April 30th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Rep. Hill backing Obama

 Hill, who introduced Clinton at a rally last Friday, said Wednesday he is backing Obama.

Hill, who introduced Clinton at a rally last Friday, said Wednesday he is backing Obama.

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign announced Wednesday Indiana Rep. Baron Hill has endorsed the Illinois senator - the fourth new superdelegate the campaign has announced in the last 24 hours.

"If we are going to develop real solutions for Hoosier families, for America’s families, we have to move past the partisan gridlock," Hill said in a statement released by the Obama campaign. "I believe both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama want to do that and I believe both are formidable candidates. But, I also believe that only one of them truly can."

The Clinton campaign has announced three new superdelegates in the last 24 hours. More than 300 have yet to publicly back a candidate.

soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Jane

    This is fantastic. Hillary doesn't have a prayer. Go Obama!

    April 30, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. Debra, MO

    Way to go Obama Family!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Rose

    We should also be speaking about the super delegates who came out in force for Hillary as well.
    CNN, do you think you can get Jack Cafferty to start treating Senator Clinton with some respect? The other evening he made a comment about Obama probably wants to run over Clinton with a bus. He has already caused enough problems for CNN for his Olympic comments to China and you are now being sued. I want fairness for the lady running as well as the man. Too much to hope for? Hillary got support from the Governor of NC and an unpledged from Puerto Rico.

    April 30, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. Warren Dukes

    Way to go Barack and I am supporting you 100%

    April 30, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. all American

    Hay John-b, The key word was former pastor. It did't take them twenty years to decide he was no good. And they did not continue to support or excuse him.

    Am I the only one that read Obama's comment ? " Wright took little regard for me". Is he saying it was o.k. to trash America and o.k. to have all the hate speeches. But God forbid he should say anything about Obama? Now Obama wants to throw him under the bus. And Obama said he never knew of these statements before. Is he that slow to coprehend what is being said? The whole world knew of these statements. And now he says he is angrey over the race issue with Wright. All I can say is, What about your books Obama? they are filled with hate for the white race. Or don't they count in your anger over race? Has anyone out there bothered to read his books? As for the superdelegates, they better think again if they think Obama can win against McCain. The American people are dame made over all the Obama issues. And if they would take time to check it out they would find 90% of Obamas voters are black and collage kids, that may or may not bother to vote in the fall.

    April 30, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. Helene

    He has EVERYTHING to lose. Poor man.

    April 30, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Paul

    Obama is no longer electable. He has negative stereotypes about people's values and faith. He received mentoring from Rev Wright for 20 years...

    The next President is getting the support of those who truly love and value our nation and that individual is Hillary.

    Hillary 08!

    April 30, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. fred

    These Idiots think that Obama is the Pied Piper!!! LOL

    April 30, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  9. John in Iowa

    It's obvious Mr. Hill is just as uninformed as the others who have endorsed the racist Obama.

    Hillary or McCain '08-NEVER OBAMA!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  10. lou

    The man who introduced er just last week is now for OBAMA. Guess the tide is not changing just building. Hillary it;'s over.....Go home. which ever state that really is snceyou claim roots in every one. The country see's thru the lies..Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Patricia

    Why is this article mainly about Obama's endorsement by Rep. Hill using a picture of Clinton? I thought I was reading about Clinton – wow – talk about pro-Clinton. That is the second time I have seen a Clinton picture on an article that focuses on Obama.

    Maya Angelou – sweet, sweet lady. But I am somewhat surprised at her support for Clinton. When you read her books you feel a person who writes about the Black world she lived in. Although fiction, I believe she writes from her experiences.

    April 30, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Eric

    Wow – what a striking example of news bias – a picture of Clinton on a on an article about an Obama accomplishment. It's shocking, when you look, how transparent the news organizations are in who they are currently supporting, which is usually whomever needs to win a primary to keep the race close to keep the headline trough full. Unfortunate and sad.

