WASHINGTON (CNN) - Most of the seventeen Democratic senators who have remained uncommitted throughout the primaries will endorse Barack Obama for president this week, CNN has learned.
Sources familiar with discussions between Obama supporters and these senators tell CNN’s Gloria Borger that the senators will wait until after the South Dakota and Montana primaries to announce their support for Obama.
Two sources familiar with the sessions said the endorsements will come sometime later this week.
Obama supporters have been “pressing” for these superdelegates to endorse earlier in the week, but according to one source, “the senators don’t want to pound Hillary Clinton, and there is a sense she should be given a grace period.”
A series of meetings on the topic have been facilitated at different times by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin. Durbin and Daschle are Obama supporters, while Harkin is uncommitted.
According to CNN’s Candy Crowley, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will remain uncommitted until Clinton officially drops out of the race.
This is great news........congrats on joining the team.......
Obama all the way....
PLEASE LET BE DONE WITHTHIS NONSENCE ALREADY!!
Why should she be given a grace period? She has been given a very long grace period becuase th math has been so far against her for so very long. Enough is enough.
Superdelegates need to end this Democratics mess and give us a nominee by this Tuesday night to end that mess and bring every single Democrats in one single wagon.
Thank Goodness ....common sense prevails
....... its about TIME, this country needs to rid
itself of these Politcal Machines...TIME FOR
a CHANGE....youth,vision and personality.
It will be nice to have a Democratic Administration
who will desire to solve things by diplomacy and
speaking to all around the world...an not this Fear
War Mongering Cowboy Roman Empire mentality
of the past 8 years.
Gerard in Michigan
The democratic party is a joke. I am out. We are handing the White house to the republicans. We are our own worse enemy.
Nice, and duh. If they were for Clinton, they'd have tried to narrow the gap for her by now. Expect a landslide after Tuesday.
There's something really serious going on in the democratic party. Why is everyone in the DNC so adamant in electing Obama, even though the majority of the voters are rejecting his presidency. The media needs to investigate this candidacy very thorough before we have a grand fiasco in our hands and not be able to do anything about it.
That all sounds good, but hey should have put an end to this madness a long time ago! Hillary has had enough of a grace period since it was first proven that she could not possibly catch Obama in numbers she should have been preparing herself and her supporters, but she took this time to deceive her people into thinking that she was being mistreated when in fact she was the only one fighting a nasty mismanaged campaign, she was the only one that refused to play by the rules, she was the only one that changed the rules. SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH GRACE PERIOD, IT'S PAST TIME TO MOVE ON PAST HER!
SHE HAS BECOME A PARTY SPOILER CAUSING HER SUPPORTERS TO VOTE AGAINST THE PARTY'S NOMINEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vilsack says it's over. I think it's over too. However, the fat lady may have come down with laryngitis, which is why she isn't singing yet.
I guess they prefer to be kissing Hillary's behind for a while longer...can they keep going along this way all the way to denver?
That's great news!
Giving her a grace period, she will try her best to undermine the process and continue to incite her supporters. We need to move quickly and decisively to end this madness before too much more damage is done.
We will see a Republican win in November – Obama is unelectable and forever tainted. Why the superdelegates want someone who will not win in November is absolutely astounding.
Hillary Clinton is a good candidate but sometimes you have to face the reality.
I know it is difficult to accept defeat, but when things don't work out, you have to adjust and move on.
Draging this thing is selfishness.
SD i think will make the right decision to go for Obama.
What a good news.And i guess after that all the remaining superdelegates will follow to end this war this week.
I can not believe that a repeat of 2000 will again happen this time within the democratic party. I will be voting for McCain becuase the superdelegates are too stupid to realize that more Americans voted for Hillary than Obama and she should be the nominee.
That is a shame that Reid is scared of Hillary I wondering why Reid have to wait until Hillary drop out, he should announce is endorsement today or tomorrow I knew Hillary is a bully.
Obambi will NEVER be President! The Dems will LOSE majority in Congress, serves them right! Many of these career politicians in Congress and Senate will lose their seats, wait and see. Voters know how to take their revenge.
well its pretty obvious that its over...and will be over finally by mid week. Obama will hit the number by Thursday.
So as the fat lady said at the DNC hearing " NO , YOU SHUT UP!!"
Great News President Obama!
What a leader Reid is... way to go! How thoughtful of the senators to wait because they don't want to pound Hillary. One has to wonder when Hillary will give the same courtesy to Obama and the DNC.
Pound her... do we really care? She's a big girl. She can handle it.
Yes We Can.
this is the game changer said by HRC, ,....... OBAMA 08