April 23rd, 2008
05:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama camp announces another superdelegate

Audra Ostergard, Associate Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and member of the Democratic National Committee, announced Tuesday she is backing Barack Obama.

Ostergard is a Democratic superdelegate - one of the more than 700 party officials who will determine the Democratic nominee.

Earlier: Oklahoma governor backs Obama


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (311 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Mr Cafferty and others are missing an important point and pushing to win the battle that will guarantee that they lose the war. This is what you need to understand – it's not necessarily that people will vote FOR McCain as they will vote AGAINST Obama. With his closet as full as it is and people such as yourself defending him at every turn (patronizing white person's disease which would irritate the heck out of me were I African American) while abusing Hillary Clinton and her supporters will simply and surely guarantee that they vote for McCain in the fall. The other side to this is that if Obama were running against virtually anyone, the other person would be the better and more experienced candidate.

    April 23, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. Chris in Va.

    Enjoy your spot-light now Hi-liar-y and supporters, the lights go back out in two weeks.

    April 23, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Randell

    HillBilly and their Republican attack machine cannot quell the will of the people.
    I JUST DONATED ANOTHER $1000 TO THE OBAMA CAMP!

    April 23, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. April in Texas

    WOOT Keep em coming! We thank you for your support Audra Ostergard and all you have done.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Alan Boyer

    Good decision.

    April 23, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. John Smith

    People need to remember that even MCCain does not want to use "dirty tatics." I think I have heard him make several statements regarding this issue, given what he experienced in the hands of George Bush.

    But all that Hillary wants us to believe is that there is a need to "fight" rather than negotiate; that there is a need to tel lies, rather than be honest; that there is a need to throw mud, rather than compromise. Well, this is Washington, as we know it- fight, blame the other party, and do not carry out any solution for this nation. Keep fighting, but when you go out there, be prepared to pay $4 at the pump; expect your job to close down, and expect to pay more for food and insurance. Just keep fighting, see if these fights resolve any issue for this nation!!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. JM

    I certainly hope this is just the beginning of the delegates that will get a move on and take a stand. Both sides are tired of the bickering. We need to get behind someone and get the Republicans out of office before they destroy this country!

    Go Obama!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. kelly WI

    You should be more worried about the general.
    Each state has a different amount of electrol college votes. The popular vote doesn't count. remember 2000?
    If the dims had the same procedure as the rep. Hillary would have it by now.
    Why the dems kept this convoluted nominating system is beyond me.
    Seems to have created chaos on their own.
    No matter what the delegates say today, they can change their votes at convention when it counts. Thats the rules.
    So, you might as well relax until Aug. Thats what the supers are doing. Waiting to see who would be most electable nation wide.

    April 23, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. SueB

    Thank you, Ms. Ostergard. Please talk to your fellow superdelegates and tell them it is imperative that they make their endorsements soon or the democratic party will lose not only the White House; but, a lot of the Senate and the House of Representive contests this year. So many people are digging in and will stay home in the fall if this isn't settled soon!

    April 23, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  10. An American in Canada

    OBAMA MEET HILLARY IN INDIANA

    YOUR NORTH CAROLINA VOTING RACIST BLOCK, THE BLACK, WILL BE THERE FOR YOU IN THE 90TH PERCENTILE, BRAVO FOR YOU!

    YOU CAN'T GET TO THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE BACKS OF THE BLACKS, THEY ARE ONLY 13 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION;
    YOU NEED THE ASIANS, LATINOS, NATIVES AMERICANS AND OF COURSE WHITES .

    AS FAR AS THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL GAME OF
    DRIP, DRIP, DRIP OF A SUPER-DELEGATES EVERY OTHER DAY DOES NOT WORRY THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN.

    April 23, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. Goodnews obama

    welcome super woman.
    let us close this deal on time.
    obama has won already.
    yes we can

    April 23, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. karen charlottesville, va

    Thank you – another superdelegate sees the light!

    April 23, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. ObamaSupporters

    For the first time I really feel that CNN has been supporting Clinton
    CNN, please stay mutual

    Whoohoo another super.

    YES WE CAN!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. Edy Banks

    Dont forget Mrs.Clinton was once called the GOLDWATER GIRL doing her best to stop or slow down the civil rights process. Now she cant read the red writting on the wall to step down so we as a party can get down to the real business of repairing our country.

