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. Emmaddy

    Interesting that Obama backed the gas tax holiday in Illinois in 2000, but now thinks it's "pandering". Sounds like a flip-flop to me.

    May 2, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  2. barry

    McCain 2008 Hillary Clinton 2012 Block Obama

    May 2, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  3. sigh

    wow...are we really going to get a president elected by people getting their political education from the Daily Show, huffington post, youtube, etc.? I thought you obama supporters were the educated ones...

    May 2, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. obama supporter

    SHIRLEY IN OHIO

    CLICK ON
    (PETER PAUL.COM
    GET THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY RIGHT FROM THE COURTS

    CNN PLEASE POST THIS.
    AFTER ALL WE SUPPORT CNN AND WE DON'T HAVE TO

    May 2, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. EA

    The clintons have kept several characters over the years I'm sure many of you would love to hear from. The real problem here isn't what is being said but what's not. Bottom line is all of the people out there who claim that Obama is not electable are all still searching within to decide who they really are. Take all the baggage and the crap the Clintons have done over the years and you'd all rather choose the devil you know than someone new. Remember 2004? That's why half of you got sucked into voting for Bush again. And you all claim(Billary supporters) that you won't vote Obama and will turn to McCain, will all be sitting here 4 years later moaning about the same old crap, and stuck in the same old situation all because you can't get past your internal bigotry. Unreal. If you're a Dem your a Dem bottom line.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  6. Against Hillary and Bill with good reason

    Voters have to google Peter Paul vs. Clinton the largest Campaign Fraud case of all time. Watch both parts 1 and 2.

    Voters have to google Governor Rendell on Youtube praising and honoring Farraqhan. Imagine Hillary's biggest backer in PA celebrating Farraqhan while Hillary has the nerve to bring up Farraqhan's name in a derogatory way towards Obama in the PA debate.

    WHY DOES THE MEDIA ALLOW HILLARY TO GET AWAY WITH ALL OF THIS? PLEASE CNN – BE FAIR AND REPORT ALL THE FACTS? YOU DISTORTED OBAMA'S AID STORY TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ON NAFTA AND KILLED HIM IN OHIO. IT'S TIME TO REPORT MORE OF THE ONGOING HILLARY AND BILL CLINTON CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. Moore

    1st – Its Pual vs. BILL Clinton
    2nd – the case still pending will be thrown out like ALL THE OTHERS!
    3rd – Peter Paul is a LIAR and FELON!

    Get a Life Obama FREAKS!

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  8. Brett

    It's a good thing they ARE coming to Mr. Obama's defense because, let's face it, he's plummeting in polls and his true colors have been revealed. YAY!

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. CT Chriss

    The Repubs and vast right wing media are supporting Hillary BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL THE OLD DIRT PLUS NEW DIRT.

    Hillary Clinton: Ready for impeachment on day one!

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  10. Southern view

    It is a complete travesty that the Party is going in the opposite direction of the voters. While the Democratic voters have moving moving inexorably toward Hillary, the Party bosses and the Superdelegates under pressure from the Party bosses have been coming out for Obama. Why not just pick the candidate like Putin and put him in. If the Republicans did that, they could just put in the next President. That is what will happen anyway.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  11. barry

    McCain 2008 Hillary Clinton 2012 Block Obama Now

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  12. Amber

    For those of you saying "End the Drama, Vote Obama"....WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THE PAST 4 MONTHS??!! He is nothing but drama!!!!!! Are you people really as ignorant as you seem?

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  13. Susie

    For all you Obamniacs who do not understand the Paul vs Clinton–the Clintons will be witnesses in this trial–not defendants. There are no charges pending against the Clintons–they were dismissed and that dismissal was appealed and upheld. Of course, I don't expect you educated, well-to-do Obamniacs to be able to read–unless what you read is what you want to read.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  14. John

    This case Paul vs Clinton CNN why are we not hearing anything about this. You folks probably won't print this any way so Cnn you suck.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  15. Moore

    OBAMANACS = CRAZY.

    May 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  16. seriously evaluating

    That is the point that makes me support Obama. Between the guaranteed scandals of the Clintons and McCain's being in "Iraq for 100 years," Obama is the only choice by elimination.

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  17. HSNP

    Sounds to me like the right wing wackos are cooking up another fake scandal to bring down the Clinton's. Just like all the other fake scandals from 1990's that just weren't true.

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!! NO-BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  18. Brad

    Great, they have more guts than others.

    Let's talk about the elephant in the room, superdelegates are not voting because Barack is not their choice. They are praying for a miracle even though Hillary is behind in delegate votes, the popoular vote (without attaching Fl & Mi because of DNC rules) and she has won less states. And let me be clear, this country has never given more credibility to one state over another because of it's size or political perception.

    So there you have it, superdelegates will come out when the damage is fatal.

    Gutsy part-NOT.

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  19. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Shirley,

    Thank heaven that someone is paying attention!! Read some of the above comments! It really is a disaster that the media for whatever reason will not report on this Earth Shattering Fraud Case, involving the Clinton's. If you think Obama supporters are making this up, think again. Just check for yourself...google....Peter Paul vs Clinton.........

    Google............Peter Paul vs Clinton.................

    Google............Peter Paul vs Clinton...

    Spread the news..

    Please CNN, please post both my comments. Thanks

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  20. KIRBY

    WELCOME! THANK YOU !
    OBAMA WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  21. mitch from ark.

    way to go.hillary's toast.

    May 2, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  22. Brett

    Come on, CNN...Hillary won 5 superdelegates today (4 from New York and 1 from Connecticut, where Mr. Obama won). How come nobody is covering THAT story?!

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  23. A Mama 4 Obama

    CNN post the darn thing Peter Paul v Clinton.

    Hillary and Bill are snakes. I wish I could go back in time and take back my vote from when I voted for Bill Clinton.

    You post everything about Obama.

    Obama 08 and 12

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  24. Susan / PA

    The fact that Paul vs Clinton's is a case , in and of itself, proves there IS merit to the issue.
    The judge put off Hillary appearence in court because of this primary race. If the case had no merit...there would be no waiting.....She is equiped with lawyers....the deposition could be entered in written form. Those are the facts. Even though some Hillary supporters say this has no merit because Paul is a crook... well SO ARE THE CLINTONS. Period.

    Congrats to Obama..keep those supers coming!!!!!

    cnn please post this...

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  25. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Keep'em comin'! Welcome aboard a winning campaign! Three words for the blatantly bias media and the Hillary and McCain supporters. . .

    YES WE CAN!

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
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