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.

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  1. Veterans For Obama

    A real Democrat,

    I agree...I have stated numerous times, when the smoke clears, whoever is left standing, I will support 100%. I will even replace my Obama bumper sticker w/ a Hillary sticker (even though I will feel like a pansy), but the party is more important, nay the country is more important.There is way too much at stake to get bitter and turn this thing over to Grandpa Munster.

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. Robert

    John Smith,
    I think that it is funny to see democrats who voted for and praised Bill Clinton, even in the face of impeachment, now throw him and his wife under the bus. We know politicians are hipocrits and change their mind like the wind. We expect it. They ALL do it, whether they are republican, democrat, or independent. It doesn't matter they all do whatever it takes to get elected. I had to listen to so many democrats talk about how great Bill Clinton was for 8 years and I am sure you are one of the ones running your mouth, but now your tune has changed. You and people like you ar no different than the politicians that lie to the American people just to get elected. I personally do not care if Obama or Clinton get the nomination, either way I am voting for McCain.

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. J. Sully, New York

    Good for Obama. The clintons and McSame are such double talkers. The average American can't make hide nor hair of what the heck they're saying and that's the way HRC and McSame want it – Feeding the American public complete BS!!! I agree with John Smith. I can't believe people eat up all these lies!!! I can't believe the Clinton followers – after what happened in the white house. Talk about dirty players. Bill was the worst and she's just as bad – power hungry maniacs who'll stop at nothing to get back in that oval office, maybe for more "really dirty" politics.

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. Sylvia Johnsen

    As the final elections are getting closer, it is clear Clinton may not expect any votes from the Superdelegates, no matter how she fares in the upcoming elections. Each time she wins some, a few Obama superdelegates cut loose and make sure Obama stays in a comfortable lead. Senator Edward Kennedy and the "old Dems-insider" have gotten their wish: By pushing an African-American to "steal" her base, they succeeded tenfolds. All he had to do was show-up and say the same thing Hillary said the day before. I ask you: What kind of a leader is that?

    American media is at fault, avoiding tuff questions to Obama, instead adressing Clinton at every corner. Raising legitimate concerns like: Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton!? If anything was done to explain Obama media used the official familiy background from his book. Not until after the Texas-primary did the media really look at the delegate number and realise she won elections, but he was in the lead. Then we got to see the clips from the Trinity Church Pastor and spiritual leader of the Obama-campaign; then they started to push him more for concrete answers, and guess what: He can't give them, which is why he no longer want to debate.

    Wright is not important. Wright is a man proud of the work he's done, and rightly so. What is important is that Obama who is running for President is a construction to beat Hillary Clinton. A shallow construction as such; a smoothtalker put where he is by a silent Machievallian opposistion inside the Democratic Party. These people gave you John Kerry, when you could have elected Howard Dean!

    To win 96% of the vote is a luxury reserved for Dictators, but Obama did it and you should think effectively this should stop Clinton cold. But it hasn't. Hillary is where she is today because of her strenght across the board with voters. I should anger those voters a lot that their trusted elects are willing to gamble losing to McCain just make a point.

    Hillary 08, you bet'ya!

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. JOSH

    Obama's personal pastor did more than anyone else to take the glow off his campaign by dismissing the Illinois senator as just "a politician."

    "He goes out as a politician and says what he has to say as a politician," Wright said in his interview Friday night with PBS journalist Bill Moyers. "I continue to be a pastor who speaks to the people of God about the things of God."

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |

    No matter how you slice that cake. Hillary Clinton is a lier and a cheat and she used the Press to try to slander Rev. Wright, and Senator Obama. Rude, crude and disgusting.


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

    Here comes Wrights response to Obama. LOL, The freak show will not stop with Obama and Wright.
    SUSA polls show Obama with a 5 point lead in NC.

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

    Your Obama is phony, slick politician who uses people to climb carrier and then throw them away when no more needed.
    He used Wright and other extremists to launch to big politic in Chicago, now – bye-bye , Wright.
    He is completely untrustworthy. No chance to win GE.
    Superdelegates, think if you still have some brain and courage

    April 30, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. kelly WI

    Obama is paying elected Supers for their next campaign.
    Delegates can change their minds at convention.
    Supers are afraid of riots in Denver if its given to Hillary.
    They will look to see who they think is the most electable in Nov. regardless of what they are saying now.
    Neither is electable in the fall.
    Vote straight Rep so we can become energy indepentant starting NOW.
    Hillary is the leader of the pack for Pork for NY this year. 2.3 Billion. Must be cozing up for her next senate run.
    McCain 08

    April 30, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. DAniel

    Keep keeping on Hillary. We need you! Please do not allow Obama and Wright to take the White House.

