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. fred

    Obama is a liar and a backstabber!!

    April 30, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. arizona gal

    Obama showed leadership, calmness and eloquence in dealing with Wright. This should convince even more delegates that he can take the heat and will be a great leader for this country.

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. bigben

    That pastor is from Clinton . Not Hillary Clinton's pastor

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Matt

    Obama or McCain. There are no other real choices and the rest is formalities.

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. Sable

    Thank you Rep. Hill for coming forward and backing the winner...

    Yes we can

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. Jonh, Nc

    The best gift you could give the Republican in November is Hillary Clinton. The Clinton's started the partisan politics. Obama is a fresh break for change.

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Dave

    Strange that CNN has a picture of Rep. Hill with a smiling Hillary rather than with Obama. A little misleading for some . . . the picture makes it appear as if he is endorsing Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. Matt

    Sorry. Clinton or McCain. There are no other real choices and the rest is formalities.

    April 30, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. mary landsfind

    Keep it coming please.......

    April 30, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  10. donAnastase

    I am waiting for the Kentucky Governor to endorse Obama. I am olso think 24 more superdelegates are coming soon to wrap up this nomination and move on. We are tired of divisions. Edwards will come later. He is waiting for Gore and Pelosi to decide.
    Go Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  11. Lynn

    Hill needs his head examined!!!!

    How can anyone stand listening to Rev. Wright for 20 minutes let alone 20 years!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. Jim from Seattle

    yessssssssssssssssssssss!!!
    let's drive a stake through the Evil Witch on Tuesday and dispatch her to the oblivion she has so thoroughly earned!!

    si se puede!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  13. who?

    Who can still believe Obama?

    He either lies about his good judgement...

    or he is lying about not being able to discern the true character, politics and agenda of his mentor and pastor of 20 years.

    Can't be both ways.

    Obama is nothing but a slick lying hypocrit.

    April 30, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  14. Pam

    Ummmm, why is CNN posting a picture of Hillary along with a story about another Obama superdelegate endorsement?

    April 30, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. kiz

    Hillary endorses Obama!I wish she were that loyal to the DNC.

    April 30, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  16. Enough

    Hillary says...Hey, where'd they all go?

    April 30, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  17. bj

    Way to go, Democrats! Shoot yourself in the foot with another unelectable candidate!

    April 30, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. the real question

    The Obama supporters blog nothing but hatred and divisiveness- just like their hypocritical candidate.

    I never get posted- so I added the above negative comment- CNN likes negative. Sorry but I won't go vulgar like the Obama people.

    Obama, with his good judgement, was unable to discern the true character, see the political positions or see the agenda of his close friend, mentor and pastor of TWENTY years.

    It only took Americans a few hours or days to see the narcisistic and egotistical bombastic Wright for who he is.

    What does that speak of Obama's judgement when dealing with world leaders and discerning their true intent?

    Or… is it just political posturing to only NOW distance himself from Wright?

    Either way it is BAD news.

    April 30, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  19. RayveninTexas

    Wooohooo....obiously there is a reason people leave the Clinton's side, even their closest friends....

    April 30, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. oletu

    it is time for america to look at someone and what he says and not blame another person for a comment that he never alter.
    obama has been a great guy and he remain a desent person.

    April 30, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. Tim

    Great endorsement!!! It speaks to electibility and the fact that Senator Obama can attrect independents as well as Rebublicans.

    April 30, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. Moses, Ca.

    tic,tic,tic,

    April 30, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. Jay

    uggg...this is getting old. Good for Obama!

    But, Hillary will win!

    April 30, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Corey, Maryland

    Keep them coming, this is starting to get intense. Every time i get online a new superdelegate has made their choice. This could be over much quicker than Clinton wanted it to be!!!! Thats just fine with me.

    Obama Richardson 2008

    April 30, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  25. @americans

    the irony is in the picture!

    funny how Hillarious is smilling at the introduction and Baron Hill is endorsing Obama!!

    I wonder what change between the introduction and his switching camp to endorse Obama!

    I'm sure every superdelegate is taking flight off Hillarious sinking ship!!!!!

    tew funny!

    April 30, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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