May 9th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Three more supers for Obama

(CNN) - Barack Obama picked up another three more superdelegates Friday afternoon.

Hawaii Rep. Mazie Hirono, South Carolina Democratic Party Vice Chair Wilber Lee Jeffcoat, and New Mexico add on delegate Laurie Weahkee all announced they are backing the Illinois senator.

CNN has also confirmed five new superdelegates for Clinton, though they all endorsed the New York senator before the primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. The latest announcements for Obama narrow Clinton's lead in superdelegates to four. At the year's start, she led by more than 100 superdelegates.

(Updates with New Mexico superdelegate)

soundoff (194 Responses)
  1. Zoey

    We don't need a flood, only a hard drizzle. I will take it. Go Obama !!

    May 9, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Shelly from WI

    talk about an ego and being self-centered. I really believe it's not about the people but about Hillary. SHE wants to be President for herself. ah yuck, politics again.

    May 9, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. henry z

    people will realize that only Mrs Clinton can win over John M, we are voting for CEO of country not moive start

    May 9, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  4. Fonzi, an independent.

    The race is getting boring. It's high time the superDs ended it.

    May 9, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. Taylor, OH

    Thank you Mams & Sirs. This will be my first time voting and I am most facinated with how Obama is able to reach over fine lines to bring us together. Obama for 2008!

    May 9, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. Rom,NY

    I don't get it CNN !!
    Before the update with the newest super delegate from New Mexico, you stated that the Clinton's lead was 4, so after the update is supposed to be 3 not 4 !!!

    May 9, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  7. ace

    Wow...This is lovely....

    May 9, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Old & White


    May 9, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. manny t

    Its all over Obama will win this, and McCaine just better get his facts right. This November we will all crown Obama. President Elect Obama. Yes We Canm, Yes we Will, America for Obama..

    May 9, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. R. Squibbs

    It makes sense, right?

    Obama leads in the popular vote; in number of states won; and in pledged delegates. He'll lead in superdelegates by Monday, and the race is over.

    I keep wondering about the logic behind Clinton's, and her supporters', repeated declarations that Clinton is the stronger candidate, with the broadest base of support.

    If that were true, why is she losing in the popular vote, in the number of states won, and in pledged delegates? Her, and her supporters', claims don't make sense, which is why the superdelegates are now going over to Obama. It's very simple.

    Let's unite behind the nominee and defeat McCain in the fall.

    May 9, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. J

    bye bye hillary!

    May 9, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Erica

    Yeah for Obama!

    May 9, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. SlimSista



    May 9, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. A True black American for Hillary

    American media is runing crazy .There are a lot of people that are very cray in this contry , the first is the useless , worthless and a brutish media . your support for Obama will finally destroy the DNC. I will ever in my life regret being a member of this good for nothing party . I am finally going away for ever from this useless party it is filled up senseless people like Pelosi etc .

    May 9, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  15. Yes!

    Kepp them coming! Keep them coming!

    May 9, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. J.L.

    This is pretty much the beginning of the end of Clinton's 2008 Presidency run. Superdelegates switching is the final nails on the coffin. Hopefully Hillary Clinton will exit gracefully. And for those who might label those who switch as traitors and Judas and so on... You fail to see the forest from the trees. Hillary has NO chance to get the nomination now (and if you don't see that now, I'd suggest brushing up on your math). These superdelegates see the big picture, which is trying to beat McCain. The earlier that Obama can start on the general election race, the better of a chance he will have... I wish people would stop being so petty and not forget the last 8 years of rule under Bush...

    May 9, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    With the amount of Superdelegates Obama has gotten in the last 48 hours, who cares about West Virginia!

    Next up: John McCain


    May 9, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  18. ferris_b

    That is awesome... but why weren't Hillary's new delegates get a story?

    Oregon For Obama

    May 9, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  19. Venus

    YES! WE!!! CAN!!!!

    Way to go Obama!

    Wait a second – is Hillary camp talking about the SD she got from NC Gov. Easley and IN???

    H,ah,aha,aha isn't it funny how Hillary camp is trying to hide behind superdelegates she has already gotten? Shame on them! Still trying to fool us! I guess it really looks bad if you had 100 superdelegates before the race started and now... the rookie is leading in superdelegates!!!

    Man, oh man! I got to go back to Obama's home page and count how many he got for the past two weeks!

    Yes!! Thank you – keep them coming!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  20. Donj, NJ

    Wow. it's over! finito, done deal, c'est fini. Mme Clinton ne peut rien faire maintenant. Elle ne fait que depenser tout son argent. Obama pour la vie.

    May 9, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. I. SMITH


    May 9, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. Dina Phila., Pa

    Can someone please tell me why are the superdelegates reconfirming their support for Hillary Clinton? Is this just out of loyalty or is it from the crushing vice grip the machine has on their windpipe? It is as clear as the rings around Saturn, she has lost this contest. Even Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles can see that Barack Obama is our Democratic Nominee!

    May 9, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Tommy In Oregon

    Hoping the party starts to unite. Still seeing some disturbing blogs here. Reference made by Cincy Nurse earlier to Obama picking up more Supers, stating "Oh Look, they're Black". WOW!!!!

    I'm pretty sure that although a portion of his 16,500,000 popular votes came from African Americans, there are still many other votes included as well. Although some of his 268 super Delegates are African American, many are not. Let's come together, and stop being devisive amongst one another.

    May 9, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  24. For Hillary even if she contests as an INDEPENDENT

    Whatever. Good for him. At no cost will I vote for him, neither will my wife. Our priorities remain the following

    1. Hillary Clinton as a Democrat
    2. Hillary Clinton as an independent
    3. McCain or any Republican
    4. We will simply not vote.

    Hillary '08 . Its that simple..

    May 9, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  25. Media Blackout May 15th

    Someone tell the Gimmick Candidate Carl Rove is on the phone, he has something to tell her.

    From what I heard, the GOP dumped Hillary after Tuesday. They thanked her for her hard work and how she followed their every instruction but they declined her membership application to the GOP party, they called her a JUDAS 😮

    Hillary Clinton, The Gimmick candidate
    Bill and Hillary, The Gimmick Family
    Do and Say Anything "08 😀

    May 9, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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