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. matt from Albany

    I will remember this primary as the real reason why democrats never win… they are a bunch of spoiled brats!!!

    WAAAAHHH, Hillary isn’t going to win, so as a woman I am going to vote for macain….. even though I will lose the biggest right of a female, the right of choice.

    How backwards and stupid must you be to vote republican because in a year when possibly 3 judges on the bench will be leaving their office???

    I will remember this as the year that the Clinton’s lost their sense of entitlement. And Bravo for that!

    May 9, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. rose

    Hill, get on board. the train is leaving.

    May 9, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Vince Foster

    More great news for Hillary Clinton!!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Mark Anthony - Lake Elsinore, CA

    The delegates that support Clinton are loyal to her, even though, they know she won't get the nomination and there will be HELL to pay if they switched. Look how they treated Richardson, he was loyal to Bill he didn't have to support Hillary.

    May 9, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. nganga,Austin TX

    Just like the rest of us,the Superdelegates follow the MOMENTUM.

    May 9, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  6. L.W. Johnson

    I see where Jack M. threw up the question of offering Hillary the second position ????...............................If that were to happen, How long do you think Barrack would stay in 1st position? Does anyone remember Vince Foster?

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. kili kina

    Hillary Clinton can do what no one else, since Richard Nixon, did for the county: make 90% of U.S. citizens happy by going away. That is the benefit of a negative positive poll ranking, which she spent her entire life earning, the hard way (with good old fashioned bad behavior for decades). Bill Clinton's arrogance knows no bounds: he thought he could deliver the white house to his shrew wife!

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Obama

    Give it up Obama. You don't have what it takes to win the general election.

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Good Grief

    Excellent news. This will be finished quickly and then McCain can be addressed.

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Yoly Ejanda

    If Hillary looses, I will abstain from voting this coming general election. I shall instead wait for Chelsea. This first family gave us their best. I know that should Chelsea choose to run for office someday she too will possess the dedication to give her very best just like her parents and therefore will deserve nothing less when it comes to my vote.

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. kani


    OBAMA 08/12

    May 9, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. sheryl

    The Train is about to take off!!!!!!!!!Thanks guys please keep coming, lets get this over with......Unite

    May 9, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. Clinton´s Man

    Dear Hillary,

    I will like to congratulate you on the historic race, but it´s time to call it off, this is a 2 way game, either you loose or you win, at the moment, the game is not in your favor,I am not going to be bias as other supporters but i will rather tell you the truth.The game is offer Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Thank you.

    May 9, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. Jim

    More fuzzy math for Hillery

    May 9, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. Dani

    So what, he can't win the general election....the race that really would make a difference.

    May 9, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Michael from Seattle

    If 5 superdelegates endorsed before Tuesday's vote then how can they be "new"? Were they just squirreled away or something?

    May 9, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. Joyce

    Happy Mother's day Hilary. Whatever happens, I for one am very proud of you. You would make a great President.

    CNN please post this.

    May 9, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. Donna

    I wonder how many general election votes Obama will receive after all of Hillary's supporters either do not vote at all, or vote for McCain. I am a Democrat who will vote Republican in November if Obama is on the general election ticket. It would be another four more years of mistakes and poor judgment either way, so since this race turned racist, I'd rather give my vote to McCain and will.

    May 9, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Matt Hardeman

    wow. the democratic elite grab onto the obama balloon. shocking.

    If obama doesnt offer clinton the VP slot i will personally be furious.

    why should i vote for a man who talks and talks and talks about 'uniting' people when he's not even willing to reach out so far as to offer clinton the VP slot?

    it will be his single act of hypocrisy yet. I'm a lifelong democrat. But at least McCain's showed more respect to Clinton than the obamacists… I WILL vote for mccain if obama messes this up. So will millions like me. He's hard enough to get elected as it is, without infuriating every last person who voted for clinton.

    You've been warned, Obama people.

    May 9, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |


    May 9, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. RickytheGriff

    It's time to back Obama and end the eight years of darkness that the Republicans have put us through.

    We must be united in this. If not, our children will suffer in needless wars overseas.

    May 9, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Kristina

    LOL....they are trying to stave him off lol. Give the man credit where it is due; it's over.

    May 9, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. James

    Whoo hoo... Keep them coming. You are already the presidential nominee.

    May 9, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. Norm

    It ain't over til it's over

    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. Dale Wise

    This will be over before we know it. Finally.

    Time for all you whining, sour-grapes Clintonites to get real and get behind the democratic nominee.

    If you're really going to vote McCain over Obama, then you were probably going to vote McCain all along anyway – or you live in a republican stronghold so your vote is moot anyway.

    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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