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. smith so jersey

    Thank you! good news! smart move!

    I am very confident Obama is extremely competent, can do a great and different job with a world that is changing so fast!

    His Democratic cabinet and administration will look out for and further our country's best interests. The next generation will be engaged and supportive!

    We need this new leadership!

    April 23, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. H3 / NC

    Excellent choice. We appreciate you coming forth early.

    Obama's #1 Supporter

    April 23, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  3. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    CNN, we got the % of woman votes for Hillary.
    We got the Catholic votes for Hillary
    We got the Black Vote for Hillary, etc, etc.
    But did you fail to mention that 100,000 votes for Hillary came from
    Republicans turned Democrats??? Can we have some more info
    on that one?
    Hillary has so many skeletons in her closet and we all know that the
    Republicans want Hillary to win bad. They are saving all of that
    Google Clinton up for the kill. They will play Hillary's game on her.
    She won't even have a chance to explain because the condemnations, accusations, and questions will
    be coming at her so fast, her head will be spinning. Bill Clinton and
    Hillary robbed Americans their jobs. They recently accepted 5 Million
    Dollars from Dubai. And received $800,000 from Columbia.
    Do ya think the Republicans can hold off. They know all of the
    horrible things that are on Google Clintons.

    April 23, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. Grif

    So I mention you have, you're 'Thumb in you're Mouth. A Sign of Insecurity. Now the Picture has Changed... How right could I be....

    April 23, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. Jason

    I live in Omaha, so as a fellow Nebraska I would like to say thank you for standing up for your voters. Obama has won more states and more delegates, so if all the superdelegates would follow their voters, this would be over already. I know Obama got a Oklahoma superdelegate and he lost the state, but Obama has won more states and more delegates and Hillary leads in superdelegates, so if they all voted based on their state, Obama would have more superdelegates as well and this thing would be over.

    April 23, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. christine

    i now believe in these superdelegates that they also want change like the rest of us, these delegates are doing the right thing no matter what a democrat is going to be the president i think democrats have to fight for there own people not to be scared of the republican party that they are going to use the rev wright the demo have to fight for there candidates on that like the republican they didnt fight for al gore look at the mess the american people are in now, clinton out obama in fight for your candidates DNC please howard DEAN FIGHT FOR YOUR CANDIDATES DONT LE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SCARE YOU ALL

    April 23, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. The American People

    Go Barack! Stay on the high ground, don't follow the low road like Hillary. We believe in you!

    April 23, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. Huffington

    Go Obama, keep your campaign above scruinty. There is an e-mail circulating which states the Clinton's former Pastor (Pastor Procanick) was recently convicted of child molestion (inappropriatae touching)

    April 23, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  9. noemi in los angeles

    We all know it... the Superdelegates love Obama but they're afraid of coming out and facing criticism from the Clinton Machine. Clinton is always intimidating and using fear tactics to get her way. If she only stepped out and let our party heal til November. She is selfish and POWER driven. If she really cared for our party, she would have backed out after Obama's 11 state streak!! If it was the other way around and Hillary was in Obama's shoes, Obama would have already been pressured to get out. It's only because people are familiar with Clinton that they don't pressure her to leave...... People, the Presidency is NOT an Entitlement... they should earn it through hard work, integrity and a clean campaign, as Obama. Clinton has been trying very hard to break him down, but she can't and will not!

    The question is not why Senator Obama hasn't been able to seal the deal. He rose from the ground up, to be come the unheard of to a leading Presidential candidate. The true question is why a person who is a familiar candidate (a household name) as Junior Senator Clinton has not been able to close the gap!!!

    Do a search for Hillary-the-movie. I dare you to do it.

    I'm happy Superdelegates are not blind!!

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. Sure

    How is this democracy when THE PEOPLE don't even get to choose, rather the 700+ party "elders"!

    April 23, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. Fed Up Democrat

    Thank you ever so much to both SD's today. I have faith and confidence that others will follow as it is the only right thing to do. We as a people cannot have any more deception in our politics and politians, for both national and international reasons. I have also had my faith renewed in the intelligence and ethics of the majority of American people. It's not even about Hillary any more, rather about having a person in the WH who is blatently corrupt.

    April 23, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  12. SOHAN

    MCCAIN-CLINTON SHOULD JOINT FORCE THESE BIG PEOPLE WILL SAY NOW. OBAMA WILL LOOSE AGAINST MCCAIN WAIT AND SEE.

    April 23, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  13. Accountant Guy

    Thank You Mrs. Ostergard. I am glad that you are able to see through all the clutter and negative talk and see who the best candidate is. Keep it up Barack.

