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. sheryl

    Can you superdelegates please keep coming, this must all come to an end!!!! We must stop this war of words it is killing our party

    April 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Matt

    Pay attention people. They've been matching SD for SD for quite some time. Also, Michigan and Florida are about to be seated in Clinton's favor. Don't jump the gun, this thing is far from over. The Clintons are at their best when threatened, and they fight for victory and always prevail. I don't want to trust my country in the hands of someone with no record. I am all about faith, but not when it comes to hiring the president of the United States. Another 4-8 years of accomplishments, and Obama can try again.

    April 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. canadian observer

    Excellent that the super delegates are finally making their endorsements. This will finally be all over by June 3. The rest of the world is watching and waiting and praying for President Obama. Not only is he a smart and good man, he will be a GREAT President.

    Obama '08, '12

    April 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. mitch from ark.

    so,she's not really gaining anything,since her 'big win',in penn.she just took her supporters for another 10 million dollars,deluding them into believing she can turn things around,when it's mathematically impossible for her to do so.i think she doesn't want to quit the race,until she's out of debt.

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. PA Mom

    Rep. Louis Capps of CA (longtime ties to Clintons)

    "He is challenging us to lift ourselves out of the ugliness that increasingly consumes Washington, where the heat of your argument counts for more than the light it should bring."

    Thank you, Rep. Capps!

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Eddie

    All SD need to commit now and open the door for democrats to heal and move on to the general election.

    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. JM


    April 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. kim palo alto

    How many of her superdeleagates have been promised positions in the west wing! She has lost all respectablity. She could get some of it back if she would bow out and back Obama as he will win anyway. If she doesn't, she'll lose her seat in the Senate.

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. Indy for Obama

    To quote Jon Stewart, I am SICK OF THIS!!!!!!

    Let the super-deluge continue. If everyone declares by the end of May, Hillary can bow out and we can get to the business of actually getting the Republicans out of the White House.

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. Wise Dem


    Super Delegates make the choice

    End this night mare

    Dem 08

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Dan, TX

    Clinton and Obama are both good candidates, either is better than McCain by a long shot.

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Juan from L.A.

    This is great for Obama. For Clinton to make up she needs to get twice the Superdelegates left than he does. So by June this will be wrapped up and he will get the nomination as anticipated.

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Sam

    Hillary is like the blind leading the blind. Let's finish this in Indiana. We will not be fooled by the millionaire, NAFTA loving, untruthful Clintons.

    April 30, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. Kay

    This is great...thank you to every superdelegate who is throwing their support behind Obama, lets keep em coming.

    OBAMA 2008

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

    Go Hillary. You can do it! Obama is slipping in the polls and releasing superdelegates to try and soften the blow. Keep matching him, then win what Obama called the tiebracker (indiana).

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

    Well I hope they aren't listening to Dean and just voting to get this over with. If Obama tanks in the general Dean will be hiding in the mountains of New Hampshire like Grizzly Adams. LOL

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

    This is an interesting pace for the super delegates. Things started to pick up last week, and now they are accelerating this week. At the rate the super delegates are going, this very well could be decided shortly after the NC and Indiana primaries.

    April 30, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Amy in Woodstock, NY

    It comes down to this, do we women want a third term for Bill Clinton? I don't think so.

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. John

    Tony get off that Xbox.It is agame!! Hillary is ahead of superdelegates tally.The way things are progressing,Hillary is just where she need to be.Pledged delegates are still galore. By the time the primaries are over,we will have a winner,for nomination and a key to contest General Election -That will be Hillary Rodham Clinton.Keep looking ahead!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. tigerakabj

    It's about time super D's. Put the Clintons away so they can go to jail over Watergate-like Peter Paul v. Clintons. I KNOW YOU GUYS DON'T WANT THAT TO COME OUT IF SHE IS THE NOMINEE. The neo-cons will bring out everything on Hillary from 1964 to the present. She won't even have a chance to explain herself. She won't be able to laugh that off.

    Thank you for being smart Super D's to get on the winning team. Obama 2008!

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. Obatala for obama

    remember she voted for the war,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, never forget that

    she also LIES, big time, never forget that

    she LIES LIES and LIES

    is vengeful

    she does not care who she destroys to get to power.. WEwill not forget...
    an d history will show who is the best choice
    but no more clintons not on our names and the names of our children..........

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  22. DJ in TX

    Superdelegates – Listen to the voters. They want this thing over already. Support whoever your going to support, but keep it coming.

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. BL-NYC

    Never done a thing for his State.
    Never done a thing for our country.
    Never owned a business.
    been in public office for a very short time.
    Can't make a decision to save his life.

    4 Years in Office... Priceless...

    NO YOU CAN'T!!!

    Clinton 2008

    April 30, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. Kim

    I believe that even those who have been a part of the old Washington have had their eyes opened. Hillary is definitely showing the country the nasty way to do things. The trouble is that she doesn't see any of this as wrong. "This is the fun part" said Hillary.

    April 30, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  25. Dusacre

    Super delegates keep going. A ratio 1 to 1 is just fine! This strategy gives the pledged delegates or the voters the final word.

    April 30, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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