April 23rd, 2008
01:20 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton picks up superdelegate

Hillary Clinton got some extra superdelegates Wednesday.
Hillary Clinton got some extra superdelegates Wednesday.

(CNN) - Tennessee Rep. John Tanner announced Wednesday he is backing Hillary Clinton's White House bid.

Tanner, a Democrat representing Tennessee's 8th District, is one of the more than 700 party superdelegates who will ultimately decide which candidate wins the Democratic presidential nomination.

"In my opinion, the best person to lead this critical effort is Hillary Clinton," Tanner said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign. "Hillary is a smart, pragmatic leader who understands the grave situation our country faces, with a $9 trillion debt, much of which is borrowed from foreign countries. Now, more than ever, our nation needs a leader like Sen. Clinton who can work with others to return to fiscal sanity."

Clinton won the state of Tennessee with 54 percent of the vote on February 5.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Tennessee
soundoff (263 Responses)
  1. Davis Morris

    Thanks to the people of Penn State – you have showed why Hillary should be the next President – Go Hillary Go
    We love you – carry on until victory is for all Americans

    April 23, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Joe

    Why isn't this posted at the top of the ticker? Obama's endorsement has been there all morning and afternoon.

    April 23, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  3. Former Clinton Supporter

    Too little too late.

    April 23, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Dot Ramsey

    The Clinton's are professional crooks , murders & pathological liars. So many people choose to ignore this fact! Obama may have a few flawless friends, but he will not live long enough to make as many criminal friends as the Clinton's! I am a Republican, & voting for John McCain, but I am rooting for Obama! I can live in peace knowing that he could possibly be our new President!

    April 23, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. TN

    wow, that's a dumb move???

    it doesn't add up, she WON'T win!!!!!

    OBAMA 08!!!!

    April 23, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Ophelia/FL

    Hillary's ripping the party apart, we are all in big big trouble! Thanks superdelegates for doing nothing, and thank the media for eating what Hillary's cooking. We all knew she would win Penn., why is everyone acting like this was such a big victory?

    April 23, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Anthony

    Hillary won fair and square. Obama voters just have to deal with it but the facts are that Hillary won. You can write or say, it doesn't matter the vote has been counted and she clearly won Penn. Go Hillary.

    April 23, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  8. JV

    Hope there are more wise super delegates out there.

    Way to go!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. truth be told

    "Now, more than ever, our nation needs a leader like Sen. Clinton who can work with others to return to fiscal sanity."

    oh, really? wow, i never thought people can really be so blind with the truth. if the measure of her fiscal wisdom is her campaign, i guess we will be looking at much worse fiscal insanity IF hillary is the next president. key word IF. of course, she will not be the next president, nor will she be the DNC nominee.

    April 23, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Status QuO.

    WOW! CNN actually announces something positive about Hillary.

    April 23, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. are

    TO: EX Clinton Supporter

    I'm sorry, but only ignorant people call their parents and grand parents old dogs.

    I'm a college graduate, 23 and i support Hillary. I went based on her stance on health care and immigration not ethnicity nor gender like a majority of some voters. Check your stats!

    April 23, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. she will lead us out of debt $9 billion.........wohooooo she is so smart

    How can you endorse a person who has debts in her own campaign, outspending more than she is getting in, unable to pay her staff, and hope that she will rid the united states of the $9 billion debt from foreign government?
    Doesnt charity begin at home..
    Governor, you should have exercised some judgement in your choice of words for endorsing her....., you should have used another reason to endorse your favorite candiaye, do not mention money…she is really bad with it!!!

    April 23, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. SC

    Clinton/Obama '08, '12. The USA needs them both. Experience to make change happen. A Clinton/Obama '08 ticket is the strongest combination to win '08 election, win back our country, and win the big opportunities of the future. Obama/Gore '16, '20.

    April 23, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. K

    She can't even run her own campaign.. she is broke.. why does anyone think she will be able to run this country if she can not balance her checkbook?

    April 23, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. Ready for Change

    WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO you go girl!!

    April 23, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. Susan MO

    Great , and well deserved.

    We do not need a president who slams the people..............like Obama.....who badly insulted the good people of Pennsylvania.

    Hillary Clinton 08

    April 23, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  17. David

    Superdelegates were made so incase the viters get it wrong the DNC can do backroom deals.

    My sides hurt from laughing so much.

    I am not a big McCain guy (infact I did not vote for him) but atleast there are no superdelegates in the GOP. More people voted for him so he got the chance. The GOP is also counting all the states.

    If a 3rd party was ever going to make it to the White House I think this would be the year.

    April 23, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  18. blueeyes

    Go Hillary
    Obama is all talk no action.Experience is important whithout it you fall flat on your face like Obama

    April 23, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. Experience Trumps CHARM

    They keep thinking that Clintons supporters will back Obama and they are crazy. SOME might but a large portion will not. Clintons supporters voter for her on her leadership that she demonstrates and most of us have not seen that in Obama. So all yall that keep thinking we are going to jump on his wagton....>DON"T hold your breathe

    April 23, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. Vince

    Yup support a liar who cannot win. hmmm says a lot about you doesnt it.

    April 23, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Grant

    Here is what will happen. Obama will get the nomination and lose because the Democrats will not enough time to regroup and unite to beat McCain. Then Hillary will declare herself to be right all along that she would have been the stronger candidate, even though it is Hillary that is causing the dissention and the prolonged negative race. Politics as usual. I support Obama, but should Hillary steal the nomination, I will vote McCain.

    April 23, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  22. starr

    Hillary is a winner. She can win big states. Obama is a disaster awaiting in November. November General Election is a totally different game. America is electing the president. No more idle talk, delegates, super-delegates. November is real thing. Mark my word. Barack Hussein Obama is not the name the most of American voters want in the White House. Remember Dukakas.

    April 23, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. Orlando, FL

    We are tired of Bush and Clinton. We are tired of false promesses from the Clintons. They are obviously powerhungry and greedy people. It is time for Obama or McCain fix the problems that Bush and Clinton have created.

    April 23, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  24. Steve - GA

    She can't even keep her own campaign from going into debt... how is she going to manage the US budget? A very weak endorsement.

    April 23, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. Dave

    60% of Penn Democrats said that Hillary is a liar yet they still voted for her. SAD, SAD, SAD.

    How can anyone in good conscience support the Clinton's?

    April 23, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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