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. Realistic

    Hillary ABSOLUTELY MUST win 2 superdelegates to every 1 that Barack wins to even maintain a slight chance of getting the nomination. If she simply stays even with Barack in superdelegates, very quickly she will find that she needs 3 superdelegates for Barack's ever one, and then it IS mathematically over.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  2. John

    This is a request from me to the moderator: I suspect someone is using my email to blog on your articles.From now on,anybody who blogs on my email adress is not authorised by me.In the next two hours,I am off the PC.Thanks.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Lynn

    The Republicans will eat Obama alive if he is the nominee. We don't want a continuation of Bush policies. Voting for Hillary is our best option.

    April 30, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. Peg

    I certainly hope these aren't supers Obama "has had already in his pocket" and he's just bringing them on because Hillary is on a bit of a "roll" here. We'll see. It would be great to get this thing closer so Obama can reach his 2024 very, very soon.

    Obama, respond to Hillary's ad in Indiana, you were right in the judgement you made regarding NOT supporting the gas tax. There were a couple economists on this morning and they both said it would only be a temporty fix (pandering) and would cost us in the long run and depleat the monies set aside for infrastructure work. People need to know this. Get goin' Obama, move faster!

    April 30, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. Marc in DeKalb, IL

    It's about time that some superdelegates are stepping up to their responsibilities to the party.

    April 30, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Bill

    WAY TO GO HILLARY, if you get 63% of everything left, Barack still has the delegates he needs. Get people to keep donating to your cause, I mean, what else would they spend their hard earned money on, gas? food? their mortgage? it's only a recession.

    p.s. I love the way you took Barry Goldwater's ideas about Viet Nam and reapplied them to Iran, brilliant.

    April 30, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  7. CA climatologist

    It's a good thing we found out about the political philosophy that Obama has been listening to for the paast 20 years. Now the supers can do the smart thing and cast a vote for a qualified nominee, Hillary.

    Hillary '08

    April 30, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  8. Ed

    Go Hillary!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  9. michelle20

    i think the Superdelegates realize that yes we will hear about the Rev. Wright issue in Novemeber, but it's ONE issue! if they had more we would have heard it long before now. If Hill is the nominee we will be reliving all of the scandals of the 90's -every last thing Bill or Hillary ever did to tick off the American people or to cause them to question their honesty will be aired constantly. Add that to a divided party if Hill somehow wins the nomination based on the superdlegates and it will be a disaster for the Dems. Obama is the only chance for the Dems in 08.

    April 30, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  10. Coretta

    Hillary is not a leader she is a follower. She jumped on the wagon with the Republicans to vote for the war in Iraq. Now she is saying she is sorry for voting that way. She is doing it again with the gas tax holiday, that she knows nothing about. It looked good from Mcains point of view and again she followed. If you do the math, the gas tax holiday will save each individual $28 in a 3 month period. It will cost 300,000 jobs in the US. The gas tax is used to rebuild roads and bridges. Losing this money will cost thousand of job losses She is using this gas tax holiday as a political gain. I would love to see it back fire like Nafta, which she also voted for and is now against. Hillary is not making good choices and I would not want her answering the phone at 3am. The only bad decision on Obama is his choice of pastors. Hillary is making bad political decisions.

    April 30, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  11. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Hillary's lead in supers has shrunk to 21 from over 100, 3 months back. it looks like it's Obama who won PA.

    April 30, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  12. Paul, Albany New York

    Blah blah blah.... all of you Obama supporter's are a joke. Do you really think he's going to win, even if he does secure the DEM nomination?

    Rev. Wright has FOREVER damaged/forced out the real Obama, he's lost a lot of the independent votes already. Not to mention, a HUGE percentage of Hillary Clinton supporter's (Democrats) will DEFINITELY support McCain in the general, like me. Don't forget, he needs Hillary's supporter's to win.

    I can't wait to hear all the whining by the Obama-morons in November when John McCain wins by the biggest landslide in US history.

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  13. tda

    LET'S KEEP THIS GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bad news for clinton

    In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

    Why wont CNN be fair… hillary clintons pastor just was charged with child molestion for touching a 7 year old girl her pastor name is Rev. William Procanick …. and why isnt cnn reporting the peter paul vs.. clinton case…. 17 million dollar law suit that they have aginst them…. in cally…..

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  14. Grant

    Lets see how many Cinton has in her deck, I think the Obama campaign is toying with her,,let her bleed out her Supers as they gleefully match em 1/1...both sides have them lined up..she needs to take him 2-1, not match, so far he has her 2-1 since Penn,,,BY teh weekend, she might out.....good strategy, then the voters of NC and Indy, really know this is over.

