May 2nd, 2008
09:10 AM ET
6 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. Natasha/Supporter of Democrats

    Welcome abroad Senator!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  2. Vote Not For Sale

    By the way, I'm not selling my vote to Hillary or McCain for a cheap $30. gas savings. Pander somewhere else, my vote goes to Barack, someone who truly wants to help Americans.

    May 2, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  3. Jamaal Kansas

    Hillary is going down they never talk about the court case Paul VS Clinton Because Barck Obama is to Nice to say anything from now on that is the only topic i will blog about Hillary Explain Paul Vs Clinton and How Convient is it that this all is happening after the Election Hillary and Her many many bags she is carrying Hillary Paul vs CLinton Explain?

    May 2, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  4. Christine

    The fact that the Paul vs Clinton trial is NEVER in the news should tell you all something about the power of the Clintons. They've got quite a few people by the b's. That should make all voters very nervous.

    May 2, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. C. Vandenberg

    Thank you sir, for stepping up and saving the country from the Hillary-McCain bush like gas tax plan.

    May 2, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. wwf

    I just love this. If it was an Obama supporter leaving for Hillary, they would be dancing in the streets. Seeing as how it is a Hillary supporter leaving, he is a piece of dirt. Either you are with me or you are against me. Well, guess what lady, I am against you. I am a 57, white male, who did not take offense to the bitter comment, nor the typical white man comment. Where is your flag pin, and everyone elses who are complainning about Obama not wearing his. Maybe people only wear it when it serves their purpose. I could care less about his pastor. He is not running for President. I have waited a long time for a candidate like Obama. I am not senile and know just as much,if not more about the game of politics than most of you here. If Hillary wins fair and square, then I will either vote for Hillary, or third partry. I will not vote for McCain like so many of the temper throwing children on these blogs.

    May 2, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. Sharon

    HELLO...
    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 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  8. KIRBY

    PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL SPEAK ABOUT REV WRIGHT, I CHALENGE YOU TO FIGHT FOR UNITY, REV WRIGHT SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF. DO YOU THINK HE HAD THOSE THOUGHTS 15-20 YEARS AGO?
    WITH AGE HE BECOMES AN EXTREMIST OF HIS RAGE AND ANGER
    HE HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE ANGERS, BUT NOT TO MISJUDGE AMERICA
    LET'S MOVE FORWARD AND VOTE FOR UNITY, CHANGE, FRATERNITY, LET'S PUSH OBAMA

    May 2, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  9. obama supporter

    KIM
    GET YOR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND, YOU WANT TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE NOTHING TO IT SO NO ONE CLICKES ON THE PETER PAUL SITE. WELL HE HAS A FRAUD SUIT AGAINST THE CLINTONS
    GET OVER IT OR MAYBE YOU SHOULD READ IT TO

    May 2, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. Get Real

    Super delegates are a joke. For all of you thanking them for their "support", just remember that they are taking power away from the people which equals politics as usual in my opinion. One man, one vote....period!

    May 2, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. Valerie

    If Pat Buchanon and Joe Scarborough is for Hillary, then you know something is up. The GOP wants Hillary to win, because they think Barack will be harder to beat.

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. Mary Can.

    Yes anon you are right. All over Canada bloggers talk about it. Can you imagine impeachment from day one for Hilary...
    Thanks Mr. Kirk you did the right choice

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. Stacy Clarks

    LET'S GO OBAMA

    WITH LOVE FROM THIS OBAMA MAMA!!!

    DEMOCRATS IN 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. kty

    Guess where Joe Andrew the person who jumped to Obama camp works?
    Joe Andrew who jumped ship to Obama.. guess where he work?

    He is a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP , a 700 member law firm. They gave over $75K to Obama.

    Here comes the money connection.

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. Jo Schmoe

    Who cares if Joseph Andrews endorses Obama! Nothing would convince me to vote for Obama. If he is the nominee, Hillary supporters will write her name on ballot or vote McCain.

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. Mike

    To all you NObama supporters who keeping stating: "Now, all we need is Edwards, and Obama is in..."

    You had better watch out, for he might support Clinton, either or, Edwards has lost his prestige.

    Now, if GORE endorses Senator Clinton, NObama is toast!

    Go Hillary!!!!

    Either or, NObama-Odumbo will not win the General election-too much controversy, the Republicans will squash him.

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  17. Matt

    C'mon Obama supporters. This Paul v. Clinton thing is not what this should be about. Talking about an undecided legal case should not be the basis for deciding the future president of the United States. This kind of political tactic Obama has come out against. I want him to be president as bad as the rest of you, but I want it to be done in a way that is honorable.

    Clinton supporters: What is up? You are going to vote for McCain if she loses? Obama and Clinton are closer idealogically than Clinton and McCain. If Obama loses, I will vote for Clinton. My values more closely resemble the two Democratic canidates than it does John McCain. Think about it. What are the reasons you want a canidate?

    May 2, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  18. Belle

    PS
    If you really are in a QUEST for TRUTH, why don't you just go to FACT CHECK and read about the case?

    Senator Clinton doesn't have to MAKE UP Drama about Obama...he manages to do that quite well, all on his own!

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  19. vic nashville,Tn

    Look back the Democratic party history
    When Joe Andrew ,Paul Kirk were Democratic National Committee Chairman we lost the presidential election
    Guess what will happen in 2008
    If Obama nominee Mc Cain will be the 44th President

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  20. joe

    welcome to the winning team. Let all your friend know what you did for your party and let them do the same thing. We love you man.

    08ama, 08ama, 08ama

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  21. Jack Walden

    Obama 08, 12, Huckabee 16, 20, Chelsey 24.....

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  22. David, Silver Spring, MD

    This is looking less and less like a struggle between two candidates and more and more like a struggle within the Democratic party over its own identity.

    The Democratic party will be reborn under Obama, with doors open for a new kind of political leadership, in which politicians return to the simple idea of serving the public. Those whose horizon has never extended beyond the next election will be moved out; those whose ideas never extended beyond the last poll will be shown the door.

    Want to lead this country? Only those who put the concerns of the people ahead of their own ambition need apply.

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  23. MPLA

    Way to go America, you are doing the right thing here!! Congrats Senator Obama and your hard working team. Change is needed – trust me America, with a courageous man like Obama the country is on the right track, and Internatioanlly the dented image will change.

    YES WE CAN !! OBAMA 08

    Ontario,Canada

    May 2, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  24. bringin the pain

    after tuesday this race will be over, barack hussein obama loses Indiana and he is toast and he will lose, he ran a average race but america and whites have figured out the loser

    May 2, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  25. Paul vs Clinton

    Media Must Report this case.. ED rendell is envolved.. CNN you are my fav source of information.. come on you have to.. or you will be a biased news station

    May 2, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
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