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. mollygonz

    JG..if you are female, say goodbye to your right to choose if McCain is elected. All these people who are so vindictive that if their candidate does not win the nomination, say they are voting for McCain. You better think twice about that. There is more than you in this world. There is a future at stake for our children. There is a war that needs to end and to vote for someone opposite because you are pissed off is so childish. The world is so much bigger than us. CNN probably won't post this. They rarely post my comments..but if they do, please think twice about what you are doing out of anger. I am for Obama but I simply won't vote if he is not the nominee. I won't vote for McCain out of spite. That will get us nowhere.

    May 2, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. No Longer 4 Obama

    Sean, One time maybe, BUT 4 TIMES!!! COME ON!

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. Anonymous

    Oh dear!!! I just watched some videos regarding the Paul v Clinton case. JUST SHOCKING! HELLO CNN! WAKE UP! All the media is focusing on how Barack Obama is loosing in the polls. Well if you don't cover this Clinton scandal how on earth are the blue collars in these states going to know about it. Please be fair balance. Thanks to all those in the blogs that are posting this information. It's all over the interenet. CNN you must be fair to the american people.

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. Richard Fitzwell

    I think we need to change the name to Clinton Network News.

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  5. IOWA Dem


    cover this.

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. Mr. Los Angeles

    This is good news. Quite surprised, but good news nonetheless.

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  7. Moses

    Cnn is very bia's, Cnn seems to be hired lap dogs of the clinton's. I find it un-real how they will take every chance to blow up the rediculous Rev Wright primary every primary, yet they will not even touch the Active Paul vs Clinton case which involves blatant fraud.

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  8. Dee

    Obama supporters, please step up your prayer for sen. Obama. We really need him in the White: he is a once in a life time candidate. Please let us not be moved by distractions and negativity. Can just rally around this man already and win back the white house!

    May 2, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  9. Sue, NY

    I think it's time more and more start coming out for Obama and shutting this down. Hillary has divided this party like know one can. She is running more and more and sounding more and more like a republican. The words out of her mouth sound like Bush.
    She is lying, pandering, aggressive and definately wrong for the country. She is sounding more like 4 more years of Bush than McCain. So if she should happen to steal the nomination then my choice becomes a choice between two republicans rather than a democrat or republican. And if that is the case I will choose the republican that has a little integrity left....McCain.

    May 2, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  10. ELGER

    TO Anon is a liar...

    The Article in WIKIPEDIA shows a criminal (PAUL) donating huge amounts to HILLARY's 2000 senatorial compaign to get a pardon
    from BILL,following a similar pattern as other criminal, Marc Rich.


    As the PAUL issue found its way to the Press. HILLARY stopped it,
    so that PAUL feels now cheated.

    The reason that OBAMA's campaign is not following up this is because it would damage to much the Democratic Party. Obviously.
    the GOP will use it should HILLARY be the candidate !

    And the MEDIA ?? As "BITTER IN TAXAS" states:
    "if they did, it would be the end of the Good Senator from New York, the primary would be over, and there would be No More News!"


    May 2, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. ladymary

    One liar (Paul) against the other (Clintons). Should be interesting. CNN report on Paul vs Clinton and, like in the Wright case, let America decide which side is right. I myself don't want to elect a president who may be convicted of fraud and sent to jail in their first term.

    May 2, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. Richard Grimes

    How come this news Paul v Clinton is not on the air. Why? If you have Rev. Wrights issue related to Senator Obama. Its only fair that the public know of the Clinton dealing. Why are you covering it up?

    May 2, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  13. Nodak

    Seems like Dean is trying to gather support to help himself out of this mess and manipulate the outcome.

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  14. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Three songs come to mind, and all of them by Queen:

    For Hillary: "Another one bites the dust".
    For Obama: "We will rock you".
    In November: "We are the champions."

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. Shirley

    Once again the DNC will probably nominate the weaker candidate and we're going to be stuck with John McCain. Obama is not strong but is a cult hero to the naive and he will not win a national election. It's not his minister that bothered me but the constant lies from Obama. It insults my intelligence to try to believe that in 20 years he never heard any of those sermons.

