The Latino community is apparently upset that President-elect Obama didn’t offer the job of Secretary of State to New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson. With all due respect to Governor Richardson, it was next to impossible for Senator Obama to unite the Democratic party without reaching out to Senator Clinton. No doubt, Governor Richardson helped garner the Latino vote, but President-elect Obama can’t overlook the fact that Senator Clinton almost landed the party nomination!
Besides, its hard to imagine Latinos voting overwhelmingly for the Republicans given the party’s anti-immigration stance. While Richardson would have certainly fit the role as Secretary of State, there simply was too much at stake for President-elect Obama to pass over Senator Clinton for a plumb post in his cabinet.