May 14th, 2008
12:45 PM ET
6 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.

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  1. Harry C

    Why has Clinton not introduced a Bill in the Senate to give Amercan's Gas Tax Relief?? The reason is she is all TALK and NO ACTION! Obama is after more meaningful relief ,not a temp fix. Obama is only 142 delagates form the nomination.. Time for some of you white uneducated whites to wake-up..!!! Clinton is not your answer. A vote for Clinton is a vote for McCain.

    May 14, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. Clinton News Network Fatigue

    Attention Clinton News Network–
    You are cruising for an equal time complaint!

    How many superdelegates did Obama pick up today? Gee, I don't know– you only report when Clinton picks up ONE superdelegate.

    May 14, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. jonny

    why weren't all the super delegates Obama got this morning mentioned??? CNN continually focuses on everything positive about Hillary, but ignores most positive things about Obama. Also, i noticed CNN trying to bring up the Wright "scandal" again because people have stopped talking about it. Pathetic.

    May 14, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. R.I.F.

    Paul May 14th, 2008 2:38 pm ET
    "America cannot be entrusted to him as a guinea pig for an experiement in the lab."
    ============================

    Hey HILLARY SUPPORTER,

    A Hillary supporter just called Obama a guinea pig. According to your rules of "I can't vote for Obama because his supporters are mean on these blogs" you now can't vote for Hillary either.

    BTW CNN,

    Can you at least give us one ticker per day naming the supers that Obama picked up that day? As soon as Hillary gets one you pop it up on the ticker faster than they can publically announce it.

    May 14, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. New York

    I hope African Americans are taking note of how the Democratic Party is only their party when it comes to asking for their vote.
    As you can see from these "rural" results, the Democrats also cater to bigots.

    May 14, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. MIKE

    Rebecca....take a chill pill....are you twelve?

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Abby

    ONE?! lol Cute :)

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Natalie, Aurora, Co

    How can you be so biased, CNN?! She piced one, but Obama piced today 3... Isn't this worth reporting?

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. MP-Pennsylvania

    Anonymous May 14th, 2008 2:45 pm ET

    CNN IS PROMOTEING CLINTON!!!!!!

    WON'T REPORT THE TWO SUPERDELEGATES OBAMA GOT THIS MORNING!!!!! BUT HEADLINES HILLARYS ONE. POST THIS ON EVERY BLOG YOU KNOW!!! I KNOW I AM!!!

    Further proof the media is boosting Clinton. They made a HUGE deal about WV but not ONCE with all the THESE Blowout Victories by OBAMA did they play them up and CRUSHING HILLARY.

    States & elections won with 60% or more of the vote:
    BARACK OBAMA:
    15 STATES + DC + VI
    * Virgin Islands (89.9%)
    * Idaho (79%)
    * Hawaii (76%)
    * Alaska (75%)
    * District of Columbia (75%)
    * Kansas (74%)
    * Washington (68%)
    * Nebraska (68%)
    * Minnesota (67%)
    * Colorado (67%)
    * Georgia (67%)
    * Illinois (65%)
    * Virginia (64%)
    * Maryland (62%)
    * North Dakota (61%)
    * Wyoming (61%)
    * Mississippi (61%)

    HILLARY CLINTON:
    2 States
    * Arkansas (70%)
    * West Virginia (67)
    --------------------

    Thanks,
    Those who say Obama can't win white states, what are wyoming, Kansas, Idaho, Minnasota, North dakota are?

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. Jack Walden

    "Vicky Harwell, said Clinton’s victory in West Virginia helped make her decision apparent."
    Huh??? And what happened in all other states have no bearings?
    Heck, with superdelegates like these, who needs Republican opposition!

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  11. Lynne

    Time magazine is hinting that Edwards is endorsing Obama soon!! And add to that there's been an Edwards siting in Michigan, where the big rally is tonight!!

    Yay!

    May 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Repub in FL

    NONE FOR CLINTON AND 26 FOR OBAMA SINCE MAY 9TH.........26 TO 0..........BAD SCORE FOR ANY GAME..........WHO THINKS THE DELEGATES FROM WVA MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE???

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. For the love of this independent

    To those who really think CNN is biased to one candidate. They have upset both sides equally. They have only one motive and that is to keep Clinton and Obama supporters at each other throats. And for all you educated Obama supporters, you seem to have many degrees but as much common sense as your less educated couterparts. When you look back on why the dems lost the election it won't be because of Hillary or Obama . it will be because of CNN.

