May 2nd, 2008
09:10 AM ET
11 years ago

Second former DNC chair backs Obama

(CNN) - Another former Democratic National Committee Chairman is backing Barack Obama. One day after former DNC chair Joe Andrew announced his support for Obama’s presidential bid, Massachusetts superdelegate Paul Kirk, who led the party from 1985-89, will officially endorse the Illinois senator Friday.

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  1. Robert

    Kamyar Khavajian Says: " I can give you my word of honor that if Obama becomes the democratic nominee, McCain will crush him in November of 2008."

    Have you listened to McSame talk lately? He says one thing one day and then takes it back the next......

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. 28 year old White MAN in FLORIDA

    For all you hillary supporters who are saying we need to research peter paul for who he is… i did…. and the simple fact is the Clintons along with Ed randell were involved with him

    peter paul… yes he is a convicted felon… just like the clintons… are know for scandles and LIES…

    SO i believe everything the case is about…. i read the full transcript of the Case….. that is exactly why ED Randell endorsed hillary….they are all involved

    Cnn is not being fair and they need to report this Story

    OBAMA 08

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. SDunn

    I wanted to make a comment about HIllary's pandering with this stupid gas tax holiday. I'm sick and tired of her supporters supporting this STUPID idea. Why don't you ask your candidate why she wants to take money away from the maintenance of our roads and bridges! Why does she want to take away over 300,000 jobs! But you know what it makes sense because she was pro-NAFTA and she supported her husband in all of these trade deals which shipped jobs overseas! So no wonder she doesn't care if 300,000 people lose their jobs due to her stupid gas tax holiday.

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. 43 yr. old Black Female

    Hang in there Obama!

    Yes we can and will!

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. Yes we can!

    This is awesome,,,,depsite all the controversies and the division this circus has caused, it's amazing how he continues to get support and from "white male" superdelegates at's sad how we have allowed the non-issues of this campaign to overwhelm the party and bring division....i keep hearing the media say people are concerned about rev. wright and the bitter comments...NO WE'RE NOT, YOU ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE IT'S GOOD FOR MEDIA/'re polling oppositions on this and not everyone....we know how to seperate obama from the non-issues...i'm just disapointed that Obama had to cut roots with leaders that have helped african amercians empower themselves to become more of what society has labled us to become....It was Rev. Wright that molded Obama and helped get this far....they both allowed "the crowd" to influence them. I pray they can reconcile, see what's good for the church, the community and the american people...I believe Obama will bring unity.

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. Hillary McCain


    Too bad, you have already fallen for the media trap!

    You and Hillary supporters just don't get it!

    If Hillary was in FIRST place instead of LAST place, we would be hearing about Paul vs. Clinton, Dubai, Norman Hsu, Monica, Bill's other concubines, NAFTA lies, Columbia lies, Hillary's concubines, rapes and murders, etc ... etc ...

    But because she is in LAST place, nobody cares about her dirty laundry. Obama is what's hot! Everybody in media wants to be first to find a BREAKING STORY that will send Obama packing, but the best they can do is a CHRISTIAN pastor who served in the US Marines and NAVY as well Pres. Johnson and Clinton!

    Once the media realizes there's nothing on Obama, they'll go after McCain and is so called war heroics stories.

    Too bad, the only thing Hillary's going to do on election day is voting!

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  7. mark

    if hillary becomes president, there will be drugs dealers from comlumbia free trade in the white house. the same way bill clinton backed drug dealer in arkansas. peter paul who was convicted for drug was also one of the main fund raiser for clinton. the media, keeps this one from the public. if it was the poor black man, it will be abig drama in the news. cnn, are you not going to let this happen?

    May 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  8. the media is republican

    why is this not news cnn hannity glen msnbc oh because you do favors for your buddies just like the judge.

    "In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25, 2008 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!."
    “Had Senator Clinton be forced to testify under oath, as a material witness and beneficiary of the fraud that her husband is being sued for before the Democratic Convention, her remote chances for being nominated the party candidate would have been unquestionably destroyed.”
    “Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."
    All the court documents/evidence is here:

    May 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. show me

    send the old hag out to pasture

    May 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  10. mama4obama


    OBAMA 08-The answer to American and world prayers.

    May 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  11. Debby

    All I have to say Obama supporters are one sick group. I bet half of them aren't even voting age. LOL CNN must be deseperate for ratings to have all these idiots post this trash.

    May 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  12. Seth

    All aboard! This train is living the station. Next stop... 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    May 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  13. no longer supporting clinton


    May 2, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
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