(CNN) – Moments after the polls closed, Barack Obama’s campaign announced the support of 26.5 superdelegates - 10 from earlier in the day, and 16.5 new - releasing statements of support from:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Democratic Party Chair Don Bivens of Arizona; DNC Member (and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) Christine Pelosi, DNC Member Rachel Binah, DNC Member John Perez, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Bob Filner, and Rep. Jerry McNerney of California; Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado; DNC Member Mitchell Ceasar and Rep. Ron Klein of Florida; Georgia State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond; President of the National Federation of Democratic Women Helen Knetzer, a Kansas superdelegate; DNC Member Patsy Arceneaux of Louisiana; DNC Member Sam Spencer of Maine; Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland; Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan; Missouri Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Yolanda Wheat; Nevada Democratic Party Chair Sam Lieberman and Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto; Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey; DNC Member Muriel Offerman and DNC Member David Parker of North Carolina; DNC Member Jay Parmley of Oklahoma; Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and Oregon Democratic Party Vice Chairman Frank Dixon; DNC Member Ian Murray of Pennsylvania; and Executive Director of the Virginia AFL-CIO Jim Leaman.
The votes of superdelegates from Michigan and Florida have been reduced by half because of penalties imposed by the national party.
And ready to go!
if he takes clinton for vp..........i vote for mcCain
To my fellow posters...I know CNN won't post this, but I wanted to warn you anyway. Don't ever dis Lou Dobbs! I've been censored for weeks for calling Dobbs out for his biased support for Mrs. Clinton. I would threaten to switch to Fox news, but heck, my parents were married. Good luck!
And the flood of Superdelegates begins!! The dam has broken wide open and a tidal wave of SDs have began!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hillary, you don't have to concede but the it's clear that you will NOT be the nominee and you will NEVER be in the White House again until 8 years from now!!! Barack Obama has WON and John McWalkingcane is going DOWN in geriatric defeat in November!!!
a bit of overkill right now but, ok. yay?
Maybe they can give Hillary back the 4 delegates from MI?
Good for them. Now let Obama pick his own running mate. If Clinton really loves this country she will respect his decision or running mate and county her lifes work (which has been great). This was a very intense campaign and the people's choice has to be honored.
Get on board!!
I don't care who's voting for him. Chaney's Cousin will never get my vote.
These are all fools voting for a dishonest, inexperienced candidate. We do not need big show with big speeches. There is no substance. This is the end of the Democratic party. God bless America. My vote goes to John McCain.
Congrats to Senator Obama and to all of my fellow volunteers.
Please keep Senator Obama in your prayers.
We have only just begun!!!!
Let's unite for change.
( an Obamacan)
DEMOCRATSFOR MCCAIN '08!!!
Hillary Clinton is a strategist who failed at the biggest game of her life. When she chose not to make any decision on Tuesday night, she sent a message that she still wants to be be in the news.
Will the news keep her news worthy or will the news turn attention to the Obama-McCain race?
Won't surprise me if Hill and Bill try to rain on Obama's parade and steal his thunder and agenda.
Trust me there are plenty of us!!
And I think he should complement HRC. She did it all on her own. All of the media helped bho, which I find disgusting. I don't know how I'll do it, but I will fight for unbiased media. I find HRC's speech so much more illuminating. She did not scream. And now he is saying he loves this country. I still wonder about all of our security measures with him and his radical friends
Obama is our American peace Gladiator who has secured the historical nomination....
i love it .
GO Obama!!!!! Sparta aaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!
ITS A NEW DAY IN AMERICA
Hillary Clinton Third Party
Okay. But, Obama really needs Hillary Clinton's endorsement more.
New democracy, change, and logic would be enhanced by a Unity ticket for the Office of the Presidency. Two great candidates against McCain would be the best choice for America. Hopefully, the dems can unite or we will be looking at four more years of you know what.
Congratulations Hillary and Barack.
blah..he is still gonna loose.
they can Support Obama, But the Populous did not I wonder if they can vote him in office! in November! While Hillary Supporters Vote her in as an Independent or Vote McCain in , stay tuned for November 2008! when Obama cry's!
26.5? I wonder who the .5 superdelegate was?
Why do the democrats even vote, when the superdelegates are the one who picks the nominee?
YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!
This is history. America has made a statement tonight!
Let the healing begin.
Do I need to say more than what my heading says – Hillary or 18 million will vote for McCain.
Yes and its time to pay back Limbaugh and his pinheads.
HE DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE A LEADER. HE IS NOT A LEADER!! LOOKOUT AMERICA, WE ARE DOOMED!!!
SAVE AMERICA, VOTE McCAIN '08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO hOBOB