May 9th, 2008
12:19 PM ET
7 years ago

Another superdelegate for Obama

(CNN) - Barack Obama picked up another superdelegate Friday, narrowing Hillary Clinton's advantage to three.

Democratic National Committee Member Ed Espinoza formally endorsed Obama, saying he has "the character to lead our great nation."

“I am endorsing Barack Obama today because throughout this process I have seen him show a judgment and character that we need in our next president," he said in a statement released by the campaign. "From day one he opposed the Iraq war and has a plan to end the war in a responsible way and bring our sons and daughters home."

Espinoza is a former supporter of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential bid.


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  1. Low

    Ok.. Now after everything being said.. endorsments.. superdelegates..electability...Why is the artilce on Paul v Clinton CNN?

    May 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Bernard Shelton

    Where are Paul Begala and James Carville?

    May 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. to CNN

    Congratulations to Obama
    To Cnn, The ticker is no dought popular, i visit over ten times a day.
    It would be nice though if i could quote a post and respond to it that way there is more interactivity between the users posting similiar to a forum but not quite that sophisticated. I like the simpilicty of this blog

    May 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. WELCOME BROTHER

    Welcome to the Obama Nation Ocean....

    Please jump right in...

    The water is fine.

    USA for Obama

    May 9, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Common Sense

    It is over!!! Please exit gracefully. Let's heal and concentrate on McBush. I believe we will find a way to seat MI and FL in the convention and that will be discussed end of May so what is the problem......BTW- Why did Billary reject MI's proposal? She wants "more delegates"? Please.............enough!!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Steve

    I guess being friendly with a known terroist and a racist pastor shows excellent judgement and character.

    May 9, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Legal Diva

    Michelle from Colorado: I thought you said you were not a racist? Read your post again.

    Racism is a term that has been thrown around loosely over this last 18 months of this campaign. I have but one question. Have those who are so quick to call any black American racist able to READ and comprehend the definition of a racist ? I dare say you don't and to use the term so loosely against a race of people who have been systematically held down is irresponsible, reckless and tells more about you than you realize. There is more hate on these blogs to fill HELL!

    To say that blacks are racists makes the person spewing that garbage from their mouths look stupid and incompetent. When have you EVER been considered 1/5th human? It's a mind set that have been long ingrained in many people that is fundamentally flawed and down right un-Christian like.

    I appreciate, any and all AMERICANS, who have the wherewithal to examine things for themselves. I appreciate any AMERICAN who demonstrates the "testicular fortitude" needed to stand up for all people.

    How and why would a black who was considered 1/5th human conjure up the ability to think their race is better than the white race when it has been proven time and time again that we don't think we are superior or no less inferior.

    Look at yourselves- hard-and realize that superiority is ingrained in your psyche. In your minds, blacks, Latinos, Jews, etc would never be as good as the "poorest gutter trailer park white trash" looking for a $5 trick! The truth hurts- but so did that WHIP!

    Get a grip! To call another black racist just "un-masks" how racists some of you really are!

    TO the Hanoi Hillary Supporters who have stated they will not vote for Barack, really ask yourselves WHY? If it's on the issues and you can substantively and intelligently express yourself about them– I may give you credit- but only for a second. Hanoi Hillary and Barack's platforms are more aligned with each other than Johnny McShames.

    SO if you truly intend to vote for any one other than Barack- is that logical? Don't cut off the nose to spite your face. You will hurt us all in the long run!

    TO the trifling Republicans intent on spreading discourse- be careful. Karma is a B*&ch! No one spreads more hate than you! And the God I serve will sit in judgment of you on judgment day!

    TO every logical free thinking American who refuse to jump on the bandwagon with the sheep, and who believe that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL in every sense of the word-thank you for sticking to your guns- WE MAY JUST HAVE A CHANCE!

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Obama 08 / 12

    Why on the same ticket ?What a stupid idea .
    Put yourself in Obamas place would you pick Hillary haven't we seen and heard enough of her.
    Wouldn't you like Bill in the shadows every time you turn .
    He has a world of excellent choices to choose from does he need to pick Hillary to please others .
    He needs someone he can work with that benefits him and he chooses .
    Very tired even looking at the Clintons /Bushes lets have some new faces /ideas.
    Clinton /Bush have dominated the place far to long.

    Obama /Richardson 08

    May 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Nathan

    So, let's get this straight. Obama does not have necessary delegates
    to secure the nomination and Hillary should just quit because she can't overtake him. If she would do what so many of the Obama crybabies would ask she would do a disservice to all that support her. Obama babies like to whine about the delegates (both pledged and super) should vote what their constitiuents want. But that only applies when the Clinton camp says that each delegate should use independant judgment. The Obama babies certainly don't pipe up and whine when the recieve super delegates froma state Clinton has won. I am a life long Democrat and come from a family of generations of lifelong Democrats and I will never vote for Obama. He is a whiner, he has no backbone, and McCain who I don't like but certainly respect will eat him for lunch. Leave it to us Democrats to screw this 'perfect' election up. No Obama EVER !!!

    May 9, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Caroline

    To Maria -overseas – Thank you for your wonderful uplifting blog.

    May 9, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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