May 15th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama picks up four more superdelegates

(CNN) – Barack Obama picked up four more superdelegates Thursday, his campaign announced.

Washington Rep. Jim McDermott, California Rep. Henry Waxman, California Rep. Henry Berman and Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen will all cast their superdelegate votes for the Illinois senator.

Waxman and Berman both have ties to the Clintons, and many of their prominent supporters in California are supporters of Hillary Clinton.

The CWA said Thursday that Cohen's endorsement is a personal one and does not signal an endorsement by the union, which decided last year that it would not back a candidate. In a Thursday release, the union said that decision would be re-visited at its June convention.

According to CNN's estimate, Obama now has 291 superdelegates to Clinton's 274.


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soundoff (389 Responses)
  1. mya, Obama

    YAY!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Derrick in Houston, TX

    Clintons house is being tore down one superdelegate at a time. Do you see the "change in the tide" Sen Clinton??

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. janey

    All of these big wheel politicians and Obama still cannot put away the "pantsuit lady"? What will the DNC do next to try and sabotage the vote? Millions of people disenfranchised and the DNC thinks we will vote "democratic" in the fall? Drink some more of that kool-aid, Dean, Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi. We will be voting for the best candidate and it isn't Obama.

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  4. Tex

    The flood gates are opening as the superdelegates come over to Obama! Only 137 delegates to go.

    Obama/Edwards 08 and 12

    May 15, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. Scott Hughes ATL

    You know,

    It's getting pretty difficult for Clinton supporters to keep bashing all the endorsements that Obama is getting. It seems to me that some of these endorsements gave Clinton every opportunity (including some opportunties that sane people thought were pretty rediculous) before they endorsed Obama.

    You can't really argue with the judgement of any one of these 4 mentioned.

    After a while, people that argue for Clinton, saying that she's the best candidate just begin to look and sound foolish...

    I suppose I'd be pretty upset if my candidate was losing too, but make no mistake, she IS losing and losing badly. Most would say she's lost already.

    Then you say you'lll burn the house down (vote for Mccain) rather than let someone else have it???

    Most of you are parents right? Well you'd be burning the house down with your children inside. All because you refuse to face reality. This makes me wonder about Clinton herself, if these are the types of supporters she attracts...

    May 15, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. beans, belize C.A

    Well i guess Barack Obama has locked up the Democratic nomination. I wonder when Hilliary Clinton will concede.

    May 15, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. pam Eugene OR

    Fantastic! We are almost out of room on the train.

    May 15, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    I'd hate to be Bill Clinton right now, with that screechy voice around me...

    ...ugh.

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. Ed from VA

    I sincerely hope that HRC & Co. can see this very vivid writing on the wall! Time to throw in the towel !! The fat lady has already finished singing!

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Richard (from Puerto Rico)

    Music to my ears, I am living history evolving and taking its place for centurys' and milleniums to come. Its, past time that the American people come together as one, the USA, is the sum, the sum of its people united as one. This will, make us stronger, united we win, diveded we all loose. Just think about it, (like Congressman Luis Gutierres would say) That is a fact, no myth.

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Dia Akin

    Its a wrap for Clinton. How much more evidence does she need?

    Sadly for her and her supporters, they CONTINUE to cling to this notion that they're ahead in the popular vote, which they are not. They STILL feel like tthere's SOME loophole that will grant Clinton the nomination, which there is not. She's STILL blasting Obama about certain things and has the AUDACITY to think that she deserves to be on his team after all of that? I can't see it.

    If he accepts her, he'll definitely lose my support. You can't tear someone to shreds and attempt to ruin their credibility and then extend a hand of friendship after you've realized you can't have what they earned, so now you want to play on their team.

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Michael, an indepedent

    Yes , it is important for Obama to get more superdelegates, but what is most important for the Democrats is to heal the deep rift that currently exists between Clinton and Obama supporters.

    Democrats: Do not underestimate the deep divide that exists between the Clintoncrats and the Obamacrats.

    If the CNN blogs (and other blogs) truly reflect the hostility within the Democrat party, I'm afraid the Republicans may get back into the White House.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. Mike

    Numbers don't scare Hillary. Her ego can't be measured in such mundane numbers.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  14. wdc

    More and more people making the right decision. Do not ever think you can trust Hillary.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  15. Mark

    The party is over as Obama sings...Obama 08 and 12

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  16. kim portland, oregon

    we love you, President Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for getting our country out of the ditch the repugs steered us into and back on track to being a world leader again in many many areas!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  17. mitchell from arkansaw

    awesome!!!democrats are uniting!get on board,hillary!we want you and your supporters to join this movement!we even want bill!

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  18. richard

    These guys were getting worried that they would be labeled racists if they did not get on board. Whew that was close.

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  19. OMG

    YAY! THis is great news! It really is time for the superdelegates to weigh in on the primary race. I'm glad to see they are beginning to do so!

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. JM

    Well, Alright !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. USAF Sr. Airman

    HOOAH!!

    Go Obama!

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. Lou

    This is why I love Biden! I love his style! Great Great Response for once!

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  23. Kaire Richards

    Go OBAMA, GO OBAMA we believe in you. You have recgnized that this country need healing on both sides the blacks and the whites. YOU have the POWER to do so. GO my brother GO the time is NOW.

    GOD is on your side. I know he has spoken to me.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  24. Toyin,Austria

    We are a winner. Go home hillary, the game is up. You've tried as a woman, don't do more damage. Support in winning come Novernber, and we will see what to do concerning your case. YES WE CANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  25. Jay

    Nice to know SDs aren't fooled by Clinton's antics and misrepresentations of the truth.

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
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