    Called calling the bluff....The cupboard for the Clintons must be pretty bare, if she has to make a case to convince the Supers to support her, this obviously means she does not have them! Obama has not made Supers a focal point of his recent campaign, which means HE HAS THEM! He may play more to catch her in the Super column of take a slight lead before May 6

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  15. LISA

    This just goes to show that she is NOT more alectable than Obama.. it the supers thought so they would be jumping behind her... APPARENTLY NOT!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  16. Greg, NY

    the thing is... elector votes in the general election are not divided evenly... like the primaries are... therefore if you look at who took the states that matter... hillary is the clear front-runner for the democratic nomination... please do not let the "red states" screw us all again with their nomination

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  17. Laurel

    Let the Superdelegate domino cascade continue! At this rate, we may know the Democratic nominee BEFORE the next scheduled primaries. Keep it up!

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. Linda. Boston, MA

    Haha, we can play this game all day Hillary! You release one, we'll release one... maybe two. Word is Obama has at least 20 more waiting in the wings. This is VERY bad news for Hillary. Even if they split the remaining superdelegates down the middle, Hillary will still lose. She has to grab something like 65-70% of the remaining superdelegates AND pledged delegates, and so far she is doing less than 40%. Most of them since PA (actually, since Texas/Ohio.... actually since Super Tuesday) have gone to Obama by a huge majority.

    The writing is on the wall... can you read it?

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. LLOYD

    Expect the Clinton Attack Machine to be in full-force any second now. I can hear the headline now:

    "Hey wait a minute! Whoever said that a fight was a bad thing??? There have been much more contentious primaries in the past. Just look at the late 60's early 70's Democratic Primaries for example – those primaries were hotly contested too, yet the party still survived."

    – Howard Wolfson

    Yes Mr. Wolfson, that is correct, there have been some heated primaries in the past as well, however, do you remeber what happened to the Demorcratic nominee during the General Election after the party primaries were over???? Oh thats right....THEY LOST!!!!

    History....it's a tricky thing

    April 30, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. Real Mccoys for Obama

    They're getting aboard the OBAMA TRAIN!!! Super delegates, let's keep this up so the democrats can get ready for the general electon.

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. latevi

    Go Obama

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. chuck

    This whole thing has become so mean spirited between the two sides of the Democratic party that the Republican Party is looking more and more appealing. At this point the Democratic party is more divided than ever. The DNC should have stepped in along time ago. I have never voted republican in my life, but I will this time. At this point I can't stand Obama or Clinton, or any of their supporters. Wait until November when the Republican party wins in a landslide. Bye Bye Democrats. I also want my donations to the Democratic party back!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. Pompey

    Just ordered me a supersize meal to go with the superdelegate count. Yummy!!!
    YES WE CAN! Obama '08

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. Peter in Canada

    The single most important thing to consider in selecting a candidate for the presidency is HONESTY. All politicians lie to some extent, some are just naive, however if you have a president (and you do) that is not trustworthy, then you are sunk!
    1. McCain's health plan is not a health plan. Clinton's universal health plan is not achievable and is incompatible with private insurance. In Canada private health insurance is illegal! Obama's plan might see a large number of new folks insured and see some portability in health care plans. In the final analysis America will probably never see more than 90% of its citizens with health care.
    2. Windfall profits tax on energy companies will result in less domestic drilling and lower reserves or supplies of oil and natural gas thus driving up import costs and thus simply increasing costs of both commodities. America needs a DRASTIC change in its energy policy, not tinkering!
    3. America desperately needs a national infrastructure "Marshall Plan" as Huckabee suggested. It is the one form of Government investment that stays within America's borders, stimulates job creation, pays well and stimulates the domestic (not foreign) economy.
    4. The only way to decrease the price of oil is to increase fuel efficiency through domestic R&D and therefore reduce demand. This R&D is only possible, if it is to remain patent protected, if Clinton like "free trade" policies are vastly curtailed.
    5. Obama promises change, maybe yes maybe no. It is imperative that very drastic change occur or else America's economy will be shot! America needs drastic changes to the allocation of wealth within the country and a fundamental re-allocation of the "American Dream".
    6. Intensive Government oversight and regulation are obviously needed. It is readily apparent that too few folks understand the complexity of the current economy, and that the benchmarks and analyses of the Regan era are insufficient to properly evaluate or monitor America's complex economy. Globalization and corporatism have drastically altered the economic landscape – forever!

    Obama speaks of hope, and I hope you are listening because the same ole same ole is a recipe for disaster!

    April 30, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. goodcitizen

    Obama will never win GE! Yesterday's speech he had to distance himself from that evil racist was too late. American people will never forget those images of that racist. Obama uses those people and now he wants to throw them out. It's hard to believe how American people will forgive this.

    Hillary is a real deal. She is very smart, tough, and strong. She is the ONE really can CHANGE OUR NATION. The world will respect America again.

    Go Hillary, We love you!

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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