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. lucyna

    Smart people make smart choices.

    That's right....Who realy wond PA?

    slowly but surely supers are drip drip for Obama!

    April 30, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Jim, Indiana

    Obama is unelectable and Dems can't afford to keep dreaming that it's otherwise!

    Hillary is the nominee and president we want!

    We don't want Jeramiah Wright in the White House and on the TV for the next 4 years!

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |


    GO PREACH AT A CHURCH!!!!!!!!!



    April 30, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. David

    guess my local congresswomen is supporting Barack, makes some sense, its one of the few counties in California that Barack won.

    HILLARY 08!

    April 30, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. An American in Canada

    All is working according to the Wright/Obama strategy.

    Wright suggested to the New York Times last year that he and Obama might have to do something of a distancing act in the run up to the election.
    “If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me,” Wright was quoted by The New York Times. “I said it to Barack personally, and he said, ‘Yeah, that might have to happen.’”

    Does this sound familiar to what has happened just two days ago?

    April 30, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. lucyna

    Be a good girl. Take your toys and go home. The party is over.

    April 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Rob

    If Dems want to win in Nov, Hillary is their only choice.

    BTW, I use to support Obama ...

    April 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. js

    Quit blaming Hillary for Barack's bad judgement! Super delegates need to side with a winner if they want to take back the White House!

    Why was it so hard for Barack to "divorce" Wright? Should have been a no brainer!

    How's he going to handle the really hard decisions a president has to make? (vote "present"?) The Wright controversy tells alot about Barack's decision making process – avoidance, denial, blame others....

    April 30, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Diane, MO

    We'll take them. I don't care how they vote, just vote. Let's move this process along. America is waiting for an answer.

    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Joe Regis

    You know, if Hillary does not drop out soon let's say by the end of next week, we will have a pretty good idea about her real motive. It is as if she is colluding with what she called the right wing to drap her own party down, and it seems she is oblivious to anything but her own desire regardless of the fact that it is too late for her to catch up to Obama.

    The party will unite behind Obama for a new dawn in America.

    America has an endless possibility to renew and change herself and Senator Obama represent that change and renewal.

    Go Obama Go!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. JB

    The reasons not to vote for Hillary:

    1) Whitewater: No one ever got to the botom of it, and Hillary (not Bill) made an incredible amount of money in a short time, it appears, as a payback. And of course the pardons of all involved

    2) Rose Law Firm: Look it up

    3) "I was always against NAFTA": LIE, and video proves it.

    4) "I brokered peace in Ireland": LIE

    5) Sniper Fire in Bosnia: Bold Faced Lie

    6) 35 years of experience: LIE

    7) "I had access to all NSC documents": LIE, she did not have the required clearance

    8) "Only Big States matter": Since when? I am sure the people in the small states aren't to happy about that

    9) "I will remove my name from the Michigan ballott, like everyone else": I guess she changed her mind, liar.

    10) "I will honor the decisions made by the DNC regarding MI and FL": Guess she changed her mind again, liar

    11) "Only pledged delegates count": I guess that it isn't the case anymore

    12) The Clinton Library, and the funding that they refuse to release. People millions of dollars were donated by individual donors. As Mr. Lecter would say, quid por quo Clarisse, quid pro quo.

    13) Midnight pardons of her brother and Bill's brother. Oh ya, and anyone involved with Whitewater.

    And finally,

    14) Mrs. Clinton, why was your campaign manager seen walking out of Vince Fosters office with paperwork, after he committed suicide and before the secret service were able to secure the room. This was confirmed under oath by secret service agents. And why did Mr. Foster "commit suicide".

    Look, there is no comparison to the baggage of Barack compared to Hillary. How could you ever vote for such a person. Her whole campaigned is based on a lie of 35 years experience.

    April 30, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  12. Jane, NC

    Sen. Obama has a delegate who is a family member of his press secretary? There isn't a rule against this?

