[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/25/art.hillary.ap.jpg caption="Clinton lost a big fundraiser to Obama."](CNN) - A “Hillraiser” – a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton – said Friday he had defected to Barack Obama’s campaign. The official announcement will be made next week.
Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon – who served as ambassador to Chile during the Clinton administration – had raised close to half a million dollars for Clinton’s campaign, reports Chuck Todd, who broke the story.
"We're just bleeding each other out," Guerra-Mondragon told the Washington Post. "Looking at it as coldly as I can, I just don't see how Senator Clinton can overcome Senator Obama with delegates and popular votes. I want this fight to be over, the quicker the better."
He added that leaving the Clinton campaign for Obama's "was a very, very difficult decision for me to make. I am an old and longtime friend of Senator Clinton. And I continue to think she is a fantastic and formidable person. But I am first of all a Democrat."
Susan MO April 25th, 2008 4:22 pm ET
GOOD NEWS. IT'S OVER BABE
GO OBAMA 08
Susan....Repub Troll might you be? Just yesterday you were for Clinton
YES. GOOD CHOICE...
The Clintons understand how to CHANGE from huge debt to surplus. This was demonstrated during Bill Clinton's administration when everyone was lifted up. Hillary wants to CHANGE health care more than Obama. Hillary proposes real CHANGE. It takes an insider with the will to change to bring change about.
Queue the hateful Clinton supporter messages about being a traitor and stupid etc, etc. The last line says it all be a Democrat first. She cannot win, it is mathematically impossible, get over it and grow up. If the Democrats lose this year it will be because of the hard headed spiteful voters who get mad because their choice lost and they take their ball and go home.
This is awesome.
Don't Hate....Congratulate.... Vote OBAMA 08.......
The 3rd response here is the exact reason this primary needs to be over.
In the famous words of Hillary's apparent role model-
Who knows you better than your friends. Another friend bites the dust away from Hillary........Go Obama, you don't need to defend yourself against the Hil, her friends are doing it for you.
NOTHING LIKE A RICH OLD MAN WHO DOESNT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HIS MONEY. THERE IS NOTHING LOYAL ABOUT THIS MAN AND I WOULDNT BE CALLING YOU A FRIEND . FRIENDS DO NOT BETRAY ONE ANOTHER. YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER POLITICIAN WHO IS LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF UNDER THE DISGUISE OF FIRST IAM A DEMOCRAT. YEAH RIGHT! AND MAYBE HAD YOU PUT THE REST OF YOUR MONEY WITH YOUR FRIEND SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAD MORE AIR TIME. FRIEND -NO,BUT YOU ARE AN OLD FOOL LOOKING TO SEE WHERE YOUR BREAD IS BUTTER AND PLEASE OFFEND PEOPLE BY SAYING YOU ARE ONLY CONCERN ABOUT THE COUNTRY.
CNN can you please tell us how many of OBAMAS people have left him for Hillary?
( Hint NONE)
What does that tell you people?
If anyone believes the Clintons raised 10 mil in 24 hours then they probably still believe she faced sniper fire in Bosnia.
This is the right decision to make.............let's focus on the Democratic Party. While I am a O'Bama supporter, I would feel the same way if Hillary was in the lead. And quite frankly I think O'Bama would have left the campaign by now if he were in Clinton's position. Clinton's willingness to undermine the entire democratic party has really changed my view of her. At the beginning of this race I would have gladly supported either candidate but the DNC let Hillary run the party into the ground and we now have to work twice as hard to beat McCain when had this been over with 6 weeks ago...........we could have literally waltzed into presidency!!
Come on people! Stop taunting each other and act like responsible voters. You are derailing this party. The democratic party is going to lose this thing because we are bickering amongst ourselves. Instead of seeing a Democrat in office who could maybe bring about change and health care and bring our soldiers home, we will be watching McCain age in the White House. Spin this negativity into a positive for whichever candidate rocks your boat.
I agree with you Carrie!!!!
Thanks Brother!!!!!OBAMA 2008!!!
Thank you Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon for realizing that she can not win, I hope you talk to hillary and her supporters some sensec they do not seem to understand Math very well. Thank you we wellcome your help to defeat the Republicans we can not afford a reupublican in the white house no more Bush or Mcbush.
Sharon Walker, you are a sick, sick person. How can you spew such venom? Anyone who knows this lady needs to get her psychiatric help soon, because she is a detriment to herself and society.
Lord help this poor sick woman. I am going to say you are sick and not just a liar by attributing those vile acts to Obama and his wife.
World pray for this sick, sick woman.
Thank You, Mr. Guerra-Mondragon, you did the right thing.
By the way the trial is set may 13 2008.. just in case your are looking for it...paul vs clinton
HILLARY IS NOT FINISHED. BUT I BELIEVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS. THIS RACE HAS BEEN SO ONE SIDED. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO BE PART OF A PARTY THAT LIES AND CHEATS. AND I BELIEVE MANY MORE WILL FOLLOW ME.
Good news. Hopefully he can raise another 500K for Barack.
I'm ready for the primary to be over too.
Go, Go Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon! I am sure this was very difficult for you, but putting the party first is something that Hillary is not willing to do. Good for you. May you sleep peacefully tonight.
Democrats in '08
Betsy April 25th, 2008 4:33 pm ET
What on earth did Obama promise to this one??? Obama is great at making empty promises you know….
Sour grapes? What you think he was promised to join the Clinton camp from "DAY 1"?
Look, we all love Hillary and think she's great, but we just want something different this time around. I think Hillary should stay in the race, but let's all just put our emotions aside for a bit. Obama will have more delegates going into the convention than Hillary. The superdelegates, even if they split fairly evenly will give Obama the nomination, even with FL and MI counted.
We need Hillary's expertise, she will be a critical ally to Obama as well as a good friend. Hillary and Obama have a great deal of respect for each other, but right now, they have to put that admiration away until the nomination process is finished. After the primary season is over, we will come together. If we don't come together, our economy will die along with our sons and daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan – and perhaps Iran. We need something done about health care. We need either Obama or Clinton in the White House. It turns out it will be Obama. It's OK, Hillary will be fine, she will be a powerful political force in the Senate. We need to not lose track of the prize because we have hurt feelings right now.