(CNN) - New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced Monday he'll cast his crucial superdelegate vote for Barack Obama.
“To make progress, we must rise above the partisanship and the issues that divide us to find common ground. We must move the country in a dramatically new direction," Bingaman said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. “I strongly believe Barack Obama is best positioned to lead the nation in that new direction.”
Bingaman is one of the party's nearly 800 superdelegates who will decide which candidate wins the Democratic nomination. Clinton's current superdelegate lead over Obama is now just over 20, though more than 300 have yet to announce who they will support.
I absolutely REJECT the argument that the long primary season is "tearing apart the Democratic Party". Give me a break. It"s just political rhetoric (yes, on both sides!)
I also find it odd...that when Obama was behind in superdelegates, there was an effort on the part of the Obama campaign which advocated Superdelegates should vote the "will of the voters of the Superdelegates' respective states". Now how funny is it, all of a sudden it is ok for the Superdelegates to NOT vote the will of the people.... As I recall – Clinton won N. Obama is NO different of a politician.
Good! The new poll that's favorable to Hillary this week will favorable to Obama next week. All I know is that if them Democrats don't take back the White House this year, the blame lies at the feet of Hillary Clinton. Many of us life-long Democrats will not be forgetting what she has done.
PEOPLE PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SUPERDELEGATES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO VOTE THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE IN THEIR STATE. THEY ARE FREE TO VOTE THEIR ONW CONVICTIONS, HOWEVER, MANY OF THE SUPERS ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THE VOTERS ARE SUBJECT TO RECALL ON ELECTION DAY THE WAY THEY CAST THEIR VOTES AS SUPERDELEGATES.
Not a smart move on his part. Obama cannot beat the mean Republican Machine. Wake up Superdelegates. Only Hillary can beat McCain in November.
“Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He didn’t enslave me. He didn’t put me in chains. And he didn’t make me this color.”
Sounds like Rev Wright's enemy is white people, white people, and then who?–not white people but God?
Every time a super delegate supports Obama, Clinton and her followers turn green. It is so fun to read their angry reactions. Hey get used to it...
How sweet it is!!! Clinton supporters...Make up your mind. Senator Clinton says that Super delegates can make up their mind. You are criticizing this Super Delegate for doing precisely what Senator Clinton is asking them to do, except for her. What gives???? She is the one that wants the Super Delegates and the pledge delegates to go against the wishes of the people. You cannot have it both ways. Stop crying just because the Super Delegates are coming to Senator Obama.
I believe REv Wright:
Obama is just a politician- he goes out as a politician and says what he needs to say as a politician.
So Obama is a typical pol- kinda shoots his entire campaign out from under him, doesn't it?
Good Job! I think Obama is the best choice, Ihave nother against Hillary but she has been fighting for Universal Healthcqare for decades and where is it?
Obama supporters, don't blame any one but Obama and his pastor for stirring up racial tensions and creating racial divides.
This is not the way forward for our country.
I'm sure he will remember this day with regret!
It is never a good idea when you are a politician to ignore and show disrespect for the people who vote you into office!
Honestly,Rev.Jermiah Wright is out to destroy Obama.The Obama supporters should ,should not blame Hillary,or whites.It is all Obama's hiding under the rags to win the elections at any cost.There are African Americans who support Hillary and do it in the most respectable way possible.The buck stops at Obama's table.It is a shame Obama cannot stand out and say enough is enough REV. J. Wright.! What a travesty,for the first African American who rightfully wants to be the first President of the US of A.
Thank you Jeff Bingaman! regardless of whom you endorsed, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing so! competition is a good thing but what's going on in the dem party right now is far from a good thing. Please encourage others to please make up their minds
Wright is sinking the Obama bandwagon.
Who is fanning the fires of racial hatred and creating a split along race line?
Obama and his pastor friend.
Thank You, Senator Bingaman, You'll be proud of your decision which is for Hope and Change?
Kay, Springfield, Illinois
Bingaman needs his head examined!!!
Another going against the will of the people... get ready Obama supporters... the supers are going to use this to back Clinton!!!
Welcome Senator Bangaman, and congrats senator Obama
Think about this Clinton Cult followers: why would the Republicans try to get Obama to lose in North Carolina? They are not doing it to help Hillary.
HOLD IT! HOLD IT! HOLD IT! ~ What is all this with the story of another Superdelegate for Obama??? Come on CNN and Hillary/McBush supporters....let's talk about the real important issues facing our Nation right now...
Flag Pins, Rev Wright Loops and Bowling
I mean what is the problem here...don't you know that these are the real issues that the citizens care about!!!