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. Angela - Florida

    TDA – Learn how to read, get hooked on phonics. Clinton is the town, not a person!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  2. Wesley

    I am a strong Obama supporter, so GREAT for Obama. But I do want to stop silly rumors so we OBAMA supporters don't sound stupid when we are in conversations supporting our candidate. Rev. William Procanick IS NOT nor ever was Hillary Clinton's pastor. He just was from a city called Clinton. Let's not stoop to Hillary Clinton's standards and start spreading rumors or false information. In the mena time... Great pick up for Obama. Hope the rest of the superdelegates jump on board as well.

    April 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  3. John B. From New Hampshire

    "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!"

    -say anything, do anything... quite the Clinton stratedy. by the deffinition of dishonest it will say "see her"

    April 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  4. roger

    time for a pause ???

    In the last few days super delegates are coming out for both the candidates and the count is starting to become a bit confusing. sme are changing sides too.

    I support both the candidates . IN fairnes, since the votes are getting closer in primary elections – I feel both the candidates should remove all super delegate count from their delegate total and get a new vote in June from super delegates.

    Let us provide super delegates all the facts/pledged delegate lead/popular votes/polls/trends/money collected etc and let them decide taking a fresh look with all the chips in place.

    At that point, if both are close - request the candidates to accept a joint ticket along with a prominent cabinet seat for Sen.Edwards in the mix.

    I support sen.obama, but will be happy to accept him as a VP candidate as well.

    April 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  5. Letha, Sioux Falls, SD

    His he another Wright brained thinker or covering his bases with the African American voters? My vote will go to McCain before I vote for this sneaker and creeper of the back door kind. Obama is just mad because the truth is coming out about him.

    April 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Remember what Senator Obama said when he started his campaign.

    "I will tell you the American People what you need to know, not what you would like to hear"

    Basically he would tell you the Truth....

    Hillary is telling you what you would like to hear when is comes to saying she's for a "SUMMER GAS TAX BREAk"...

    Senator Obama is telling you what you need to know "This is not a good short term solution for a long term problem. In the end Gas will be higher and some more Americans will be out of a JOB."

    April 30, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. Mainely Carol

    IF THE STORY IS ABOUT AN OBAMA BACKER WHY IS HILLARY THE ACCOMPANYING CAPTION?
    CNN... YOUR PREJUDICE IS SHOWING ......AGAIN.

    April 30, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  8. WB, PSL

    Welcome Mr. Hill, Sir you've seen the light! Hillary & McCain supporters need to go on-line and see most economists comment in regards to Hillary & McCain gas tax credit. Both candidates wants to put more money into oil companies pocket!!! Only Obama get it.

    April 30, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. Barbara-California

    Why does Hillary have a "tailor" that makes her pant suit jackets larger on the bottom of them (thigh length) then the width at the shoulder? Why, if she is a "bottle bottom" don't they make her suits so that it doesn't emphacize that fact?

    With all those hundreds of millions of dollars in donations and honorarys she and Bill have made over the past ten years, you would think she would have a designer that could camouflage her wide hips and thighs.

    The botox in her cheeks is working well, maybe she is needing some "nip and tuck" in the neck area however.

    April 30, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  10. Emit

    On the Fence,

    Introduce Hillary at a rally,

    Get disgusted with her lies to the audiance,

    Give your endorsement to Obama.

    Sounds like a smart dude!

    ;o)

    April 30, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. Mae

    Lead Democratic in the House Hoyer backs Obama on NO to the gas tax fiasco.
    He said no way would the Dems in the House Support it.

    April 30, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  12. orlando

    Obama lies in order to get elected. He is so divisive.

    April 30, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    If you remember the Clinton's dirty laundry is not aired until after they get in the White House. Do you think Hillary will achieve getting anything done when those dirty little secrets are exposed, no she be busy fighting them. Democrats we need to rid ourselves of old baggage. Vote Obama.

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. danny

    Chelsea Clinton just bagged a superdelegate for her mother. The youngest Clinton is campaigning today in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A few moments ago, at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Luisette Cabanas, an unpledged superdelegate, announced her support for Clinton, giving the campaign the majority of automatic** delegates on the island.

    Chelsea and her entourage are being hosted by superdelegates Fransisco Domenech and Senate President Kenneth Mclintock.

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. sh

    Keep it rolling superdelegates need to show their support and bring this to an end. Do not let just talk by Sen Hillary overturn the will of the people.

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Norman

    Even the rodents had the brains to swim away from the titanic.

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  17. 28 year old White MAN in FLORIDA

    isnt this picture funny..... the guy is standing at a hillary campaghn event, but he is backing OBAMA

    I love it, CNN i still dont like u all b/c you wont expose the peter paul vs. clinton case////

    but that picture was clever

    OBAMA 08

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. Dan in CO

    Hilarious all these people who see "Rep." and think Republican.

    Could a Republican be a Democrat superdelegate?

    They wouldn't even let Lieberman be one.

    April 30, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. Kay-Arizona

    The DNC structured the Primaries and Caususes to allow Minority states first chance to select the Democratic candidate for President. (Per Howard Dean) Now the Obama people want to close the door before the other states get their say. Just what is going on here. "I got to vote and I cant care if you get to or not"? So much for the Party of the people and inclusion.

    Seems the Obama people want to make it "Party of the Obama people and exclusion of anyone else".

    April 30, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  20. DR. EVELYN HINTON-COOK

    tHANKS FOR YOR SUPPORT. i THINK YOU REALIZE THAT SENATOR OBAMA IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY, ONE WHO CAN UNIFY THE U.S., AND IS DEDICATGED TO MAKING THE POLITICAL PROCESS INCLUSIVE FOR ALL AMERICANS.

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  21. Fred

    If they continue to split another 50 delegates in the next three weeks and Obama breaks even on delegates from Indiana and North Carolina then this race is over.

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  22. David Goldman for OBAMA

    HOW MESSED UP IS THAT?

    TO KNOW HER IS NOT TO LOVE HER,

    NOT TO EVEN LIKE HER.

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  23. FactCheck

    > Smile in your face.
    > Stab you in the back.

    Isn't this Hilary's campaign slogan?

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  24. DELMARVA

    Ouch!!!! That's gotta hurt! (LOL)

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  25. Dana in north Carolina

    (What happened to my original comment written when there were only 20 posted?)

    Anyway .......I think this is a great thing, and will hopefully be a boon to Obama in Indiana, and hopefully many more will follow. This just makes my day. Hopefully we all come to realize TOGETHER WE CAN!

    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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