    Who started all this racial divide CNN. Who ran Wright for 3 months CNN. Who overplayed hard working white american statements CNN. Who began labeling Hillary supporter uneducated CNN. Who is basing the whole nation views on states like WV and MS. CNN.

    There are two candidate that ran a hard fought campaign. Both want to end the war and both want to put money back into our country infrastructure. Both have made mistakes just trying to win. But neither are racist or elitist. Both Obama and Hillary supporters do their candidate a disservice.

    MSM 08

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. MIKE

    Hey ANONYMOUS.......how many of these will go DEM in the fall????? If McCain wins FL, MI, and OH.....all of these would be wiped out! Get a grip!

    May 14th, 2008 2:45 pm ET

    CNN IS PROMOTEING CLINTON!!!!!!

    WON'T REPORT THE TWO SUPERDELEGATES OBAMA GOT THIS MORNING!!!!! BUT HEADLINES HILLARYS ONE. POST THIS ON EVERY BLOG YOU KNOW!!! I KNOW I AM!!!

    Further proof the media is boosting Clinton. They made a HUGE deal about WV but not ONCE with all the THESE Blowout Victories by OBAMA did they play them up and CRUSHING HILLARY.

    States & elections won with 60% or more of the vote:
    BARACK OBAMA:
    15 STATES + DC + VI
    * Virgin Islands (89.9%)
    * Idaho (79%)
    * Hawaii (76%)
    * Alaska (75%)
    * District of Columbia (75%)
    * Kansas (74%)
    * Washington (68%)
    * Nebraska (68%)
    * Minnesota (67%)
    * Colorado (67%)
    * Georgia (67%)
    * Illinois (65%)
    * Virginia (64%)
    * Maryland (62%)
    * North Dakota (61%)
    * Wyoming (61%)
    * Mississippi (61%)

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. Time to move on

    CNN is the enemy of democrats,they are the one that has been dictating the tone of this primary of late.Already you know mathematically it is impossible for Hillary but you keep giving her a false hope and called her winning at WV as if that is the only state that matters,please people wake up.Dem unite behind OBAMA
    OBAMA 08

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. Rodriguez from NY

    1 against 26
    (that's all I've got to say).

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  17. D Taliga

    It was not enough Barak Obama peaked the popular vote pledge delgate and super.so from the bginning you was a hillary corrupted.

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  18. Natalie, Aurora, Co

    picked, sorry, my "K" is not working right

    May 14, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. bett myers

    Please tell me that people in Oregon are voting with Hilary,I couldn'e take another win for Obama.

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. No Hillary

    I am glad this drama will be really over on June 3rd.

    CNN please promisse not to report about this drunk woman at least after June 4th anymore when she is really forced to leave.... no drama anymore... doneeeeeeeeee..goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  21. Go Hillary.

    You Bo supporters are horrible and childish.

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. oil rules

    Rebecca -
    I also find it amusing that the hilbilly trailer trash of WV, as you refer to them, are the same people BHO is now trying to reach out to in the party. And you think Republicans are hateful and exclusionary??? Bet you won't find a republican making a statement like that.

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. 'Nuff Said

    For you enjoyment or perhaps help in understanding these blogs.

    I've compiled some of the most interesting terms and what I think
    their translation is (this list is far from exhaustive):

    Term(s): Meaning:
    loose, looser To not win, not a winner.
    women woman
    canidate one contesting for a party's nomination
    Democrate not a Republican
    ballet where one's vote is cast (dance with the stars?)
    there to belong to a group (often misinterpretted as their)
    their reference to a place
    ABCDE (ALL CAPS) I LOVE Hillary
    supports a supporter
    truely verily, verily
    strongest candidate one that can't win their party's primary
    most electable candidate with highest negatives
    BIAST showing favoritism
    devisive possessing the ability to split

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. Clinton News Network Fatigue

    Obama picks up several superdelegates, Clinton picks up one, and CNN only covers Clinton's one?

    Attention Obama supporters (and other patriotic Americans): this is too blatant. It is time to go to the FCC with an equal time complaint. If they get enough, they will have to penalize the blatantly biased Clinton News Network.

    May 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. Gebeorge Napalotino

    During the Clinton years, my conservative firends used to refer to CNN as the Clinton News Network. Regretfully, and given the clear anti-Obama bias that CNN folks like Lou Dobbs, Campbell Brown, etc. have been exhibiting lately, I am regretfully turning away from CNN. Please, please, just report the news!!! For example, you report that Hillary won one superdelegate today but completely ignored the two that Obama has won. What is wrong with you?

    May 14, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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