June 2nd, 2008
04:39 PM ET
6 years ago

Uncommitted Senate superdelegates meeting

Undeclared Democratic senators are meeting to discuss their course of action.
Undeclared Democratic senators are meeting to discuss their course of action.

(CNN) — Several of the 17 uncommitted Senate superdelegates are currently holding a meeting to discuss their course of action after the polls close in the final two primaries, CNN has learned.

It remains unclear exactly how many and who of the uncommitted Democratic superdelegates in the Senate will be in attendance at the meeting, which is being held at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee headquarters near the Capitol.

CNN spotted Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa, Ken Salazar of Colorado, and Tom Carper of Delaware head into the meeting.

In a brief interview with CNN, Harkin said the point of the meeting is "to discuss what if anything we might do after the polls close tomorrow night together."

An aide to a senator in the meeting tells CNN's Gloria Borger that it’s “not likely” anyone will come out today with an endorsement. “It’s a how-do-we-do-what we-want-to-do” meeting," the aide said.

"Some want, after the primaries are over, to come out in a group; others feel the need to do it with state delegations. The Obama campaign wants a group of senators to come out together, for obvious reasons.”

The aide said it's “more likely,” the endorsements will come at the end of the week, but added, "anything is possible after Tuesday.”

(Updates with new information)

Earlier: Sources: Most uncommitted senators to endorse Obama

soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. LP

    Why would you vote for McCain?

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. Republican

    CHOOSE ALREADY...GEEZ!

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Clinton/McCain

    They better choose the stronger candidate, Hillary Clinton. If not, McCain is the man. (29 year old from IA)!

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. richard

    GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Clinton was a tough candidate to beat and we give her a lot of respect.. but the clinton supporters need to quit crying and get over themselves.. she lost fair and square so quit crying and lets get ready to defeat Mccain in november.. Im sure Hillary will get some kinda roll in OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION. Lets unite the party and take back the white house

    OBAMA '08

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Ed

    I feel sooooo sorry for you, Tara in Sarasota. You are just like Hillary, a sore loser. I get goose bumps to think of McCain as a candidate. WAKE UP!

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Big gator

    Tard in Sarasota,

    Have fun letting McCain pimp you. How you ask? Letting the old man's court tell you what to do with you reproductive parts. Think of our troops and not your selfish interest.

    June 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. Enlightened Voter

    Please for the love of GOD come out and support Obama, I cannot take one more day of evil hillary or her cloned supporters. BTW, what happened to the gas tax holiday?

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Joel-Minnesota

    I support Obama, however if Clinton should somehow get the nod I will gladly vote for her. I would vote for Chuckee Cheese in order to stop the Repub nightmare from continuing. Let's not vote from emotion, please allow good sense to prevail.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Angus McDugan

    Sigh... What a bunch of week minded people that cannot make a decission without the whole nation voting on it and then having to get together and then try to make a decission. Do you job and make a decision based on what you think is right.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  10. Adam

    "well that's good. Then they have themselves to blame when millions of us women leave the party and vote for McCain."

    What can you say to stupidity like that?

    Anybody who's unwilling to vote for Obama, just because Clinton lost, was obviously only voting for her because she was a women in the first place. Obama and Clinton hold almost the exact same positions on the issues. By the way, I'm an ardent Clinton supporter that will happily vote for Obama. Do you really want McCain to start another war (amongst all of the other horrible things I'm sure he'd do?). Some issues are bigger than you, Clinton or Obama.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. CB

    I am for Obama 100%. I've been turned off of Clinton by her statements throughout the campaign.

    BUT – I think an Obama/Clinton ticket would be UNBEATABLE.

    OBAMA/CLINTON '08 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. wycliffe, NJ

    Clinton has run a good race and she will always be in our thoughts, but now it is time to unite under one candidate who seems to be Barack, and get ready for the general election.

    God bless Hillary & Obama

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. Mark

    "well that's good. Then they have themselves to blame when millions of us women leave the party and vote for McCain."

    Yeah and due to that stubborn point of view, you will have yourself and millions of other women to blame when McCain continues the War in Iraq and sends more of our young men and women to die. Women like you are a joke, this campaign season has been more about a WOMAN running for office than it has been about DEMOCRATS making a choice on who to take over the White House. Vote for McCain, you are obviously not a true DEMOCRAT. Try voting on the issues rather than siding with Hillary because of her gender.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Hillary: The Real Nominee

    The unpledged delegates need to commit to Hillary, since she is the stronger general election candidate. Not only has she won the popular vote – of course that is if you count the people that actually voted for her {Not very complicated if you look at the real votes cast and certified by the states who held the primaries!} and do not include Michigan uncommitted and 30,000 write-in votes given to Obama by the RBC and the DNC {This gift by the RBC of the DNC resulted in 59 free pledged delegates for Obama!} – Hillary Clinton is finishing much stronger, has the support of the core constituencies needed to win the general election against John McCain, and has demonstrated the true personal characteristics vital to become the next commander and chief of the US.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  15. joe

    Time for a family that is dilusional to go back home. I wonder where given that people from New york don't want them back here.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Dave G - Minneapolis

    "Tara in Sarasota June 2nd, 2008 4:41 pm ET

    well that's good. Then they have themselves to blame when millions of us women leave the party and vote for McCain."

    Not much of an issues voter, are you? Certainly glad to see you care about women's rights, Roe vs. Wade, etc. Way to go, dummy.

    June 2, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. Ryan

    Thank heavens! Now is the time for Hillary to graciously step aside and allow the Obama 08 campaign to defeat McCain!

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Jot

    will they discuss the delegates that were taken away from Clinton and gave them to Obama? If that doesn't happen then the meeting is useless c'se lots of Clinton's supporters already have a choice and that is McCain

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. Irma in North Carolina

    Please go for Obama. Who wants Hillary in there with Bill along her side, he will bring in all his new women that he has met on the road campaiging for hillary. Who wants another white house like that again. Hillary would of probably made it into the white house, if she didnt have all Bills baggage to carry around

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Bola Muyis

    I support Barack Obama whole heartedly but I we should realistic if we want the democrats to win back the white house. Hillary Clinton cannot be dismissed she put up a great fight no matter what we think and I think she'll make a good VP. Hey that's just me.

    Barack/Hillary 08/12

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. MaryJo Bruce Surprise, Ariz

    I'm not a Dem, but if I was would like to see Hilary take it. Between the two, shes got what it takes to make decisions. She has a plan for almost everything with substance. Obama is a great talker, but no experience or substance. You cannot use rhetoric to run this country. It takes guts, courage and no talking to the enemy . Good grief, if Obama can't see that his pastor was doing the things he was doing for 20 years, how can he figure out what the enemies are doing. Maybe in another 4 years. But not now....These super delegates need to not look at the woman, but the leader....

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Adam

    Hillary or Mccain! Obama , no way!

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Henry

    wow, this page is filling up so fast. Looks like Americans are fed up with Hillary. How sad?

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Jake in Chicago

    Tara, I highly doubt that many woman, no matter how badly they feel burned by Clinton's failure, will actually leave the party and vote for McCain. To do so would just be biting off your nose to spite your face. McCain and Clinton don't have anything in common. Why is he the alternative? Obama and Clinton have almost everything in common. Why would woman who feel burned by sexism in the campaign turn to a man who will overturn Roe V Wade, among other things? Its easy to say it now, but in the end, Dems are going to vote for the Democratic nominee.

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. Lynn

    Here comes 4 years of McBush. To Terri Its about your daughters and granddaughters then your country.

    June 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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