April 30th, 2008
12:32 PM ET
15 years ago

Superdelegate deluge

(CNN) - The superdelegate deluge continued Wednesday afternoon with the announcement of two new endorsements.

Luisette Cabanas, an unpledged superdelegate from Puerto Rico, is backing Hillary Clinton. California Rep. Lois Capps is supporting Barack Obama. (Capps is the mother-in-law of Obama Press Secretary Bill Burton.)

So far, the Clinton campaign has released the names of four new superdelegate supporters in the last 24 hours, and the Obama campaign has named five.

soundoff (333 Responses)
  1. Raum

    PA didn't do jack for Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Venus

    California congresswoman with long ties to both Clintons will announce her endorsement of Barack Obama today, a campaign source said.

    Rep. Lois Capps, who represents a district on California’s central coast, is the third member of Congress to announce an endorsement of Senator Obama Wednesday, the day after he responded sharply to one of the deepest crises of his campaign, a confrontational and, he said, “appalling” set of remarks by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The campaign is using the flurry of endorsements to shore up political support and demonstrate the frontrunner’s continuing strength.

    April 30, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. vanchav

    Who won PA again???

    Seems like Obama did

    April 30, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. Theresa in Minneapolis

    Could it be they're listening to Howard Dean? LOL...

    It's nice to see they're finally coming out of the closet and making a stand for the candidate they believe in. I hope this is a new trend and that more will follow suit.

    April 30, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. Michael

    This is exciting, I'm wondering if what I said about more SD's choosing a side all day today will actually come true?

    I'll have to wait and see.

    Obama 2008.

    April 30, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  6. Ca Native

    Thank to Rev Wright... the first real chance of electing an African American is fading fast. Oddly – it was the man's black pastor which brought him down.... the same pastor who blames whitey for all the problems.


    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  7. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Great news for the Democratic Party! Let's get this thing over with and move on to John McCain.


    April 30, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. Vote for Honesty; Watch the sniper fire.

    The superdelegate's are falling like nine pins for Obama.

    From now on, Hillary needs something like 2 supers (at least) for every 1 new one that Obama gets, just for her to break even. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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

    more power to obama, i belive that all the delegates can see through the clintons i cant wait for the indiana primary so we can finally move forward!!!!!!!!!! with obama as our nominee!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  10. Lets Get Ready for Change!

    Common on superdelegates... Lets get this thing over with!

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. alice2

    Great ! I hope the other Superdels follow suit. It's about time. Hillary 's negative attacks on Barack is only helping McCain. She(Hillary) is trying to hurt Barack & in doing so is hurting the Dem Party.

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. chicago chris

    back and forth, back and forth. ugh. will Clinton drop out yet?

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  13. Ready for Change

    I hope they get on board with Hillary, because Hillary is the only democrat in this race that can win a general election. There is no way Obama will ever be elected, we will be in the same boat Democrats have found themselves in too many times already. Nobody, not even most of the Democrats, want a left wing liberal nut who hangs out with racist, terrorist, American hating people his whole life while giving speeches about "hope."

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  14. obama lover

    well great maybe we can move on to more important issues like saving our country and i know obama can
    yes we can

    April 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  15. Mek, WA

    OH Hillary, Oh poor Hillary. she started the game and now she is speeding up the closure of the Clinton dynasty. If the super delegates continue to come out at this pace she will be out before end of May.
    Bye Hilary
    GO Obama Nation '08, 2012 with wise superdelegates and smart citizens!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  16. Tony

    In the immortal words of the announcer guy from Mortal Kombat... "FINISH HER!" They can trade superdelegates all day long, but that won't do much good for Hillary, considering she's still DOWN over 130 pledged delegates already!

    Obama '08.

    April 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  17. ART in TX

    I'm so glad they are coming out!!!!!!!!!!! Back Clinton or Back Obama but back someone already!

    April 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  18. jodi

    Its about time those SD stop the long drawn out primary. All you SD declare now. We dems cannot wait to show the Americam people the empty policies of John McCain. It occured to me after hearing McCain's gas prices policy and his health care policy is that he has no solid plan for America. His only policy he had was to say "the surge is working" and now that there are other important issues at the forefront other than the war he is lost. Think about it all.

    April 30, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  19. william

    Wolf i guess Donna B is cleaning out her desk and getting ready to resign. It does appear that the Nomination is going to be decided by the Supers and as I recall she said if it came to that I will resign my position. It's too bad that HRC has driven us to this point.

    April 30, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  20. Nancy

    And the race is on.....and it's Obama by a nose; no, make that ahead by a mile.. There really are some smart men and women in this country and i am proud of them.


    April 30, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  21. NoMoreBillorHillaryClintonInWhiteHouse

    Why are some of the Superdelegates Supporting Hillary don't they know she can not win they must be idiots.

    April 30, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |

    I guess when Hillary wins the Indiana contest and future contests. More superdelegates will flock to her. Even the superdelegates who had pledged to Obama will switch to her. Remember....the question here is electability. Obama has a lot of baggage. Do you want Mcain to win in November?

    April 30, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |

    Keep 'em coming! Now is the time to declare yourselves!

    April 30, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  24. Moses, Ca.

    The flood gates are opening now. Who will get washed away. Not Obama, he has the life raft of support.
    Obama 08/12

    April 30, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  25. checkpoint


    April 30, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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