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. Debby

    So he introduces her and backs him how moronic.

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Elaine, HK

    Thank you, Rep. Baron Hill.

    Way to go. Senator Obama. Despite all the negatives things happened to you in the recent days, you have once again showed us the courage and honesty you possessed in you. Please continue this noble campaign you and your team have proudly embraced and I sincerely believed you will be the real winner not only in this primary but also in Fall.

    Keep up the good work.
    Obama 2008 & 2012

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. checkpoint


    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Dan in CO

    His district is the one that borders Kentucky and includes the Louisville suburbs...pretty risky move.

    Sounds like something a freethinking Hoosier would do!

    April 30, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. mozartt

    This is a response to who? You sound like a moron. Senator Obama is clearly the most gracious, honest person you could posssibly find. Who among us could be as gracious to someone who clearly was trying to do everything in his power to hurt us! Even the CNN folk acknowledged that they were not sure they would have handled this situation as well as Obama (I'm paraphrasing). Get used to him, he will be your next President!! Last week when Hillary Clinton was in Scranton Pennsylvania she said she wa born in Scranton where she went "shootin' guns with her dear ole pappy. OOPS! yesterday she said she was born in a town in IIllinois! Really, she was born in two places at the same time! That is a feat!! She will say anything to get elected!

    April 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Paul

    No more Clinton Monarch. Sorry CNN.

    April 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. Lee

    what a Flip Flop ! just same as Obama.

    April 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Flav

    Yeeeeeah boy!!!! WOOOOOW!

    April 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. Stop your lies

    American are blinded by the hype of hope and caught up in the movement.

    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 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. Yes we can!

    Did I hear right? This guy is or was a Republican....Is it true?,,,,,talking about uniting our country and reaching across the isles....we need to be reminded of our pledge....."ONE NATION OF GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.....come aboard NC and IN and shut this thing down once and for all.....I say just put Obama in the white house now and fire up the grill on the white house lawn, cause it's about get to heated in the kitchen even more......

    April 30, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  11. Obama The Inevitable, Chicago, IL

    That's 2 today! Keep em' comin! All the way to Pennsylvania Avenue baby!

    Clinton – your turn again.

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  12. Jeff - Schaumburg, IL

    Mr. Hill...welcome to the team with more years of elected office experience, a lack of hallucinogenic delusions (i.e. sniper fire), the team of good judgement, the candidate with strong diplomatic & statesman skills.

    At 3:00 AM, I don't want a hallucinogenic, pathological liar operating the switchboard at the White House!

    Go OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. Angela - Florida

    Proud to be a hoosier? I could not wait to get out of the state and by the grace of God I am now southern for the past 22years! And I guess my last step to baptize in Florida tradition, I am changing my party affiliation to republican. I can not support a party that is picking their nomination on affirmative action. Not to mention I find the latest DNC commercial disgusting. How dare they exploit the brave men and women on the front lines to buy some votes.

    April 30, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. Channell

    Its' raining super delegates!!!! Good luck to both candidates and may the best Dem win!

    Go Obama!

    April 30, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  15. Carol - Grandma for Obama

    From one Hoosier to another, thanks Rep. Hill!

    April 30, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. GloriafromPA

    Hillary has put on a few more superdelagates, but her lead over Obama is one less than it was last week. She cannot win. She can only drag out the only ending possible. Her right? Yes. But this is good for the Dems and this country how? She shouldn't be pressured to step down, she should have the decency to do it with no pressure. Very disturbing!

    April 30, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. Jamaal

    Another one keep them coming what is that 4 in 24 hours that is true change go Obama Hillary and Her lies can not harm you Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. juang

    The word out in many blogs is that Hillary's supporters and campaign people werre the ones to orchestrate the Rev. Wright speeches over the last few days.

    Talk about backstabbing!

    She is a part of some kind of cult that grooms people for so-called leadership. I wonder when that will hit the media or if Bill has them so scared they'll never mention it.

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  19. Lee

    I agree :

    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.

    Go figure!

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  20. Snowcat

    Another two faced politician. Introduce Hillary(cover your bases) Then endorse Obama. The Obama campaign must be promising the moon to these foloks. End the gridlock...Oh brother the leaders of this party must ;think the American people are truely stupid. If he were intent on ending gridlock then he would have been doing that already. He doesn't need some figure head to do that. NO this is just one more on the make Pol trying to calcul;ate who the winner may be so he can be on that side...forget what is best for the country. It is so obvious that HIllary is the better person for the Pres. Get a clue folks the super delegates are going to decide this race either for Obama or for Clinton...NEITHER ONE HAS THE DELEGATE VOTES TO WIN. One can only hope that they come to their senses and vote for the adult.

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  21. Montana is Obama Country

    1). Why did CNN post a picture of Hill & Hill..? Just curious. BUT man that has to hit home for Hillary. Let's see if he is called Judas..

    Hillary gas Holiday will cost AMERICANS more... more at the pump more in the fall and MORE in the general election as she demonstrates her Republican PLAYBOOK Tactics.

    Clinton's and Bush think our country is a TWO Family Country.

    1981-1989 Vice President George H W Bush
    1989-1993 President George H W Bush
    1993-2001 President Bill Clinton
    2001-2009 President George W Bush

    I believe our future is best done by a breath of fresh air... I am tired of the entitlement these to families have over our country.

    Yes... We... Can...

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  22. Bitter Tommy in St. Louis

    Great. Since he introduced Hillary before, now we can listen to some more of this Judas garbage from the Hillary supporters.

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. The Truth

    Key word in his statement is: "TRUELY" can... and will!

    Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  24. Fernandez

    Some people are saying that Obama is inexperience, unelectable, too liberal, full of words and speeches. But what everybody seem to agree is that this man is very honest.

    I think it's time America has a president who is honest with them.

    April 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  25. tda


    Bad news for clinton

    In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

    Why wont CNN be fair… hillary clintons pastor just was charged with child molestion for touching a 7 year old girl her pastor name is Rev. William Procanick …. and why isnt cnn reporting the peter paul vs.. clinton case…. 17 million dollar law suit that they have aginst them…. in cally…..

    April 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
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