May 23rd, 2008
03:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Two more Edwards delegates switch to Obama

Edwards endorsed Obama earlier this month.
Edwards endorsed Obama earlier this month.

(CNN) – Two more pledged delegates who previously supported John Edwards have announced their support for Barack Obama, CNN has confirmed.

PolitickerNH.com first reported that State Sen. Peter Burling and Deborah Bacon-Nelson announced their decision Friday morning.

Three of New Hampshire’s four pledged delegates have now switched to Obama since the former presidential candidate’s decision to back the Illinois senator’s presidential bid. New Hampshire delegate Joshua Denton switched his support the day after Edwards endorsed Obama.

Nationwide, 12 of Edwards 19 delegates have now decided to support Obama, including six of Edwards' pledged delegates in South Carolina and three from Iowa.

Obama currently has 1,969 delegates to Clinton's 1,779 in CNN's official count.

soundoff (209 Responses)
  1. Realistic

    Obviously they have been drinking the koolaid, those crazy mindless Obamabots. They would have known better if just they were poorly educated bitter old feminists living in trailers in West Virginia.

    Clinton / Lewinsky '08

    May 23, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. Obama flopper

    Obama is proving to be a big flip flopper.

    I doubt that all the superdelegates in the Party can prop up this weak candidate.

    The voters won't buy the hype.

    May 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Tony M

    Why is no one asking the question we are all thinking: Is Hillary purposely staying in to ruin Obama's chances in 2008 so that she can run in 2012 on the "I told you so" platform.

    May 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Great! Welcome aboard the Obama Express!

    YES WE CAN!

    May 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Brian M., Allentown

    "Obama currently has 1,969 delegates to Clinton's 1,779 in CNN's official count."

    56 to go, baby!!!

    Obama '08!!

    May 23, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Proud1of 26% in WV

    They made the right choice.Keep them coming.

    May 23, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. sorry supers

    Obama has always needed all the help he can get.

    He keeps getting propped up- Oprah, the Kennedys, the Shrivers, the Kerrys, the rock stars, the flawed caucus, the disenfranchised Fl and Mi voters, the drooling adoring biased media, the Democratic defectors that went against their state votes, now all the superdelegates.

    Oddly enough, the seesaw remains about even and balanced between Hill and Barack. Means her merits continue to outweigh the effect of all the gang piling onto his side.

    Hillary Clinton is the only one to lead this country.

    May 23, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. Susan

    Bravo!!!

    May 23, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. can't win on his own merit

    Talk about desperation.

    Nothing they do will push this weakling over the top.

    No one wants Obama any more.

    His flaws and weaknesses and his lack of qualifications will keep him out of the white house.

    May 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. Terry

    Its over. Done

    Hillary, its time to bow out!

    May 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. prop him up some more

    The Obama camp and the DNC are getting desperate.

    They can not seem to push this primary firmly into his corner.

    Not enough advantages and props to hold up this puppet.

    He will fall like the house of race-cards that he created.

    May 23, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. tekay

    go obama

    May 23, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. FedUpDem

    Doesn't really matter. Even if obama gets the nomination he and his supporters have turned off enough HRC supporters and moderate Dems that we will never vote FOR him and many of us WILL vote for McCain because that way our country won't turn socialist under a left wing radical and a Dem Congress. I believe that we will be much better off under a Republican president who has to deal with a Democrat Congress. Especially since cooler heads on the Democrat side have been able to compromise and work with Senator McCain in the past.

    Nobamprah!!!!!
    No condescending arrogant lying hypocrite racists!!!

    Anyone but obama!!!!

    If we have to have an African-american to appease the racist element let it be someone respectable who has the courage of their convictions...someone like Stephanie Tubbs Jones but NEVER oprama NEVER!!!

    May 23, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. Jo Ann

    I pray that the rest of the superdelegates will come on board so we can start dealing with the real issues instead of the Clinton's changing the rules to suit themselves as well as the lies excuse me I
    mean the mis spoke works. How could I forget.

    May 23, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. Joanne

    Hillary & Co. can't handle the truth.
    Just like she can't tell the truth.
    Go away Clintons.

    May 23, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. E.R.

    As time goes on, it becomes increasingly obvious as to the outcome of this primary. Enough about changing the rules every week to suit a losing campaign. Those who would not vote for Obama because Hillary loses most likely voted for Bush. I do appreciate women who will be disapointed because a woman is not the nominee. My decision to support Obama was not based on gender, but rather on behavior during the campaign. The barrier has been broken an dc I am certain we will have a woman for President in the future. But right now, please look at the options. Do you really think John McCain will respesent your interests better?

    May 23, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. Jot

    I believe also the governor of New York switched to Obama after saying that Clinton is desparate. Those words came from a blind black man who pretends to be a supporter of Clinton. We have seen time and again blacks vote 99% for Obama why would anyone believe this man supports Clinton? Such words increasingly anger Clinton's supporters and that is the same reason they will vote McCain in November

    May 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. John San Francisco

    The Clintons are planning on Breaking away from the Democratic Party.

    Just wait and see

    May 23, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  19. Nija

    Way to go and is about time. Hilary I'll be one of your superdelegate in 2016.

    May 23, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  20. OBAMA IS A LOSER

    LET THEM GO, LET THEM ALL GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HILLARY IS TOO GOOD FOR THEIR SLIMY EGG-SUCKING SUPPORT ANYWAY. IT JUST SHOWS WHAT FAIR WEATHER SUPPORTERS THEY ARE. WHEN OBAMA STARTS CRUMBLING THEY WILL JUMP SHIP AGAIN LIKE THE RATS THEY ARE.

    )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    May 23, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  21. If not Hillary, then Mccain

    Washington, DC- Two veterans of investigations into Communist influence on the U.S. political process will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to release two new explosive reports on Barack Obama’s ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA. The reports will shed important new light on Barack Obama’s mysterious past.

    May 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. martin

    only one article on clinton,right now,and its about her exit strategy.finally,cnn is reporting relevant news.

    May 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  23. Chipster

    This is so very disappointing. Sen. Clinton is by far the most qualified candidate and better prepared to debate Sen. McCain. She has served the people and they've turned their backs on her. McCain will wipe up the floor with Sen. Obama and the Democrats only have themselves to blame for the lost opportunity to save this country.

    Obama has been treated by the media and young people as if he were some sort of rock star. He reads a teleprompter well but fell on his face in every debate. Not ready for prime time. I could cry when I think of 4 more years of McBush.

    May 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. Army Wife

    Obama 2008.

    Hill and Bill Leave Our Country Alone.
    You Have Had Enough, You Sold USA to China, India,
    You Were 2 Busy W/ Girls Rather Than Going After Bin Laden.
    Getting From Dubai, and the List Goes on and On.

    Bush=Clinton=Mcain.

    Not This Time, No More of The Same, NO MORE

    May 23, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. dd L.B,CA

    Great! It's about time. What is holding up the others?? Obama will be the Nominee, all of the Pundits, & Media & everyone else (except Hillary) says so. I do not want Hillary on the ticket. She represents a Washington Insider, Old Politics, Barack has based his whole campaign on a New Way of running the WH, so she does not fit that description. We want & expect real CHANGE with Barack we will have it, Hillary cannot be on that ticket. Webb, Hagel, Clark, Bloomberg, & others would be the better choice.

    May 23, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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