Bill Richardson was an obscure New Mexico Congressman when his political
skills caught the attention of President Bill Clinton, who put him on the
international, then national stage by appointing him the U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations in 1997,
and Energy Secretary in 1998, respectively.
Bill Richardson proved his political instincts once again and expressed his gratitude
to Bill Clinton by snubbing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential
nomination, instead endorsing Barack Obama, who upon victory tried to reward Bill
Richardson with the Commerce Secretary post until a grand jury investigation led
Richardson to withdraw his name.
An active Roman Catholic, Bill Richardson adheres to the unbiblical
teachings of Roman Catholicism except on abortion and
homosexual marriage; he is pro-abortion and pro-gay
civil unions. He also supports embryonic stem cell research.