May 2nd, 2008
09:10 AM ET
7 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.

soundoff (288 Responses)
  1. Curt

    That's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on over boys to the winning side!

    May 2, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  2. American living in Canada

    I think perhaps the Superdelegates are watching the Paul vs. Clinton case closely...too bad CNN isn't. Where is the media exposure of this case? If you're gonna show Rezco, show Paul!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  3. al

    oh oh !!
    We are now moving from "drip drip" to ""trickle trickle"
    All we need now is Mr. Edwards to come out and make the obvious move and burst the flood gates and we are on the move.

    YES WE CAN
    OBAMA 08

    May 2, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. Getnet

    Go Obama, we like to turn the page and put washington type politics on the side.

    May 2, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  5. Tom

    Obama seems to have momentum.

    May 2, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. anon

    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:
    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!! L.A., California Case #BC304174

    For those of you who think this case has been thrown out – is hasn’t, or is irrelevant – think again:

    "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: peterfpaul.com

    OBAMANACS UNITE!!! LET'S DO THIS!!

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  7. Cam of Kentucky

    Ahhh and the day is still young......

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. Brenda, ME

    Oh, yes we can and yes we will!

    Add another one!

    Obama '08.

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  9. JG

    The DNC has divided the democratic party. It's pathetic to sit back and watch the DNC at work, now that Obama is losing ground. If HILLARY is not the nominee, I will vote for McCain. I will NOT let this party or the media tell me who to vote for. GO MCCAIN!!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  10. Shirley-Ohio

    Welcome to the winning team, everyone is looking for change and this is our man. Thanks

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  11. tidho

    Realistically I think Obama has a lock on anyone that has run the DNC. What Hillary is doing to the party is terribly damaging and if you care enough to take on a position like that you're not going ot support her.

    May 2, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  12. WE NEED THE TRUTH

    THE LEADERSHIP TEST

    Two recent events that have occurred to test Senator Obama’s
    Leadership.

    1. It would have been easier politically to jump on the “GAS TAX
    RELIEF PROPOSAL” and say you’re for it (get a few more votes), when you really know that it would be bad for the American People.
    Only One candidate had the guts to let the American People know
    The truth of the situation, Senator Obama.

    2. When you’re faced with a crisis situation and it involves having to
    make the tough decision. A decision that tears you up on the inside,
    but one that you know has to be made. Senator Obama made a
    tough decision this week when it became apparent that Rev. Wright
    needed to be cut loose. It is done.

    Isn't it time that America deserved a Honest and Tough PRESIDENT and a PRESIDENT that has said "I will tell you what you need to know and not what you would like to hear"!

    Senator Obama would be that President.

    May 2, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  13. Shirley-Ohio

    What in the heck is Paul v Clinton?

    May 2, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  14. Bitter in Texas

    Drip...Drip...Drip....way to go!
    Thanks, Mr Kirk!

    May 2, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  15. Al

    Great. It's time to end this foolishness...the race is over. She can't catch the guy. As for the whites that will not vote for Obama just because he is black..fine..racists were expected to vote like racists vote! This is no surprise.

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. spyturtle

    Obama can bring this country together. Our leader needs to have dignity to lead this country to international respect. No more irresponsible remarks about gas tax and posturing about nuclear bombs on other countries. We need a leader that can bring this government work together. GO OBAMA!

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  17. Remi N.(Atlanta)

    YES WE CAN !!!
    Remember , Folks:
    After the storm, follows the good weather....
    Yes, remember what I'm saying: After Tuesday, Obama will be the nominee for The Democratic primary even if Hillary continues the competition to June, and he will be the Next President of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    I'm just telling you, beleive or not.....

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  18. kris

    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:

    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!!

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  19. Bob J.

    James Carville is not earning his money.

    All he has to do is to take a few polls in Iowa and Wisconsin and Missouri to see how voters feel about Obama now that they've come to know him and show that Hillary would win if those voters had to do it over.

    Take out his unknown factor and the Edwards voters and you'll see that Obama got his lead by sneaking in under the radar early.

    That's why he can't win anymore. People know him now and what's happening since Ohio is more reflective of what will happen in November.

    On paper, no Republican can beat a Democrat in the general election. However, a Democrat can LOSE the election

    Hillary is less likely than Obama to LOSE the election.

    Going on O'Reilly helped Hillary soften the edges that previously would have motivated the conservative base to come out against her.

    It's not about who can beat McCain, it's about who is less likely to lose the general, and Carville isn't doing what he's paid to do.

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  20. White Independent

    You can be the new majority who can lead this nation out of a long political darkness – Democrats, Independents and Republicans who are tired of the division and distraction that has clouded Washington; who know that we can disagree without being disagreeable; who understand that if we mobilize our voices to challenge the money and influence that’s stood in our way and challenge ourselves to reach for something better, there’s no problem we can’t solve – no destiny we cannot fulfill.

    May 2, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  21. Sharon

    Welcome aboard Mr. Kirk. Tell your other superdelegate friends to climb aboard also.

    May 2, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  22. matt

    if all these old time washington guys make him the nominee....this democrat will work very hard for McCain!

    May 2, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  23. Herman in LA

    Listen to all Barack Obama supporters don’t fall for the hype. This is just a test for Barack to see how he would hold up under pressure being president of the United States. The media is playing this thing out to the last, it’s all being media driven now. He is the front runner Hillary can not win by the numbers and her high un-favorability rating is still much higher than Baracks will ever be.

    They will not, I repeat, they will not take this from him; it will turn the demarcate party up side down.

    He could lose ever state from here on out and still win it you Hillary supporters are being duped.

    Mark my word...

    Trial date to be set in Paul vs. Clinton on February 21, 2008

    The Case Management Conference hearing in Paul v Clinton et al on February 21, in Los Angeles Superior Court will finally set a trial date in the long delayed civil fraud case and it will set a schedule for discovery that will include the sworn depositions of the entire Clinton family and the Clinton hierarchy of the Democratic Party.

    May 2, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  24. Tom

    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:
    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!! L.A., California Case #BC304174

    For those of you who think this case has been thrown out – is hasn’t, or is irrelevant – think again:

    "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: peterfpaul.com

    May 2, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  25. Anon is a liar...

    for you Obambi's touting PaulvClinton case.....

    you may want to go onto Wikipedia and really learn about this guy....

    Peter F. Paul, American businessman, convicted drug dealer and securities felon, controversial political donor....

    and then decide whether you really want to be touting his case for really the only reason to help him out.....

    Nice try Bob H., but maybe you want to put up a website that's useful to the world.

    May 2, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
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