    April 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. DCMataya

    We regret that we ever supported the Clintons.
    We watch the daily news and are discusted with the distorations and lies. They and their political CRONIES are NO different than the Rebublicans.
    This old (75) white couple would never vote for a Clinton or any of their CRONIES.
    Superdelegates are gutless- just as Hillary's leadership in Congress has been!

    April 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Honesty

    Great...

    It seems that May 7th will be the end of this primary
    Move on great president OBAMA

    Yes we can

    April 30, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  15. Omentum

    Oh HILL No !!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. Cammi317

    I am starting to believe that some of these "Hillary Supporters" blogging on here are actually Republicans attempting to keep up animosity between the Democrats.

    April 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. Renee

    Thats how Bill Clinton won his election with African Americans you need thier Votes to win, The African Americans make up a good portions of the Democratic base.

    April 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  18. Ellie

    Can you say... back at'cha Sen. Clinton?

    Hummmmm....compared to the Governor's lame comment about "Rocky", he came out sounding more stupid than if he just didn't say anything at all. Rocky got BEAT BAD by Apollo Creed.

    I'm sure the Clinton supporters will WHINE again and throw in the Rev. Wright issue. Yeah..okay....

    CAN you please explain to me why Sen. Clinton's pastor supports Rev. Wright and that her OWN church singles OUT GAYS as sinners. Wow...what's up with that?

    April 30, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Omentum

    To those who say Obama has not been tested have been in a coma for the past two months.

    Might I add he as performed MAGNIFICENTLY. Just how I want my president to react to problems.

    Starting with opposing the war to now he demonstrate ROCK SOLID tact in correctly dealing with issues.

    VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!!!!!
    CRITICAL TIMES DEMANDS A CRITICAL LEADER

    April 30, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. Wayne

    Praise God. I want Obama to win so bad. this country messed up twice by electing Bush..please dont mess up again. Leaders like Obama dont come very often. It would be such a shame to miss this opportunity.

    April 30, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. Barbara GA

    Good Job Mr. Hill

    CHANGE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
    OBAMA 08

    April 30, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  22. Omentum

    WOW BARON HILL

    The statement you made both literal and figurative was PROFOUND

    OBAMA 08

    April 30, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. THE REAL CHERYL FOR HILLARY!

    WELL HE CAN GO DOWN WITH HIM THEN!!!!!!!!!

    THESE OBAMA SUPPORTERS ARE GOING TO LOOK MIGHTY STUPID WHEN HILLARY WINS!

    SHE HAS SOLUTIONS!
    SHE ROLLS OUT GAS TAX RELIEF PLANS AND OBAMA STILL HAS THE DRAMA GOING WITH HIS PASTOR!

    THIS IS GETTING REALLY UNPROFESSIONAL DON'T YOU THINK?

    INDIANA WILL MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE!
    OBAMA'S MONEY DIDN'T BUY PENNSYLVANIA AND IT WONT BUY INDIANA EITHER!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Debbie

    Hillary's ad about the Valparaiso company really hurt her in Indiana.

    Bill Clinton could have stopped the companies military jobs from going to China, but did not. Bill Clinton was campaigning for China to be part of the World Trade Organization at the time.

    The Clintons have a long history of attacking anyone who disagrees with them.
    Indiana voted Republican instead of for Bill, so Bill and Hillary decided to send their jobs to China.

    April 30, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Lawrence

    Let's talk about JUDGEMENT. Obama may have made a big mistake to stay in a progressive church with a cooky pastor who love to say hateful things. Stciks and stone may brake my bones, but talking never hurts. Let compare that with Hillary's and McCain's judgement. Over 4,000 dead, 1000 more maimed,crippled, brain damaged brave men and women. On top of that , about 15 plus Iraqi men, women, and children dead, maimed,crippled, brain damaged and 12 billion a month for 100 more years?

    The Rev. Wright talks alot, but he won't harm a hair on your head. I would rather have the Rev. Wright problem than the Iraq problem any day; where hearts, heads, legs, and lives are being harmed every single day.

    April 30, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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