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

    Check out Foxnew's story (video) about a company that was aproved to be sold by Bill Clinton to China...But HRC claimed that bush sent all the Jobs over seas. I guess shes hoping the people of Indiana have bad memory.

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Barbara GA

    This is what I am taking about unfair coverage from the media. They rather tear down the chances of someone who truly believes that we must change the way we are doing business in Washington than report the truth about the Clinton 's way of life. These super delegates are moveing away from Hillary because they know the truth.
    Another point like me many of Americans many years ago I wanted Hillary to run for president based on what her husband's record in Washington. But as time went on you saw Bill and George Bush Sr develope a very close relationship. It make sense about the 109M now. Obama is fighting a up hill batter as Hillary is already known but he has touched so many American lives with his message. It time to stop tell the truth about our country and the state it is in. I am hearing of many more job losts. I think Obama has real plan to get our country back on track. Making Changes in a New Direction.
    OBAMA 08

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. Paul

    Paul vs. Clinton has never had the media scrutinization that it deserves. The media feels the Clintons have had enough scrutinization over the years but the fact is they have not been fully scrutinized. They have had so much controversy that these controversies have never been fully vetted because the media could not focus on just one. The Clinton are the best escape artists in politics today. And if you dare try to bring up a legitmate issue they will whine and cry that they are being targeted unfairly and it is another right wing conspiracy. The fact is, they have never been fully vetted because the media is tired and bored of the Clintons. They have so much dirt to dig up the media just doesn't want to put in the resources.

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Milwaukee for Obama

    Anon, I have been wondering why the super delegates are not supporting Hillary and this why. I just read the articles and now I know why the Republicans are helping her win the nomination and they (repubs) are not even talking about it now because they want it to come out so fresh and that will kill her immediately. All I can say is WOW!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  5. Network Obama supporters!

    CNN why are you not covering the PAUL VS CLINTON story.....Rezko was a story but not a lawsuit that is currently in the courts with a potential Presidential candidate?? This is crazy.

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  6. Sweetbaby


    That is a GREAT IDEA!!! Not only should we fill up CNN Blogs, how about we fill up Fox News Blogs as well. We can Give Hannity & Colms something to talk about...

    We Got Your Back!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |

    Oh and about Larry Sinclair-that was a false video and he admitted to it... so people who think that is something CNN needs to report on need to do some more reading themselves.

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. Hattie, Chicago

    This in incredible !!!

    President Obama,

    Thank you Mr. President for accepting the position Sir. Now can you please get us out of the mess that has been made of our country..

    Before our country is permanatly torn apart, SUPER DELEGATES DECIEDE " N O W ! !

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  9. Cynthia

    Congratullations Obama supporters.

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. Johnny Boy

    I wonder what HRC does when this happens? I'll bet there is a lot of yelling and screaming!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  11. tina

    Hillary supporters what planet are you from? She VOTED FOR WAR THAT KILLED 52 people!!!! 52! In april. What is wrong with you? There blood is on her hands! 23 voted against it why wasn't she number 24? What if it was your son or daughter killed by a sniper fire that she lied about then goes on tv and jokes about it!? Would you vote for her still? It boggles my mind when I see all of your comments how she is so great! Well imagine this. Your son or daughter is made to fight a war you do not believe nor do they, but thay have to go. then when day you get a call that they are dead! Because of a war that she helped vote for. She could have fought it! But she did NOT! So your son or daughter died for something that should have not happened! Now are you gonna still vote for her?

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  12. Anson From New York

    Thanks for the support!

    Thank you for making the right decision


    A member here has been informing us about Paul vs Clinton fraud case

    It's getting my attention. Why aren't CNN reporting on it?

    CNN is my home page and my TV is always on CNN. Please follow this news and report to us.

    Thank you

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  13. Bitter in Texas

    Brace yourselves…it’s just about time for another one of Billary’s ATTACH ad to show up on the TV and sway the undecided voters in Indiana. Lawdy, I wish Obama wasn’t such a gentleman and beat her to the punch.

