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. tyler

    these superdelegates flocking to obama seem just as ill-informed about who an actually carry this thing in fall as the people who voted for him in the primaries.

    the longer this thing goes, the more we're learning about obama that 1)goes against his message and 2)speaks volumes of his (at this time) ill-preparation to lead our country out of the mess we're in.

    broad strokes won't sell it for me, and the more hillary fights him off, the better. she is tested and ready. he can't even show up to his one term in senate enough to cast important votes that aren't geared toward painting him as read for the presidency.

    should he get the nomination, this country will, in all likelihood, continue its dismal downward spiral.

    April 30, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Moses, Ca.

    Media please let Rev. Wright go. What more can be said about him and Obama. What will it take to stop. The voters " DON'T " want to know anymore, we already do. Please talk more about the daily tracking polls and issues.


    April 30, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. D-mo-Crat

    Go Supers...it's you birthday....get your game on....let's play


    April 30, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Montana is Obama Country

    Rep. Lois Capps, represents a California’s central coast district, is the third member of Congress to announce their endorsement of Senator Obama.

    Hillary cannot catch up and her TAX HOLIDAY RELIEF is more costly to Americans..

    Barack has been quoted by economic strategists- BARCKS plan is the ***BEST*** for americans and the right one.

    Looks like the abc's....................Anybody BUT Clinton...

    Yes... We.. Can..

    April 30, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    Congratulation Obama, we are almost home!

    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’

    April 30, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. Jeremy

    The recent string of Super Delegate endorsements should really be worrying for the Hillary team. With all the problems surrounding Rev. Wright, one would think that Hillary would not only be picking up big swaths of uncommitted Supers, but potentially taking some away from Obama. This is clearly not happening and in fact, Obama is picking up way more than he will probably need to clinch the nomination. So long as he wins NC and OR and remains competitive in the remaining primaries, he will likely only need about 25% of the remaining Supers to clinch this thing.

    Needless to say, Hillary is in a really really precarious spot.

    April 30, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. Michelle


    Keep pulling 'em Barack!

    April 30, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  8. Ken

    I cannot believe that there are so many "blind" people that are following the "Pied Piper" (Obama). Obama will not have what it takes to beat McCain in November, so I suggest to ALL of you to stop following the "Pied Piper" and get behind Hillary Clinton, so that she WILL be able to beat McCain in November.

    I do not want a "Rookie" to become our next President! There is still the question (and I believe that everyone should think about) of Rev. Wright. How can anyone belong to a church for 20 years and not have some of the hate that Wright has for the USA, as well as the "White" people? How can someone sit in the pews and listen to such utter nonsense?

    WAKE UP AMERICA! Let us ALL get behind Hillary Clinton and push her over the finish line! So that a person with the talent, skills, knowledge and experience can beat McCain, and go on to becoming our nest President.

    April 30, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  9. NickNas

    This just proves that Hillarys " BIG" Win in PA didn't impress anyone. She always takes credit for wins she SHOULD get and dimiss' all defeats as having no meaning.

    NONE of her wins have been as large as most of Obamas wins over her but you don't read about those. She keeps getting by with small numbers when Obama has beaten her by as much as 50%

    April 30, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. Peter

    At the end of the primary everybody will go to HILLARY.
    the most qualified and prepared to win in November.
    HILLARY 08

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Jason, Omaha, NE

    I agree, 5 superdelegates for Obama and 4 for Clinton since Pennsylvania, this is not what she was hoping for. She can't afford to split 50/50 anymore, she is too far behind. If Obama wins NC by 10+ points and Indiana is about even, can she stay in?

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. Hillary ONLY 08

    If the Democrats want to WIN the election in November, the Superdelegates NEED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON!
    End of Story! Obama will NEVER win!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. BL-NYC

    The fantastic version...
    Senator Clinton is the only one electable against the Republicans...
    The inexperience and the Rev. wright alone make him BBQ for the Republicans...
    Sorry to burst the Obamite bubble but this guy did not play the game right, he just had a lot of money to throw around...

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. Chuck, Oregonians for Obama

    This is becoming more interesting every day. I wonder where it will all end as the end is coming faster than thought. There is less than 6 weeks till the final primary. I am begining to wonder if it will go the distance.

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  15. MSmsdD

    Hiliary, Hiliary, go away and don't come back even on a rainey day!!

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  16. Justin

    Keep it coming supers.

    April 30, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  17. Brandon

    Obama has a bunch in his back pocket to play when he sees fit. He will stay one ahead of her today no matter how hard she tries to tie

    April 30, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  18. Fernandez

    If Clinton and Obama continue to split the superdelegate as they are doing right now; It means that time is running out for Clinton, since she is trailing by 130 delegates.

    April 30, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  19. Rick from NJ

    Senator Obama is not being fair.
    He has misled the American people.
    He ought to support Hillary and let's win the election

    April 30, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  20. Kevin

    It's great that there coming out, but they're as evenly split as the other factors in the race – popular vote, pledged delegates... oh wait, Obama's winning that metric, and popular vote can't really be measured due to the f-ups in Ohio, Michigan and then of course, the four caucaus states.

    So, maybe a one-on-one hoops tournament to solve this – for the Obama fans, or a shots tourney for the Clinton fans.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Michael

    The un-pledged number keeps dropping and the more they trade super delegates the harder the road for Hillary. She's at an almost impossibility now. I'm afraid Hillary the time has come to bow out gracefully. It was a good run, but we have got to get this party unified.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  22. Portland, OR

    I cannot for the love of anyone's life understand the Hypocrisy within the Obama camp. Someone please enlighten me as to HOW Rev. Wright attributing his hate mongering to scriptures from the "Bible" any different and less offensive from an Imam or a Mullah's hateful preachings in some Afghani Madrasa attributing them to their holy book Koran?. You know they too have had "bad" experiences under the hands of the west/GWB or the soviets and etc. But THAT does not make it wRIGHT.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  23. Gail

    Since PA, Obama 10, Clinton 6....who won PA????

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  24. Ben

    Obama only needs 134 delegates to make it impossible for Hillary to have the majority. Keep them rolling in, time to get on with the real fight – Obama / McCain.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  25. Independent

    Sweet – bring 'em all out! Let's get this thing finished!

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
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