    Hillary 08

    April 30, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. No Obama

    I do not know how any superdelegate could go for Obama knowing his background of unsavory relationships. His own wife is not exactly a lover of America from her statements.

    I will never cast a vote for Obama – this Country will be sorry if Obama gets the Presidency. He has proven himself to be not trustworthy.

    April 30, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. Former Republican

    DEAR WALMART- I want to thank you for forcing American manufacturers to move to China to provide cheaper costs for Walmart to profit from. I really want to thank Walmart for being responsible for shipping all of these middle income jobs across the Pacific to the SouthEast Asia, and providing these layed off AMERICAN workers $8 hr jobs with NO benefits. Wasn't HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON on the board of directors at Walmart?

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. Louis

    It is time for 50 of the undeclared but clearly leaning Obama Super Delegates to show their support. If for no other reason than to show the Clintons that this is not 'their' party to with as they please. This gas taax holiday debacle clearly shows that HRC does not have the necessary judgement to be commander in chief.

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  14. Jerome

    FYI All- I am also an independent voter. I am for Obama. Base on the stats – using he CNN delegate counter – if Hillary wins every contest from here on out by a 60% to 40% margin (which will never happen) and gain 55% of the remaining Superdelegates she will still come up short and Obama will still get over the 2025 delegate count. She should get out.

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. Jack Walden

    These "super elegates" on the verge of going down as "super idiots" need to get there act together and takes sides before Hillary suicide-bombs the whole party.

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  16. virginia nielsen

    I don't know what she is still trying to do... maybe win the nomination with less popular vote, less pledged delegates etc...she should get out of this race and let Senator Obama unite the Party behind him to defeat McPain in November!!! OBAMA 2008-2012 !!!

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  17. Valdez

    Mr goodcitizen, What PROOF do you have that Barack Obama CANNOT win the general election? There is no empirical data to justify said argument, in particular when polls like Rasmussen have him leading/competitive with John McCain in states like Colorado. I suggest you bring some data to justify your posotions going forward. You sound bad.

    April 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  18. Jay

    After Hillary wins Indiana and comes close in NC they will all start backing Hillary. Some will even change sides from Obama to Hillary!

    April 30, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  19. Randy

    Let's get to work for Obama,

    Fight hard but fair,


    April 30, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. Snowcat

    Last chance to buy your ticket on the Titanic if your a super delegate for Obama. Go ahead . ruin the party's chances in Nov. Don't you see how unpopular he is among some( MOST) of our older voters....Remember the ones that actually show up and vote. I have held my nose and voted for the Dem. every time they have run an out of touch super Liberal who the Republicans will successfully present as unpatriotic and out of touch. Not this time.Drink the Kool
    Aid. Just don't come crying to us to raise money or save the party AGAIN. We will work to get a Dem House and Sennate but the top of the ticket's loss will be on your heads.

    April 30, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  21. kelly WI

    CA has a whole bunch of Supers. They are choosing by how their district voted.

    April 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. Jen B.

    By the time Hillary is done with her negative campaigning, and Obama is the nominee, the Clinton legacy will be in tatters. They have only themselves to blame.

    April 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  23. lulu

    After BO's dismal showing in the last debates, and the Rev. Wright flare-up (again), how any superdelegate in their right mind could support this man is beyond me. He cannot articulate his thoughts (stumbling over words), he is a novice, and his wife is nowhere to be found. What is really amazing is the superdelegates, if they give the nod to BO, have set the dems up for defeat in November by thinking Hillary supporters will have time to "heal" and will throw their votes to him. Guess what? Ain't going to happen. Our votes will go to McCain. At least he has no doubt about being an American, and is proud to be one.

    By the way, all you BO supporters constantly talking about "Hillary lies" or "Hillary is polarizing" or "Hillary has too much baggage". YOUR CANDIDATE DOES ALL THIS TOO, BUT YOU PEOPLE LIE ABOUT IT. Come to think about it, all of us lie. Go right ahead and try to dispute it.

    April 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  24. K-DIDDY

    Lets see Obama 10 Superdelgates, Hillary 6 Superdelegates since Penn....I am confused...who won Penn again?? LOL

    April 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  25. Andrew Toyinbo

    I just wonder why those who are close to the Clitons are leaving them for Obama. Does this not puzzle you out there?

    April 30, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
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