May 14th, 2008
12:45 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton picks up a superdelegate, but still lags behind

Hilary Clinton picked up another superdelegate Wednesday.
Hilary Clinton picked up another superdelegate Wednesday.

(CNN)— Fresh off of her victory in West Virginia, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton picked up her first superdelegate endorsement since last week.

Vicky Harwell, president of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women said Clinton’s victory in West Virginia helped make her decision apparent.

“Hillary’s decisive victory in West Virginia is the latest evidence that she is the strongest candidate to take on John McCain and win back the White House,” Harwell said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign. “Hillary has the plans, leadership and experience to deliver real results as president.”

This is Clinton’s first superdelegate nod since May 9, while Democratic rival Barack Obama has seen a wave of 26 superdelegate endorsements in the past week. With 2,025 delegates needed to clinch their party’s nomination, Clinton has 1,718 and Obama has 1,884 according to the latest CNN estimates.

soundoff (470 Responses)
  1. DoneWithDems

    Congratulations and hang in there Hill. Go all the way baby!!!

    McCain/08

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. Kristi, Chino Hills, CA

    Blind leading the blinder!!

    It's scary to see that super delegates are now going over to Hillary. It's scary because either they can't add or not intelligent enough to know there's no way she can win.

    Do we really want those kinds of people leading us???

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Melanie

    Do we really want and trust a President whose voters are non-college educated people? Does this mean she can fool them with low information and lies?

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Spectacles

    Are you gonna report the new Obama super delegates?
    How about the FEC endorsements?
    Only Obama gets the economic endorsements but you never report them?
    Why not?

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Greg Pa

    she is still going to loose.

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. fineweather

    Clinton is more electable than any other in the General Election.

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. Sarah

    Everyone is so rude. Really evident that ure the kind of TRAS* supporters Obama has. I'm sorry Hillary you're too beautiful and good for these people....Dont waste youre time...move on!

    Hillary 08-forever

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Jackson

    Lisa: It's not as if you get your $30 all at once. You go to the pump once a week over the course of 12 weeks. You'll walk away from the pump (provided the oil companies don't raise prices to match profit loss through the scheme) with an extra $2.50 on average. If $2.50 is breaking your weekly budget, you need to do re-evaluate your finances.

    May 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. from CT

    Didn't Obama pick up superdelegate's this morning, I heard about it everywhere I'm surprised it's not here. I think in the mornings there's some biast reporting going on...this is sad because I used to think CNN is above this...

    May 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. NickNasc

    I am not even going to say it. I don't need to. Enough people see this Blatant push for Clinton by CNN. I am glad I changed my homepage CNN has been bought.

    May 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Sue in CT

    Hillary reminds me of mean ol' Scar in the Lion King – slick, sly and sleazy – anything goes for the Queen of the Jungle.

    May 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. N.

    Where is the news about Barack's 3.5 superdelegates today, CNN? Why the news block on that information?

    May 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Rob

    Hillary 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. simon

    Please NObama and Michelle "Obama-rosa" in the white house!

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Mary

    She will never defeat John McCain and to put her back in the White House would be the biggest mistake of all times. If she goes the female interns should be off limited.

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. Dana in north Carolina

    Congrats to her for that, but where is mention of Obama's new supers today plus other endorsements? Is this how the media really behaves?

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. Punisher

    No worries, JFK went to the convention over 200 delegates behind and become the nominee for the Democratic Party. Superdelegates CAN endorse and WITHDRAW their endorsement anytime they wanted , they will VOTE DURING the CONVENTION and that's what COUNTS – their vote during Convention in Denver.

    Those endorsements are just that ENDORSEMENT, it will NOT count until they cast their vote during the convention.

    Sooooooooo....... don't get too excited with endorsements, even pledged delegates can change, the word "pledged" speaks for itself.

    I thought you people are "educated"......I guess not!

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Kelley

    Congratulations Mrs. Clinton, your supporters are tenacious. I am personally an Obama fan, but also a democrat, and a woman

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. Stacy Clarks

    DEMOCRATS UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  20. no Obama

    CNN,

    Obama cannot win swing states. He totally ignored WV. He thinks he has got the nomination already. I don't know how superdelegates are endorsing him? Without swing states we cannot win general election. Democratic party will coomit suicide if they nominate Obama.

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. kathy

    There are 21 stories on the Political Ticker.....11 are about Clinton, 9 mention both and only 1 about Obama...with no mention of the superdelagates he picked up today!!! How biased is that? CNN you have done a disservice to the viewing public this entire primary season.

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  22. Honestlady

    I just don't get it. How is Hillary in a better position to beat John McCain in the general election when she can't even win the democratic nomination?????!!!??!! Wouldn't the person who is actually winning the democratic nomination be in a better position to beat John McCain in the general????????

    May 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. michael in Seattle

    What else do you expect from CNN (Clinton news network)

    May 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. joann

    Wow Jane in NC – you have some deep rooted problems – your comment sound really uncalled for. If you don't like a candidate just say nothing instead of your Reveran Wright crap. Wow – you scare me.

    May 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. MP-Pennsylvania

    Bo
    I agree. She is strong, but does not know where to use it and when to use it. If Dems don't get White House this november, it is because Hillary misused her strength to destroy the party.

    May 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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