    May 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  14. Mercedes

    Oh Dear!! Just watched the video on the Peter v Clinton case. I will continue to blog this until CNN post it. This is my second try and I don't know what is going on with my message. Well, I can't believe that the media is so hype covering how Obama is lossing in the polls. Well, how about showing the news coverage on the case to show to the rest of the country. For what I've heard it's being cover in California. So why don't we know about it unless some bloggers inform us. The "blue collars" in NC and IN can't know about it unless you cover it! Be fair balance with the american people. I see today is a slow day in the political ticker. Not enough negative to cover on Obama. Well let's move to HILLARY CLINTON!

    May 2, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  15. bill clinton for obama

    anybody knows how much money obama rised iin the month of april?

    May 2, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  16. Sandra

    Thank you DNC for coming forward! Thank you CNN for your coverage. Please address the Paul vs Clinton issue. The public deserves to know the facts. Go Obama!

    May 2, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  17. Debbie

    This is what counts CNN. Counts not polls. I am a systems analyst and I know you can read stats and produce them to say whatever you want. Your polls only report what you want to say. That is show Hillary in the lead. The polls or stats you don't show favor Obama. I hate how the media interacts with the public like we're stupid. Even with the endorsements from delegates. More governers and senators, have come out for Obama. But you won't report that.

    All 264 249 230
    Clinton Obama
    Add-on delegates 8 11 Congressional delegates 1 2
    Distinguished party leaders 9 5 DNC 145 121 Governors 11 14
    Representatives 77 78 Senators 13 18

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  18. Stephy

    To the Hillary Supporters

    Now that the court case involving Hillary and Good Ole Bill is coming out you all want to trivialize it by saying Paul is a drug dealer and a liar. Howere, you all wanted to make Sen. Obama accountable for the words of someone else. Give me a break!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. JB Cal

    JG, I noticed that in the first part of your post you said that if Hillary does not get the nomination that you would vote for McCain, yet you end your post by saying "Go McCain". Sounds like your choice was McCain all along. Are you one of those Republicans in Democrat's clothing?

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. Roots of Bitterness in Chicago

    Obama is too decent of a man to throw the mud back in Hillary's face. He just needs to adamantly reemphasize his plan for change and tell fellow American's what they NEED to hear and not what just sounds good.

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  21. Mr. Los Angeles

    JG-9th comment

    get over it. i can't believe some of you hate obama that much to vote for mccain in novemeber WHEN obama wins the nom. think about it, everything you complained about since 2000 till right now, as i'm typing is under bush's watch. mccain is gaining support from conservatives because he now wants to adopt bush's policies. do you really want this? i mean, seriously?

    everyone know that november belongs to a smart!

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. Chicago for None of the Above

    This is really showing how out of touch the democratic party leadership is with the American people. The people are rejecting Barack, but they are falling in line behind him. I hope McCain chooses Condeleeza so that a black will be in the white house for the next four years!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  23. bill clinton for obama

    anybody knows how much money obama rised in april?

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  24. Grant

    The DNC has clearly had it with the Clintons,,,,,The is Peter Paul item is HUGE, why is CNN not reporting this, stunning actually..this speaks directly to the character, plus it is not the first time the Clintons got caught with their hands in the cookie jar...CNN find out who is on the list of donors for the Library, plus lets see who who also paid Bill $60M over the last 5 years for "speaking engagements" Do the math, at a max of $50,000 a pop thats 1,200 speaches or 200 a year?!......We know that Rove and the boys over at the Republican HQ definately know the answers to this and more and will be more than pleased to tell us in September...WAKE UP DEMS

    The Clinton insiders know all of this, that is why they are jumping ship..she has gotten a free ride, who cares about Rev Wright, no one is talking about the baggage that the Clintons have that requires a barge to haul it down the Potomac!

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. Carl Dupont

    By next week. Clintons' machines will no longer able to change rules on their favor. The Democratic party does not believe them any more. Hillary was left with one argument; superdelagates. Now that they are gone, I do no know what else she will come up with.
    She is a fighter!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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