    April 30, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. SBvoter

    Superdelegates-Obama will not win in the GE.
    Don't be afraid to cast your vote for the stronger candidate.
    Because as you well know the blue collar workers-the seniors-the hispanics-the women- will not vote for Obama in November.

    April 30, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. yvonne

    I am an Obama supporter, I don't hate on Hilary, she is just not my choice in this primary. But if, by chance she ends up being the nominee, I will cast my vote for her in November. I am a Democrate to the end. No matter what!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Dale Wise

    Good news – let's keep 'em coming!

    Let's get this thing over with, get Obama the nomination, and get prepared for November.

    Hillary – basic math – you cannot win. Think of somebody else for a change. The rest of the country perhaps?

    April 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. PCB

    "Obama is not mature enough, complex enough, experienced enough, tested enough, or been around the block enough to run the USA. Hillary is. End of discussion."

    I think you got your Obamas and Hillarys backwards

    April 30, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. Hillary Is For Hillary

    Hispanics will soon realize that Hillary is using them, like she used black people. Once she gets what she wants, she'll kick them to the curb as well. They'll find out soon enough, she is not their friend, but a selfish evil-doer who will stop at nothing for her own self-centered reasons.

    Obama = America
    Hillary = Hillary
    Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Young Voter


    As for Hillary staying on message, I watched every single candidate several times when they were in Iowa and not one candidate changed message more than Hillary Clinton. She pushed the fact that she was the inevitable, she pushed the fact she had experience, she pushed the fact that she was a woman, she said she was the only one that could "turn up the heat" on the Republicans. Not once did she talk to us about education, she never visited our campus unlike Edwards, Biden, Obama, Richardson, hell even Rudy and Huckabee, and Brownback showed up on our campus. She changed message and now we're seeing her try to tie all of these things together and it's working for some people. I love how people say they are voting for the children. Guess what, she never talked about a male child until Pennsylvania when she finally realized the youth vote was meaning something. If you want to watch politicians watch the crowds of people behind them. In Iowa, Obama and Edwards had people of all ages, races, and genders standing behind them, HIllary? She had the older women and men claiming to be voting for their children and grandchildren who were standing behind Obama, Edwards, Richardson, and Biden.

    April 30, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Oren Ovadia, California

    You Obama Supporters just don't get it. If Obama will be the nominee, he will never win over McCain. Never, never, never. The only person who can win over McCain is Hillary. Sad, but true. I know reality stinks!!!! The sad part is that we as Democrats, will lose the majority in the House and Senate. Obama has too many flows, his character just doesnt fit what he says.

    April 30, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. Christian, Tampa FL

    First of all, the President does not "run the USA." We are not electing a king or queen here.

    Second, the Democratic party should select Obama as the nominee in the likely event that he emerges with the most pledged delegates. This trickle of superdelegates is fun to watch, but things need to start happening more quickly now.

    April 30, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Tim

    Great News!!! The Super Delegates are finally getting off the pot!!! This will be be over after NC. Delegate count: Obama only needs 294 more. Keep em coming!!!!

    Obama 08/12!!!!

    April 30, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. Jim

    Obama is the man! He's going to be PRESIDENT OBAMA. I can't wait for January 21st when that happens... YAY....

    April 30, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. Aces full of Kings

    I would like to make one thing clear. John McCain is completely the opposite on both Hillary and Obama. His political stance does not represent your best interests. So if any of you are thinking of spite-voting for John McCain because Clinton or Obama is not the nominee, think again! A vote for McCain is political suicide and you are betraying your own conscience and convictions. Vote Democrat, no matter who is the nominee!

    April 30, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  24. America

    To Vig,

    The discussion will end when the last American votes. This is America, not China.


    April 30, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  25. Young Voter

    Anyone who wants to say Obama is not complex enough should go to his website and read. There are links to position papers he has written on every issue which go into great length and detail as to how to solve said problems.

    As a young man aspiring to be a diplomat to represent the United States it is this kind of leadership I would be proud to serve. We need to talk to everyone, including Iran. Which is something the old guard like Hillary and the Republicans are unwilling to do.

    April 30, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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