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.

soundoff (288 Responses)
  1. Harrison

    For those of you who think this case has been thrown out or is irrelevant:
    "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!."(
    Here is the kicker – the judge is a Bill Clinton appointee!

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. kathy in ohio

    i guess they can do what they want but voters have changed their minds and obama will NOT be elected in nov.

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. Brett


    ...the REAL dream team! Haha!

    May 2, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. remember her campaign fraud?

    excuse me..Anon is not the liar here..i have been saying for months that this Peter Paul issue isnt ablout Peter Paul and his criminal self.. its about the dirty dealings of the Clintons themselves.. She publicly stated that she didnt even know who he was!!!! then changed it to well we havnt taken any money.. then changed it to well we didnt know he was a criminal! This isnt about him being duped out of his business partners.. its about these people thinking that they are above the LAW..and having judicial cronies to cover it up..There are tapes recorded that she knew allllllll about the Gala and its preparations and how it was being funded and was involved in the whole process(THAT IS AGAINST THE LAW) but again.. this isnt about that either.. its about the fact that this is how they operated for years/decades..and no one can stop them!Peter Paul is insignifcant. Yup he's a convicted con man.. but he has the balls to stand up to those bullies even after failing a few times..IF THE ONLY THING HE ACCOMPLISHES IN THIS SUIT IS PUBLIC AWARENESS THEN THATS, you ought to be ashamed of yourself because there are archives and archives of info on these people that shows a consistency of these frauds.. and not being covered.

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Steve in DC

    For those Hillary supporters that think Peter Paul vs Clinton is a farce, then why are so so afraid to have someone report it? Questionable facts didnt stop news organizations from reporting every time Obama sneezed...I say fair is fair.

    People go to You tube and search PETER PAUL vs CLINTON!!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Kansas Veteran

    Spineless wonder

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. Glenn

    Tick Tock Tick Tock.The clock is quickly winding down for Billary Obama now only needs 292 delegates. The fat lady is singing.... so sad for Hillary

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  8. Ex-Hillary supporter

    It doesn't surprise me that disgruntled Hillary supporters will vote for McCain should she fail to steal the nomination. She sounds more like a Republican every day.
    Just what this country needs, a continuation of the Bush years.

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  9. Dusacre

    285 to go

    285 to go

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  10. Alisa, GA

    Can you say writing on the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama!!! OOOObama!!! OOObama!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  11. Dr SP Ward

    And dont forget Clinton's former pastor who has recently been imprisoned on paedophile charges.

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  12. Ben

    CNN talk about peter paul vs clinton case! Please............................

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  13. C. Vandenberg

    . . .If Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives as a sitting President. There should be a law that bans impeached Presidents or their immediate family members from ever occupying the White House again.

    May 2, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  14. North of the border


    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  15. doodle

    Thata boy! Interesting how those "in the know" seem to know!! I guess everyone is figuring out that a toxic president isn't so good for the country.

    Obama 2008

    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  16. Favoritism for Clinton

    Have you noticed how CNN has this big news in small print, while for the past day, the headline was "Barack was losing support".

    Doesn't it seem a bit strange that for this entire campaign season, Hillary has not been vetted by any of the media engines?

    What about all her luggage from the past? What about Paul vs. Clinton?? What about the fact that a lot of people in her camp are jumping ship?? The republicans would love to face her because she has a lot of scandals that are being swept under the carpet, kept hidden away.

    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  17. brian bernard


    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  18. nina

    I am sooo happy that another one is coming to the right side.

    Hillary has not been in any way vetted during this campaign.

    Also, people, google "hillary/bill clinton mena" first page 4th down.

    Let alone all the scandals involving the Clintons in the last 20 years. How can 1 couple have so much controversy surrounding them? Think of all previous high power people, including previous presidents. Compare controversies surrounding them to the Clintons. And then ask yourself, is it just bad luck that the Clintons have, or is there truth behind these scandals. And how much money was paid out to keep their names clean?

    Just a thought.
    Plus, her comment about obliterating Iran should tell people that HRC does not think before she speaks. Is that what you want in a leader?

    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  19. New Yorker

    Hey, hey, Hill- goodbye!

    May 2, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  20. Richard Fitzwell

    Paul vs 'bout it CNN? What are you scared of?

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  21. Hillary Supporter

    I was a strong Hilary supporter unitl I investigated and watch on YOUTUBE The Perter Paul Vs Clintons law suit. To say the least, It is Chilling. After seeing that, it was hard , however, I had to make a firm decision to no longer support her because for one it is going be another major scandal with the Clintons again and second, the Republican is aware of this and are not saying anything yet because that is one of the weapons that they will use to singlehandedly destroy Hillary. So Hillary you have lost my support.

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  22. Milwaukee for Obama

    Hi guys,

    Is this Paul Vs Clinton mere BS or it is real? Where is it? can you give me the right website? The last I tried to get into the website I was required to pay 4$ to view the information. Where is it published so I can read for free?

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  23. Sharon

    Ok, For the idiot, and I sure do mean idiot BO supporters who BELIEVE the paul case has ANY merit, or the "Clinton, NY in Oneida County" story has ANYTHING to do with Hillary....
    Maybe you'll also believe LARRY SINCLAIR VS. OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAIGN.....
    Please don't take this as a bash of ALL BO's supporters, it's clearly not....but the ones who are trying to smear the Clintons with absolute LIES are really just pitiful. Anyone can file a claim, anyone can make a video and post it on YouTube, anyone can make a web site and write anything they want.....IT DOESN"T MAKE THE INFORMATION TRUE! You keep asking why MSM doesn't cover these stories....because they are NOT TRUE! OK????? When people go and research and realize what you are doing, it will backlash, be careful, you may be making people realize how nasty you guys really are......

    If you truly support your candidate because he is honest and full of hope for the future, WHY would you believe these things? Does it make you somehow feel better about what happened to him the last few weeks? If that's what it is, please note that Hillary supporters have been experiencing horrible bias for nearly a YEAR! Just now you are feeling what we have been feeling!

    BTW, CNN....why do you let so many people post such horrific lies? Don't you moderate for a reason? Is this your way of keeping stories going that you can't cover???? What is your problem?????

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. Linda. Boston, MA

    "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."

    So you have no problem using our soldier's lives as pawns in your little game of revenge? McCain = more dead sons and daughters. That is a FACT. But you are perfectly happy letting them continue to die just so you can stick it to the DNC and Obama? That is absolutely disgusting!

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. Belle

    If CNN or other NEWS media made an issue of the Paul v. Clinton case, they would be SUED FOR SLANDER!!!!!!!!

    Senator Hillary Clinton was dropped from the case over a year ago, that decision was appealed and Senator Clinton was AWARDED attorney fees....get your FACTS STRAIGHT!

    Paul, a 4 TIME CONVICTED FELON of Stock Fraud, fraudulently bought and traded stocks in HIS OWN COMPANY, driving up the stocks, then borrowed money on his stock. THEN STOPPED PAYING the loans.

    He, so far, has filed 4 different lawsuits against Bill Clinton alledging he was the CAUSE of the demise of his go ahead...this is a civil case...that has been tossed in and out of court, refiled, appealed, tossed out, refiled and appealed by a CONVICTED FELON that also went to Chile and fought Extradition to the United States for TWO YEARS....go ahead Republicans, Obama supporters that are pushing this case....go ahead and show us your policies of Hope, Unity and Change!

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
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