(CNN) - Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha announced Tuesday he's backing Hillary Clinton's White House bid.
In a statement, Murtha said Clinton is "the candidate that will forge a consensus on health care, education, the economy, and the war in Iraq.
"I've known Senator Clinton for fifteen years," he said. "I know that she continually reaches out for opinions and ideas not just from our nation's leaders, but from all Americans."
Murtha’s announcement comes several weeks before the critical Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary. He is also the latest so-called Democratic “Super Delegate” to choose sides in the contest between Clinton and Barack Obama. According to CNN's latest estimate, Clinton leads Obama among super delegates by 30, though that margin is significantly less than it was before Super Tuesday.
Rep, Murtha I applauded you....I wish Icould say same thing to Pelosi.
Barrack Obama is a great leader and it took much courage to make the speech he made today and not back down to the cynical people who thrive off hate.
Remember, Martin Luther King was also mocked and attacked when he made great speeches. Those same people will now say he was a great leader.
It's no surprise to see the hate filled cynics from the Hillary and Conservative camps so hurtful and attackful. Just more proof that their is still a great divide in our society with regards to race, gender, and religion while America stands for diversity.
I can tell you I am not proud of this country when I read so many Americans and their hate speech on these blogs.
Hillary takes other people's opinions?
If that is true then she must have the worst judgment ever since she took Bush's opinion on the Iraq war and agreed!!!
Hillary took Bush's opinion on the Iran vote and agreed!!!
If true, Hillary took someone's opinion and decided that it was ok not to plan after Feb 5th Super Tuesday since she would be crowned!!! So perhaps she will do the same as president and be ready on Day 1 but not on Day 5, 6, 7 ........
Maybe she took someone's opinion in the controversial case with Peter Paul. That is, you took illegal contributions then decided not to report it either!!!
Sorry, but from what I have heard she is too divisive . Also, she would do anything to win this race. Even CNN's Cafferty asked this exact question today!!!
Either way, I believe it would be immoral to vote for someone who voted for the unwarranted Iraq war. Just thinking of all those who died!!!
Talk about flip flop. This guy now puts Iraq behind all other issues. Wow. What a flop.
I hope America realizes this was a well writen speach.he prepared. Mr. Obama will not have the a 5 day period of time to respond to most issues at the white house. so to be fair why dont we have a town hall forum so all the news media can ask unsensored questions. remember how he handled the last news conference he couldnt run out of the room fast enough.
Sen. Clinton's super delegates. shows that she has strong ties to politics of Washington.
Well there is a surprise, leave it to Murtha to pick wrong.
This is the retried general who couldn't shoot straight in his lead role for Democrats against the Iraq war.
He ranted and raved like a mad man on the issue to the extent I thought his military standing would have made a huge difference in the Democratic-controlled Congress; a Congress that was taken over by the Democrats in 2006 to help end the war.
Sadly for Murtha and Democrats, after two years, not only is the war still on and gaining favorable reviews by over half of America, the Democrats also voted FOR financing its continuation despite rhetorical threats of filibustering.
More sadly for Murtha and Democrats, after two years, the much maligned George W. Bush – because of the Iraq war – is scoring better in approval ratings than the Democratic-controlled Congress by 35 to 24 percent.
Murtha, Martha, murda, whatever!!!!
If you are a voter who previously supported Barack Obama but have had a change of heart.... Write, call and email the Super delegates in your state! It is not too late to turn this race around.
Thank you Rep. Murtha, I have always respected you.
Wow. An endorsement from a guy who looks like George Bush. That really helps the Democrats all around...
I know everyone is going to bring up Murtha's past, but Obama also sought the endorsement of Murtha. Obviousily he chose Clinton, but for all you Hillary bashers and Obama lovers, you would be hypocrits to think that Murtha's endorsement "goes to show how corrupt Clinton is" or "of course, one dirty politician backing another"
Seriously! Do these people actually believe Hillary or Bill will come through for them after the election is over with?
YAY for CLINTON!! PENNSYLVANIA IS CLINTON COUNTRY!!!
Lets see the angry Obamans attack John MUrtha...lol
I'm glad. The Super Delegates need to do their duty and see to it that an electable nominee represents our party.
Unfortunately, that is no longer Senator Obama.
Clinton may have a lot of baggage, but she's been carrying it a long time. In the general election, Obama will cave in under the weight of the ton of bricks that has fallen on him.
Great, Hillary is going to make a great president.
Sounds like he made the right move at the right time.
Hillary continues showing her capability to win the big and swing states. Some republican are backing Obama, but will they choose Obama over McCain in the general? To believe it is to say I am 6-year old naive. If Democrats want to take back the White House, they should be smart enough to see that... time to wake up from the "Hoping" dream.
I hope Murtha and Clinton can get the message out that Hillary DOES reach out for ideas and consensus. Obama wants to claim that territory for his own, but it's simply not true.
"The candidate that will forge a consensus on health care, education, the economy, and the war in Iraq."
Murth man, I think you just got on the wrong ship. The one you chose is set to sink.
She tried healthcare under a hush-hush partisan strategy, DIDN'T WORK.
She can't run her campaign very well, OBVIOUSLY.
Iraq?!?!!? SHE VOTED TO INVADE IRAQ.
OBAMA NEVER MENTIONED ANY ATI-AMERICAN TOXIC MESSAGES FROM HIS PREACHER, REV WRIGHT. IT WAS ABOUT RACE AND HATRED FOR AMERICA.
DNC....we will write Hillary in on our ballots......you have rolled
out the red carpet for a candidate you do not know.......
You should be concerned about all the democatics voters.....
McCain will not roll out the red carpet for Obama.......
Rethink this Superdelegates
WOW WHAT A SHOCK THAT MURTHA SUPPORTS CLINTON. WHAT IS HE 100 YEARS OLD WHICH IS PART OF HER BASE. IF YOU OVER 55 YOU THINK TODAYS CLINTONS CAN BRING BACK THE 1990'S . NOT A CHANCE BECAUSE IT IS A DIFFERENT WORLD TODAY. THE CLINTONS HAD THEIR TIME.
Obama supports healthcare and has efficient
proof to back it up.
I clicked on this because I thought it said "Mothra endorses Clinton".....What a let down.....