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. Indy Voter

    Great! Keep 'em coming!!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. D Taliga

    God Bless you .all whom love Amerca ,and America.
    It time to stop corrupted Hillary whom jis willing to kill American in wars,and to change colors like cammeron just to get nommination,and be persident.American dont trust this lady whom supported the war in Iraq 30,000 wounded and killed and trillion of your Dollers she made the right judgment for you.think

    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. tigerakabj

    Keep 'em coming cousins. Let's start focusing on McCain. McCain's complaining how President Obama said that he was losing his bearings in relation to policy. Boo freakin' hoo.

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

    You know, when Obama loses the election, it will be MORE egg upon his face than anything that Senator Clinton has said or done.

    He will get THAT FAR, and HAVE BATTLED SO MUCH, simply to have McCain pull the rug from beneath him.


    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. barocky n bullclinton

    Only 4 way from a tie..Hillary needs to give it up, if for anything at all just to save face.

    May 9, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Edu Minnesota

    I think this is the time for the superdelegates to decide this election. Continuos silence does no good to the party. Those endorsement are good for Obama.

    May 9, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  7. Obama supporter

    West Virginia wake up and join the love train!! woo hoo!!

    Obama 08'

    May 9, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  8. Texas

    Why does your headline not read "Clinton Picks up 5 New Superdelagates"?

    May 9, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  9. andy

    Give it up Obama.

    May 9, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |

    Obama congrats on the super delegates

    i wanted to make a comment about Hillary's lead in WV, but as usual CNN doesnt let you make comments that are negative about Hillary.

    Let me put it this way Hillary, what are you going to do for WV?

    \Nothing except Lies, you couldnt help WV, my family is from there and its a disgrace that you are lieing to those people from that great state, those hillbillys will realize your lies soon.....

    May 9, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Julie mn

    I missed the poll comment ,so I just wanted to note that we know they cant be trusted, and now we know that zogby polls are behind obama. He has put his people in place long before this primary. Howard dean the head of the DNC disenfranchising almost 3 million voters for obama, the msm for whatever their political ties are behind Obama, and Hillary is still, not done and can beat Mccain in November.

    The Democratic party is no more!
    It is really the Obama party as in those against America! Hence Dean from Vermont(the state that doesnt want to BE part of the U.S) Has played dirty pool from day one!
    The Obama supporters are all wishy-washy and anybody they like today, they can hate tommorrow!

    I also believe as a new Republican, so far ? this is still a free country
    A dem who has voted 25 yrs dem, then to have our own party slap us in the face for their own corrupt political takeover is a disgrace. And the Obama supporters calling us names, well, they are probably first time voters, who are only voting on color not facts.
    So I have NO problem crossing over, I vote on the facts and issues!

    May 9, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  12. Torch

    Hillary is the only hope for our Country against the tyranny of the big Oil companies. Obama is in their pockets. He even has some their execs running his campaign offices. Hillary scares the hell out of big money interests because she not only can give power back to the people, she WILL. We need a powerful leader and fighter, because if we're the change we've been waiting for – well, looking at our current state and realizing we've been here all along – we're in deep trouble, because we're not being listened to.

    Super delegates, Voters, please go read Hillarys life, her voting record – you'll see she's the one who brings change as a result of ACTION. Compare it to Obama's life and voting record – his is mostly inaction and hyperbole – and when it's come time to vote, he's been mia for his constituents, or votes and legislates to appease his big corporate backers.

    Anyway, Obama will not beat McCain. Hillary will.

    Hillary in '08!

    May 9, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Sam

    I still think that Hillary would make a better president. If Obama is election, and I mean if, McCain I feel will become our next president, all we will hear from the Obama camp is everything that is directed to him or his administration will be in a racist tone and they will make everything a black issue (or they will take it that way).

    May 9, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. Erika Shaw

    It is time for Hilary to bow out of the race and start supporting Obama against McCain. Her staying in the race appears to me that her first interest is in her goal to occupy the White House rather than to make things better for the American people. Her strong support of Obama
    would strengthen the position of the democratic party tremendously and bring around any hesitant voters.
    The sooner this happens the better of we are.

    May 9, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  15. Ratgurl

    Bring on the Republicans!!!!!! We're about to make a HUGE change to American politics!!!

    May 9, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Tandeka

    Give Hillary all the delegates in West Virginia – All 28 of them. By the way, does anyone but me notice that in all the hype CNN stories about her big lead in West Virginia, they always fail to mention we are talking about 28 delegates. Give them all to her!!


    May 9, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. paul Christian truck driver

    Hillary has it right. White American have been voting for Obama under the misunderstaning that he was a unifier. After listening to Wright it is clear that he has been attending a black racist church for 20 years
    The first time Obama heard Wrights racist rants and didn't leave, he became a racist. How many of you would have stayed and listened to this hatred for white people, our nation and the Children of Israel?
    I have never voted for a racist and I don't care what colour of skin they have, it is wrong. I hope the Democrats lose. 60% of white Democrats in North Carolina voted against Obama. If one adds in the white Republicans the actual number of those voting against Obama will be about 85%. He will lose and I'm glad.

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Poor supers

    The Superdelegates are trying to save the democratic party. They need to unite behind Obama- but just like the people, they already know that he can barely win the nomination of the liberal party, much less carry the GE.

    They know that he can not win in Nov. The same democratic party mistake- nominate the least electable left wing elitist and hope to carry the democratic base and the conservative half of the country.

    The mistakes were made by the DNC in pushing Obama on the people. Winning the caucus states means nothing- only a handful of people get to vote and count as if hundreds of thousands got to vote. the people who could not participate in caucus were Clinton supporters.

    The unfairness of this primary and with the hateful tactics of the hopeful uniter- will lose the election for Obama.

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. Jannelle, Boston

    All you super delegates and back woods whites from West Virginia cas kiss my Black a%#!!! Our time has come. Barack will be President despite all you rascist slander. If Barack don't get the nomination no Black people are gonna vote for Hillary no how!!

    Obama '08 Baby

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Venus

    I love this game!!!

    This is a nice way to shut the Clintons DOWN and close the doors to the White House!

    So while Hillary is out there begging for more debates – the superdelegates are coming Obama's way!

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. fairandstraight

    Why are the Superdelegates playing with Sen. Clinton? As long as they give her an ouce of encouragement, she will dig her heels deeper in this race. By the time it's all over with, Sen. McCain will be sitting up in the oval office without a clue about anything other than keeping the war in full force.

    I think the DNC should really take a long look at the superdelegates in the future. CNN reported that one of them are trying to sell his vote for twenty million dollars. Since when does it take millions to get people registered vote. I register people all the time and it's free. All it cost is a little time.

    Obama 08

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Doug, West Virginia

    Hillary meet us in WV.

    It's over Babe

    May 9, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Geo

    OBAMA 08! The gap is closing in on Clinton and we will be ahead in everything.

    May 9, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Allen deLuca - Florida


    May 9, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  25. shaun

    RIP clinton era.......

    May 9, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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