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. Rick from NJ

    Democrats wake up!
    Obama is not going to be a fighter in the General Election.
    He will lose with all his baggage.
    Next time.
    Please support Hillary
    The Republicans will blast this guy.
    He can't take the heat, nor can he win over the average American guy.
    Please Democrats.
    Republicans want him to be the nominee because he will be "swiftboated" out so fast.

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Stop your lies

    The Obama supporters blog nothing but hatred and divisiveness- just like their hypocritical candidate.

    I never get posted- so I added the above negative comment- CNN likes negative. Sorry but I won't go vulgar like the Obama people.

    Obama, with his good judgement, was unable to discern the true character, see the political positions or see the agenda of his close friend, mentor and pastor of TWENTY years.

    It only took Americans a few hours or days to see the narcisistic and egotistical bombastic Wright for who he is.

    What does that speak of Obama's judgement when dealing with world leaders and discerning their true intent?

    Or… is it just political posturing to only NOW distance himself from Wright?

    Either way it is BAD news.

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. Obama

    Trailing Wilfing and Clinton was a Secret Service motorcade consisting of six gas-guzzling Suburbans, two squad cars and a green SUV bearing photographers and TV cameras. Several other reporters and cameramen stood shivering in unseasonably cold temperatures, ready to capture the multi-vehicle arrival

    NOW we know why gas is going up!! No conserving for Hillary!

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. Alex

    This is great! However, Clinton News Network (CNN) continues to just harp on wright and talk about Billary's "momentum" when she's as good as done. Bring on McCain!

    April 30, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Wal-Mart

    First they called us Wal-Mart democrats.

    Instead of peeling away the college educated, high income Hillary supporters, we saw through the hype of hope propaganda.

    We strongly united behind Hillary, the champion of ALL democrats.

    We stood in solidarity behind ALL democrats regardless of race, ethnicity, income, age, geography, gender or creed.

    The strategy of hate while preaching unity will not fool nor win over voters.

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Stop the Drama

    love your analogy Tony .....yes Barack has to finish her....this superdelegates game is fun, one for Hillary ..two for Barack...keeping it coming .....faster guys ..faster .....

    it is over the Hill after Indy......

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  7. FRED, Atlanta GA

    To READY for CHANGE: You and all the hillary supporters just don't get it everything BILLARY's campaign has thrown at Obama just does not STICK you guys really need to wake up and stop supporting a straight up LIAR say anything to win the general election and again I ask to all hillary supporters how come you don't hold her accountable for all the lies and untruthes that she has touted through out this campaign but you question Obama about something that never even came out of his mouth and having that same preacher invited to dinner when bill needed prayer for his misdeeds hillary had no problem with wright being her pastor then. You guys need to get real!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Sharon Minnesota

    CNN stop the rumors by not printing them. I have been trying to link a website but you have'n't been cooperative in that effort. WHY???

    Pastor molest child in Clinton New York.

    Do a web search for yourselves. This is Not Sen. Clinton's pastor.

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Oren Ovadia, California

    I am so mad at the Superdelegates and I wish they are reading this. Obama's team were screaming that Superdelegates should not over turn the will of the people. So why a Californian will vote against the will of his State???? I guess politics as usual for Obama, CHANGE??? Change what Obama? It's only Change when it doesnt effect your run for the nomination? That means that Michigan and Florida should go to Hillary and all the majority of deligetes and Superdeliegets because she would win it big, if another election will happen!!!

    Obamas supporters, don't be so happy. He will never be the President!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. Tjaye

    This is just exciting!!

    Obama O-8!

    April 30, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. Rob J

    It's imperative that the delegates support Obama at this point. All Hillaray is doing is damaging the party and the rest of america in that she is giving the Republicans ammo fir the fall. Why doesn't some brave, honest person who works in her campaign tell her: "it's over" Basically, Michael Jackson and Elvis could have benefited if someone told them the truth . . . I wish someone would help her on her way before she causes irreversible damage.

    April 30, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. Chris, Middletown, CT

    She does have the old ladies fooled....well...and the illiterates

    April 30, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  13. Grif


    April 30, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. Obama 08

    ...and the out of touch media keeps endlessly "yapping" about Wright!!

