I have problems with the way it was done.
First, Richardson wouldnt' even be where he is today without Bill Clinton. This doesn't mean he owes his wife an endorsement, but he does owe a little decency. He could have endorsed later, He could have done without the football and nachos charade. He could have done it quietly.
He also pissed all over his own constituents. He said he was backing the winner of his state's primary and when reminded of this, he called the results a technicality. It wasn't his finest hour or hour and a half for that matter.
Why would Richardson be more loyal? He did waver and waffle about endorsing. And he didn't endorse the person that he had stronglyl implied he would (I.e. the winner of his state). He's also a defeated former rival.
wasn't it nachos? And anyway, Richardson really played the whole endoresement thing in a sleazy fashion. He can endorse whomever he wishses obviously, but he did say earlier that he would yiedl to his state's voter's wishes for president. Their wish was Clinton, albeit narrowly. Richarson called their vote a "Technicality." We can do better than this guy.
How on earth can you read the article you linked to as "doesn't look like it's going to happen.?" All it mentions is a rumor that she has reservations, which any thinking person who had a senate seat would.