    April 23, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  15. solada2

    Clinton and her camp need to think before injecting more negative attacks on Obama. If somehow the nomination is given to Clinton by super delegates, the United States will soon be experiencing the worst race riot in history. Some organizations are being prepared right now because there will be blood in the streets and many lives lost. All this for the sake of the "Cheating Clintons."

    April 23, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  16. DAN

    Obama nuts don't seem to understand that if they don't want the votes to count in FL and MI all Obama had to do was to accept a revote or redo, but he got scared of loosing. So why punish democrats who voted because a republican governor changed their primary dates, I mean how stupid is that. In MI he should of kept his name on the ballot, it wasn't a rule, he did it because he knew he was going to loose and had a ground campaign urging people to vote uncommited, facts are facts. Now the votes will be counted or McCain will win those two states. Simple and true. Obamas refusal to a redo shows his undemocratic view, not to honest to say the least.

    April 23, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  17. BOB

    OBAMA, WE HAVE FAITH IN YOU. Keep it up.

    I TRIED TO DONATE BUT I LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY SO I COUNLDN'T SIGN THE PLEDGE THAT I'M RESIDENT IN AMERICA.

    IF THERE IS ANY WAY I CAN DO IT WITHOUT OFFENDING THE LAW, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THIS POST.

    April 23, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  18. Grant

    CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU SOLD ADVERTISING TO THE CLINTONS CAMPAIGN ON YOUR MAIN PAGE LISTING HER WEBSITE BANNER AND ASKING FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WAS SHOCKED.........THIS IS FROM A REPUBLICAN SUPPORTER, NOT AN OBAMAMITE!!!!! THE INTEGRITY OF OUR SUPPOSED MEDIA ONCE AGAIN BOWS TO CORPORATE

    SHAME CNN, I HAVE BEEN A VIEWER SINCE YOU STARTED BROADCASTING

    April 23, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  19. John Smith

    Personally, I do not have any problem with Hillary. As I understand "personality disorders," she strongly believes that "there is nothing wrong with her." I work with these kinds of folks everyday— they abuse their spouses and blame their spouses for all the problems in the relationship.

    My problem is with those who "fail" to see or recognize the psychopathology (a mental health issue) in this family! They continue to support the Clintons, totally blind to their "history" in this nation. Or probably blinded by wealth or the "image of a "fighter" and not a "peace-maker." God bless us all!!

    April 23, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. TeamObama

    I'm digging deeper in my pockets for Obama as well, we shall prevail!!!!

    April 23, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. Jo

    Who cares! If Hillary loses, over 20% of her supporters are voting for McCain. Obama goes down anyway!!! The democratic bigwigs are simply backing a candidate that can't win the general election - Obama will go down like Kerry and Kennedy. Remember, birds of a feather . . . . Obama will go down just like those two did!

    April 23, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  22. AZM

    That's like buying a free ticket on the Titanic!

    April 23, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  23. Fred

    "" he can't win without the so called "male white vote", guess what, she wont win without the "african-american vote" ""

    which is exactly why mccain is a shoe in for president

    April 23, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. Randy - Denver

    I can tell that the lower educated support Ms. Clinton, because, like her math in paying for all her promises, they cannot do math either. The count is in folks, she ahd to win PA by over 20%, she did not, he cut her lead from 33% to UNDER 10% a NET increase of 22% while her numbers fells 8% (for you mathmatically challanged there were undecided before the selection that is why the numbers don't add up). The simple FACT is he leads in delegates (total) but more importantly he leads in POPULAR VOTES and ELECTED Delegates. The win margin for ALL remaining states for Ms. Clinton has gone from a required 20% win margin BEFORE PA to almost a required 30% win margin after PA to TIE him in delegates. The fact is she can only wim by overturning the popular and pledged votes at this point, she DID NOT make the required gains in PA. Now we KNOW she will not quit, she is a fighter (reminds me of the current resident he is a fighter even after all the facts show he should stop) after all. I just wonder after she loses in PR and NC (I guess they are not going to be important) and when Indiana comes in as too close to call (I suspect, having known a bunch of Hoosiers over the years, she will win there by a slim margin (<3%)) if she will be able to do the math then and quit gracefully or if she plans on destroying you Democrats and holding out for the convention. My guess I will see her lying butt here in Beautiful Denver... too bad I was looking forward to a nice summer.

    April 23, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  25. OBAMA IS THE BEST ONE WE GOT!!!!

    GREAT KEEP THEM COMING! GLAD TO SEE NOT ALL OF THEM SWAYED BY LAST NIGHT'S USELESS WIN IN PA.

    April 23, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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