    April 30, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  15. Kimberly Peacock

    They are just ensuring a President McCain. I and many others will never vote Obama and its not due to race.

    So I'm getting used to the idea of President McCain. Maybe that will send a signal to certain democrats to wake up and smell the coffee.

    April 30, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  16. Paul

    The Superdelegates are not following the will of the Hill-Billys from Pennsylvania. I'm not sure who is smarter, the Hill-Billy's with very little education who are voting for Hillary or these superdelegates who have college educations and are voting more than not for Obama. Hmmmm. Why aren't the superdelegates listening to the Hill-Billy's and supporting Hillary? Maybe it's because the American people who have a college education are favoring Obama. Just a thought.

    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  17. Kel from Auburn AL

    Wow. Looks like the tide is turning after all, but in the Obama direction 🙂

    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |

    I am happy the SuperDelegates are picking sides, but maybe next time we have primaries we can agree to: follow the rules and forego the SDs? I don't feel any group or organization should override the will of the entire group if its supposed to be democratic. Just a thought.

    So why can't we agree Obama and Clinton supporters to come together? You people on these blogs sit around all day bad mouthing each other, but it doesn't solve the problems that we face. Even though I am an Obama supporter, I will vote for Clinton if that's what it takes. Listen, don't forget they both are politicians; its just that both of them have different styles. We need to stop the name-calling, the bickering, the blaming of the media bias for either candidate; the republicans didn't have to do anything to ruin this if we loose, we did it to ourselves. Stop being so stubborn and self-righteous as to not vote Democrat to spite the other candidate. Don't take it so personally, its not the men vs. women, its not black vs. white, its not rich vs. poor. When will it start being about us as a whole? If nothing this campaign has shown us, is that we do still have a lot of divisions, but at the end of the day we're all still Americans and still Democrats. Just take a step back and look at what we're doing. You all are adults and need to stop bickering, its childish. Don't let the media or the pundits decide for you, you do the research and decide for yourself.


    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  19. Eric

    Just finished reading about how Hillary is bashing Obama for not offering the summer gas tax relief. A difference of 30$ over three months, that's what we call having a real clear vision for the future. And politics as usual, petty, low, abrasive, exactly the kind people don't want to see anymore. But there is a lady out there who's not getting the message. Let's pray it will be over soon. Even Obama is bored! After all her relentless efforts and attacks, the only reaction she gets from this man is boredom. Talk about someone who can keep his composure.

    April 30, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. Gerald F.

    I see the 'New Politics' is in fine form today: Thrust-Jab-Slash................
    Wouldn't a phrase like: "We're doing better than her!" work just as fine? Maybe? Be just a bit less sounding viscious. Last time I looked, both Senators were on the same team. You know? The Democrats?

    April 30, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  21. John Smith

    Hillary is doing what the Clintons know what to do best. I am just puzzled by her followers!

    Like most people who are abused and cannot leave a relationship, Hillary has shown this pattern again and again.

    Abused by Bill (an impeched president), she continues to stay with him because of the $$$

    Knowing that she has been defeated in this primary, she stays on and on and on, "hoping" (oops) that things will change.

    April 30, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  22. Elsie Mckenzie

    Im an independent voter. Im so sick and tired of the Clinton's wanted to cling to the throne eight years of Bill Clinton its time to move on and stop trying to lie and cheat to get into the White House. I don't know why is anyone in the Media is not investigating the people who's donating money to the Clinton's foundation I think they have some interest with Hillary Clinton wanting to be the President. why is Hillary Clinton did not release her 2007 income tax return? When Senator Obama release His tax return. We need a fresh face in the White house a change.

    April 30, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |

    Oh, I apologize, I meant to say lose, not loose.

    April 30, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  24. Veterans For Obama

    Hillary can't win unless ALL the super delegates go her way. Why is this contest still going? And why are Super wasting their votes on an unellectable entity like Clinton.

    Paul vs Clinton is about to explode, mark my words.

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  25. HH

    Its over. DNC members do not count, they rule nothing and are paid hacks on the Clintons be half. She has rolled out no one that holds any power or is good freinds with Obama.

    And YES PUERTO RICO IS NOT A STATE AND SHOULD COUNT FOR NOTHING. It does not vote in the general election.

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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