種問題に対応するオバマ候補を評価したとしている。

Dear ----,

During the last year, I have shared with you my vision and hopes for this nation as we
look to repair the damage of the last seven years.  And you have shared your support, your
ideas and your encouragement to my campaign.  We have been through a lot together and
that is why I wanted to tell you that, after careful and thoughtful deliberation, I have
made a decision to endorse Barack Obama for President.

We are blessed to have two great American leaders and great Democrats running for
President.  My affection and admiration for Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton
will never waver.  It is time, however, for Democrats to stop fighting amongst ourselves
and to prepare for the tough fight we will face against John McCain in the fall.   The
1990's were a decade of peace and prosperity because of the competent and enlightened
leadership of the Clinton administration, but it is now time for a new generation of
leadership to lead America forward.  Barack Obama will be a historic and a great
President, who can bring us the change we so desperately need by bringing us together as a
nation here at home and with our allies abroad. 

Earlier this week, Senator Barack Obama gave an historic speech. that addressed the issue
of race with the eloquence, sincerity, and optimism we have come to expect of him.  He
inspired us by reminding us of the awesome potential residing in our own responsibility.
He asked us to rise above our racially divided past, and to seize the opportunity to carry
forward the work of many patriots of all races, who struggled and died to bring us
together. 

As a Hispanic, I was particularly touched by his words.  I have been troubled by the
demonization of immigrants--specifically Hispanics-- by too many in this country. Hate
crimes against Hispanics are rising as a direct result and now, in tough economic times,
people look for scapegoats and I fear that people will continue to exploit our racial
differences--and place blame on others not like them .  We all know the real culprit --
the disastrous economic policies of the Bush Administration!

Senator Obama has started a discussion in this country long overdue and rejects the
politics of pitting race against race. He understands clearly that only by bringing people
together, only by bridging our differences can we all succeed together as Americans. 

His words are those of a courageous, thoughtful and inspiring leader, who understands that
a house divided against itself cannot stand.  And, after nearly eight years of George W.
Bush, we desperately need such a leader.

To reverse the disastrous policies of the last seven years, rebuild our economy, address
the housing and mortgage crisis, bring our troops home from Iraq and restore America's
international standing, we need a President who can bring us together as a nation so we
can confront our urgent challenges at home and abroad.

During the past year, I got to know Senator Obama as we campaigned against each other for
the Presidency, and I felt a kinship with him because we both grew up between words, in a
sense, living both abroad and here in America.  In part because of these experiences,
Barack and I share a deep sense of our nation's special responsibilities in the world.

So, once again, thank you for all you have done for me and my campaign.  I wanted to make
sure you understood my reasons for my endorsement of Senator Obama.  I know that you, no
matter what your choice, will do so with the best interests of this nation, in your heart.

Sincerely,

Bill Richardson

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