(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.
Why is it that Obama is scrutinized on everything and everyone he comes into contact with to a much higher degree than Hilary Clinton?
Why is Obama being held to account for words spoken by other people when Clinton from her own mouth repeatedly utters falsehoods which are not challenged?
How can someone claim to be “ready on day one” but be $10 million in debt within months?
If people were to stop for a second and really listen to what is being said by Obama and Clinton from their own mouths then the truth will reveal itself.
Open your eyes and ears America, do not be so proud or stubborn, do not make the same mistake again.
Hillary should keep in her mind that Obama will be MUCH MUCH better president then her.
It was just a race card she played in PA . Even White people know that she is not qualified for presidency they voted for her just for one reason.
Trust me she is not going to win any more states and it's all for Obama next.
wonder if Obama would spend United States money, borrowed or
not, like he squanders his campaign supporter's/donors money?
Why was Obama's endorsement on the front page and Hillary's was not???
Well said Tanner......except she cannot even balance her campaign's budget.
Hillary for Broke '08
Finally a super delegate with the intelligence to endorse the candidate that his populus voted supported (unlike the OK Governor Henry endorsement for Obama today depsite OK overwhelmingly voting for Clinton). Obama can talk the talk and sling the mud as well as Clinton can. However, She proved again last night that she is a woman of substance and connects with the everyday citizens of this country. Even if she ultimately loses the nomination, I'm glad that she gave Obama a true challenge in his run for the nomination. No matter how much people love to hate Hillary, there are a lot of people who clearly are in love with her...Keep heating up the competition, Hillary!!!
He's an idiot, plain and simple.
Her plan is to destroy Obama's chances against McCain this time. She then gets a shot in 2012 instead of 2016 when she will be 68. She also eliminates the possibility of Barack running in 2012. She will say that Obama couldn't beat McCain in 2008. She keeps saying that the Democratic Party will come together around a candidate. She means her. She never specifically says that she will campaign for Obama if he is nominated. She should just quit pretending and officially become a Republican again.
Thank you !!!!!!Congressman John Tanner=)
LOL, Like Hillary has a chance. Her supporters should be stand-up comedians.
Hillary is real gem, she shines no matter what. Smart American people know Hillary is THE ONE FOR THEM. DO NOT EVER UNDER ESTIMATE IT!
GO HILLARY! WE LOVE YOU!
When/If the superdelegates give Hill the nod will evryone say she stole the election? Seems like a lot of people were talking about someone stealing the 2000 election and how all votes had to count.
The DNC says that no one in Florida and Michigan matter. Both Hill and O agreed with the DNC. Looks like the dems do not think all votes matter until they look to help the one they are backing.
I am loving this. Keep the fight going. Show what dmes are for real: Two faced.
I guess he figures since her campaign is in debt and the country is in debt, it must be a natural fit.
ATTENTION PLEASE: Hillary Clinton did not win in Pennsylvania by double digits; she won by 9.38% which does not round to 10%.
People are cracking me up with the "avoid the drama vote obama" slogan. Obama's campaign is running off of slogans "hope", "change", "yes we can", "avoid the drama". Well if you really want to talk about drama....lets talk about William Ayers (Obama's terrorist buddy), and the "bitter" people out there who "have antipathy to others who aren't like them", Michelle Obama's comments about being "proud for the first time", and how about Tony Rezko....oh and then there's good ol' Rev. Wright. The list goes on and on and on. Not to mention racial tension has become almost overbearing....THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING!
AVOID THE DRAMA- VOTE FOR CLINTON!! At least all her skeletons are behind her, and not in the present.
You are the only solution to McCain. If you are not the nominee we will have 4 more year of the same old thing. Foreclosures, cost of living increase out weighs wage increase, and gas will probably be $7 a gallon at the end of McCain term.
I am turning 27 years old today. Thank you for this wonderful birthday gift. Please make it a better day for me by getting more superdelegates to join you. Hillary gave me a big gift last night. I am very happy and excited. THANK YOU!
CNN still has not adn wll not publish the facts of the PA election, the number is not correct as published and voiced by CNN
check the facts in the States's official website...........the percentage is only 8.6 or so almost 9 NOT
10 as stated by CNN
i bet cnn wont publish my comments, they have not all morning
Hillary has room for how many more jobs in the White House?
With each contest win or lost, Obama is drawing close to that magic **2024**; by my calculation by early July Obama will have roughly above **1900** total delegates and Hillary will be around **1800**
With the pool of undecided superdelegates around **250**; it will be far easier for Obama to convince **100** of them to come over to his side than for Hillary to convince **200** to come over to her side.
Obama was able to tighten the gap in PA; I see him winning NC & IN; the Clinton camp can celebrate and sincerely they deserve the win in PA, but in two week when IN & NC votes it will be a different story.
With the proportional delegate allocation method each contest either win or lost takes Obama closer to the finish line.
To all the Clinton haters, I seem to recall that Oklahoma went to Clinton. Why is the Gov. going against the will of the people? Why does he now endorse Obama when it is too late to help him in his state?
The Clinton supporters are not uneducated, we may not have the master's degree hanging on our study wall, but we do have something more important. It's called "Street Smart" over "Book Smart". We know a con artist when we see one. Obama needs to step back & pay his dues over the next 4 to 8 years if he wants the top job. He will be spanked harder by the republicans than he was in PA.
$9 trillion debt !
It is a lot more then the 10 millions of her campaign
I will not put hillary near my money
Go get them Hillary you can do it .I know im voteing for you. and as they say every vote counts. So everyone get out there and vote. have a good day.
Keep Going Hillary!
We support you 100%
Remember her 50+% disapproval rating? How is she going to win in the fall when over half of voters will NOT vote for her?
Just wondering how she's going to change the math on that one. It's a lot harder to redefine "winner" in the general.