April 30th, 2008
12:32 PM ET
14 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. Susan / PA

    Obama with his strength, judgement and integrity will always be a step ahead of Clinton

    Thank You Supers for knowing Obama is the best choice for our country and diplomacy.

    YES WE CAN 08

    April 30, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Tim Stringer

    I thought California went for Clinton ? It sounds like superdelegates aren't paying attention to how their states voted .Thats interesting .

    April 30, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  3. Daniel M, El Paso TX

    Its over if it continues at this pace for Sen. Clinton. SHE NEEDS to a large percentage of the super delegates in order to win and over the last week it seems her and Sen. Obama are splitting them 50/50. Its over and given her deficit and his literally insurmountable lead at this point it is time to drop out.

    April 30, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Chris Gorham

    Well, Hillary is not exactly making up too much ground, one thought is that she should drop out once Obama takes the lead in SD's....for which he was behind over 100 a few months ago, now down to 20 and counting.

    April 30, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Go Obama.......more are coming !!!! Some big ones !!!!!!!!!!! The Express is warming up and will leave the station Wed 5/7...next stop??? the nomination in Denver............

    April 30, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. Kenneth Ludwig

    This is not Democrat vs. Democrat. It's a good, solid Democrat pitted against Clinton, Inc. Congressman Clyburn was absolutely pointing in th right direction. Hillary is accomplishing nothing except to ensure that Obama cannot win in November, and thus pave the way for another go-around in 2012. What arrogance! She would sacrifice the next four years to McCain/Republicans so that she and Bill can reclaim the "birthright" four years hence.

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  7. NOBAMA

    YES!! I can not wait until Clinton is out of it so we can focus on the issues and Obama can get shut down by the republican party. It will be a happy day when Obama is gone!!

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  8. Ponder this

    Hillary is only getting 40 + percent of superdelegates and oBama is getting about 50+ since PA.....Hillary needs 80% and Obama needs 30+ so tell me people Rev Wright who......it doesn't look good Clintons.......Obama keep banking em

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. tina

    Like I said...keep those Superdelegates coming. They are starting to realize the longer Hillary drags this out, the more she is going to hurt the party. Sweet Dreams Hillary!

    Barack 08!!

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Vahe

    CNN, try to keep balance and discuss the following issues!!!

    HRC's (current) pastor—-Molestation of 7 year old

    Peter Paul vs. Clintons—- 17 Million Dollar Law Suit

    These cases are currently being heard in the court system. Why can't we have open discussion on CNN in this regard?

    April 30, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. @americans

    let's wrap this thing up supers!

    Go Obama – all the way to the WHITE HOUSE!

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  12. Sante

    Fox, I still do not know who is that guy Obama and why he deserves sooo much attention?
    What he has done sooo outstanding for the country? Controversies one after other!
    Is that the best that we can have out of 300 000 000?

    And one more question: Why Hillary Clinton is not good enough for us? Oh, yaaa, she is not that cool and entertaining!!!
    We do not need serious and heard working President and beside she is a woman! That is not cool at all!!

    I love you Hillary!

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  13. bigben

    Most of Obama supporters are AA. They usually don't goto the polls during ge. Obama is going will one state just like you know who.

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

    Why are superdelegates supporting a candidate who just rolled over on the guy he said was like a family member, and presided over his marriage and prayed with him before his run for the Presidency? Now Obama is calling Wright a spectacle. What a spineless, gutless, political maneuvering wimp. He caved to the media and pundits pressure. I would have had a lot more respect for him if he had stuck to his guns. Can't he think for himself ? The bigger problem is that superdelegates and supporters like Russert rush in to keep bailing him out. Do they care about Democrats winning in November? If so, then what are they doing?????? This guy will sink us.

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. Barb

    Where are all the people that spent the last month on here standing up for Rev. Wright ?? Now that Obama has disowned him, over offending him politically, does that mean you all recant your previous ugly comments on the issue?? Apology accepted!

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  16. Firm Support of Obama

    Calling all superdelegates...please endorse Obama. He is the only candidate willing to put himself on the line. He is the only candidate with sincere integrity. He is the only candidate who will tell the American people the truth...period, point blank. Denouncing Rev. Wright was the best decision. That man acted a fool at the press conference and this had to be done. Do you so-called blue-collar workers honestly believe Hillary Clinton will actually bite the hand that feeds her and her husband's bank account–WAKE UP!! and listen to the truth and that is OBAMA. I wonder why the story has not broke about Hillary's pastor molesting a 7 year-old. Talk about fairness. One can not be responsible for the stupidity of his or her pastor...

    OBAMA '08/'12

    April 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  17. shelly

    Obviously the superdelegates have made up their mind who they want to vote for, it's Obama. They come slowly for him so as not to rip the party apart and completely anger the already rabbid hillary suporters

    April 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  18. Thomas

    Drip...drip...drip. This is almost as much fun as waiting for a leaking faucet to fill up the tub.

    April 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Adam in INdy

    So the way this thing is going... at the end of the race,

    She'll have more Votes

    He'll have more States

    They will both have the same number of Pledged Delegates...

    Then What?

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

    Barack Obama will be the United State of America new President. Hilliary tells too many LIES! She will say or do anything to win. People go visit the Clinton Legacy website and you will see the truth about the Clinton that the media won't report

    April 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. Deb of RI

    Remember all of you who want to get this over with...the people have the final say come November. Obama's a wolf in sheep's clothing. More will come out and more of you will wish you didn't vote for this guy in the primaries.

    Dems are playing the foolish card.

    April 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  22. CW in DC

    OK now... CNN might have me sitting on the edge of my desk chair all day watching the ticker for new announcements and lickin' my chops.

    April 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  23. Blue

    Duh!!! ALL IN THE FAMILY!

    Rep. Lois Capps is supporting Barack Obama. (Capps is the mother-in-law of Obama Press Secretary Bill Burton.) I guess Lois was always a Clinton supporter who now endorses Obama. Same Old Polictics!

    Hillary or McCain 08

    April 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. James

    There is no more information the supers need to make decision. Make your decision, I don't care who you go for. What else do you they need? Dakota's results?

    April 30, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  25. gerald strother

    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. Do the math Barack Obama 1491 Pledg Hillary Clinton 1332 Pledge OBAM HAS 159 MORE WILL BE MORE AFTER NC SO it is over for HER

    April 30, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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