    And BTW TOM...anyone can file a lawsuit and make any claim they want, it proves nothing. Republicans are great at creating scandals where there are none, just wait till you see what they do to Obama.

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  16. Don from Canada

    CNN you know Fair is Fair – RIGHT !
    Your network has done so much talking and reporting about Rev. Wright where is the reporting on the Rev. William Procanick – the former Clinton pastor. He has been sentenced to three years in
    prison for inappropriately touching young girl at his home. Now that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s pastor has been convicted of child
    molestation, will we see the same furor directed at Hillary that Obama has had to endure these last few weeks?

    What about reporting the Paul vs. Clinton fraud case currently in court and how the judge has supressed the trial until after the November election.

    What about the story of Magnequench in Indiana, Hillary Clinton loves to tell the story about how the Chinese government bought a good American company in Indiana & laid off all its workers and moved its critical defense technology work to China. If she were president, Clinton says, she’d fight to protect jobs in Indiana. What Clinton never says is that the deal was approved by Bill Clinton's administration. Hillary once again thinks the Indiana voters have short memories. The plant was sold in 1995 and Billary actually approved the sale of the company. The Clinton campaign said she doesn't mention the role her husband played in the sale because it wasn’t relevant.

    Come on CNN report the real news after all Fair is fair !

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  17. Kamyar Khavajian

    Paul Kirk, Joe Andrew, Bill Richardson do believe that it is not possible to withdraw our troops from Iraq, therefore they want to put the very very weak Barack Obama in front of McCain so McCain could easily defeat him. I can give you my word of honor that if Obama becomes the democratic nominee, McCain will crush him in November of 2008. Hillary is much stronger than Obama, but democrats just claim that they want withdrawal of our troops from Iraq which is not realistic. Therefore they will pick weak Obama. By the way if McCain wins in November of 2008 then it means in the last eleven presidential elections, republicans have won 8 times, while democrats have won only 3 times. Shame on all of us democrats.

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  18. sky

    The sad thing is how long it is taking these people to stand up and support who THEY want to support. How they have to walk on egg shells so they dont upset the Clintons. . These super delegates need to stand up to the Clintons . They need not to be afraid anymore I especially applaud BIll RIchardson who did what he knew to be right in his heart.....rather than crumble under Clintons pressure. That takes a real honorable person who really loves this country to do that. But these people need to speed it up before we all die off.

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  19. Dee

    Obama supporters, please step up your prayer for sen. Obama. We really need him in the White: he is a once in a life time candidate. Please let us not be moved by distractions and negativity. Can just rally around this man already and win back the white house!

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  20. David, Kentucky

    I'm wondering the same thing. Why is the media blasting Obama with bad press and fueling the Wright issue while totally ignoring the lawsuit involving Hillary Clinton? Wolf Blitzer is one of the worst! He sounds like Hillary Clinton's campaign manager lately. Its no wonder Hillary's numbers are going up in the polls. The media doesn't want this to end. Their ratings are up as long as this primary goes on.

    May 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  21. PA (small town) for OBAMA

    OK Superdelegates...the rest of you need to come on down!!!

    CNN – why aren't you talking about the Paul vs Clintons? Everyone is else is. I thought you guys were the best news station. This should be breaking news!

    May 2, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  22. Moses

    People need to Unite, Cnn needs to practice fare journalism. We the people, demand an investigation into the Paul vs Clinton case NOW!!!

    May 2, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  23. Sure

    Wait until McCain gets a hold of Obama in the debates and rips him to shreds. It's a shame Obama can't think on his feet and is absolutely lost without his script right under his nose.

    May 2, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  24. Charles

    Thank you Paul Kirk for your support. Now lets unite and win back the Oval Office............. Democrats...........Listen up.... Lets support Obama

    May 2, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  25. Donj, NJ

    Democrats unite. O8ama or Hillary but NEVER McCain.

    Obama 08.

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