    Obama '08

    April 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. Rich

    I don't know what's more frustrating the fact that superdelegates are moving like tortoises to support a candidate, or the fact that Obama just can't seem get this primary over with.

    April 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. J T

    BIG STATES / little states, doesnt matter, this aint the divided states of

    america in which the clinton camp., is implying. jus because hillary

    won the BIG STATES she think that the super D's should endorse her

    because showing she won the big states that she's more electable!?,

    WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES? THEY'RE JUST

    BEING PUSHED OUT OF THE ARENA?

    thanks for the obama endorsement Audra

    April 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. Chris

    Everyone seems to excuse the unethical behavior of a candidate, whom we are supposed to select as our President, saying that it is just “politics”. If that particular candidate becomes our President, how are we going to recognize when s/he is honest and when s/he is playing the dirty game of “politics”? No, we definitely need an honest and straight forward President to represent and lead not only our country, but also our human race in the whole world.
    When the selection of the President is no longer in the hands of ordinary citizens, it is the utmost duty of the Super delegates to do the right thing. Those Super delegates, who are capable of differentiating the two candidates, should identify whether a candidate is Presidential or not, by carefully studying their honesty, truthfulness and decent character, without falling into any gimmicks.

    April 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  17. Venus

    Thank you! Welcome!

    Go Obama! Just stay focus – it gives me pure pleasure to see my rookie shake up the powerful Clintons!

    To Penn State – thank you for not giving Hillary the big blow out!

    Considering she had a 33+ lead – and Obama was able to cut into her lead should tell her supporters some thing!

    I wouldn't give her any more money... The next week is going to be really fun to watch. Watch how the media is going to turn on the Clintons and ask why can't Hillary beat Obama!

    April 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  18. Randy - Denver

    I wonder if i am the only one who sees that the REPUBLICAN candidate treats Mr. Obama more respectfully than the other Democratic candidate does. Mr. McCain has twice now attacked the radical right wing side of the Rebuplican party for their unfounded attacks on Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton has endorsed tacitly these attacks by not speaking out about them, and releasing a SIMILAR one just before the PA primary. Me I am ready for two candidates who want to stay above the mudslingling level and deal with the issues for a change instead of the libelious campaigns we have seen in the past. My personal belief, and I am an independant NOT a Democrat or republican, is that if Ms. Clinton wins the democratic nomination I would vote for Mr. mcCain otherwise it will be Mr. Obama, only because I KNOW that no candidate will get all their promises through congress so while their stands on many of the issues tell me what they would like to see happen what is more important is the integrity of the person. I feel both Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain are people of integrity, Ms. Clinton is not. So I would rather elect someone who shows high integrity, even if I do not agree with all their stances, than someone I cannot trust. On issues I prefer the democrats (slightly I am NOT for universal health care, I already pay too much for people to not work) but since I know that we cannot predict what the president will have to face during their tenure I prefer supporting someone who I feel will really try to do what they think is best for the US not just for themselves.

    April 23, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. lucyna, Seattle

    For the first time I have ever donated anywhere is Obama campaing and I keep doing that gladly because I believe in him and his message.

    Thank you Audra Ostergard. You made the right move.

    April 23, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  20. Rebecca

    The only way Senator Clinton can win is if the Democratic Party changes it's own official rules. Clinton is begging them to change the rules and Obama is begging them to stick with the rules. What does the United States say about other countries who change their election rules in favor of a particular canidate? Corrupt, that's what. Hillary Clinton and her supporters are asking for just that. According to the official rules this contest is OVER.

    April 23, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. Dawn , Ky

    More Please........

    April 23, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  22. IndependantQ

    YESSSSSSSSS!! Thank you, Ostergard !! For the rest of us, DONATE! We need to show the delegates that we are still millions strong!

    OBAMA/CASEY08

    April 23, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. Chris

    Everyone seems to excuse the unethical behavior of a candidate, whom we are supposed to select as our President, saying that it is just “politics”. If that particular candidate becomes our President, how are we going to recognize when s/he is honest and when s/he is playing the dirty game of “politics”? No, we definitely need an honest and straight forward President to represent and lead not only our country, but also our human race in the whole world.
    When the selection of the President is no longer in the hands of ordinary citizens, it is the utmost duty of the Super delegates to do the right thing. Those Super delegates, who are capable of differentiating the two candidates, should identify whether a candidate is Presidential or not, by carefully studying their honesty, truthfulness and decent character, without falling into any gimmicks.

    Thank you and we honor your endorsement of the best candidate!

    April 23, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. maria Mtl, Can.

    Thanks Audra good choice..

    April 23, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  25. vic nashville,Tn

    How many more in the back pocket, every crises Obama face one supper delegate endorse Obama
    Obama you are real Washington

    April 23, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
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