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. MB

    The DNC knows that Obama is the man and he has won the most votes and delegates and has brought over 1 million new registered democrats into the party. SHE CANNOT WIN and whatever respect anyone in the party had for her and her husband, it is done. She cooked her own goose.
    Bill Clinton almost destroyed the democratic party when he was in office. Obama is the new face of the Democratic Party and the people in the know, know this. They will not overturn this

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. dlr

    Who won Pa and Tx?

    April 30, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Coretta

    Hillary Cliton is the elitist . She is praying on poor uneducated Americans, who do not understand they are being taken advantage of. She is offering false help with the her gas tax holiday.The gas prices are hurting all Americans, but what looks good is not always good.
    Ask those people who are losing their homes to forclosures.

    April 30, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Dave

    When Obama loses in November we can all thank the Clinton Kool-Aid Club. Drink it up you mindless fools.

    McCain 2008

    April 30, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. BJ

    Ok it's official! Damage control 1.01 for the Obama campaign!

    Roll out the super delegates from the past so we can pretend that the events of the past week didn't damage our candidate further!

    Gotta keep drinking the Kool Aid people!

    April 30, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Wayne

    We need Obama to win. Come on IN and NC. 30 previous states who voted for Obama are counting on you. IN and NC ..you have the power to end the Democratic primary if Obama wins. If Hillary wins just one of those states this thing will drag on into the convention.

    April 30, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Tony Z- MD

    They must have seen her new ad. NO SOLUTIONS from Hillary just stump speeches. When will she give it up.

    April 30, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Carl

    Well, Obama doesn't even need half of the supers to get the nomination so at this rate, he is on the way. It's about time we can all start to move on.

    April 30, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. Tangie




    YES WE CAN ....YES WE CAN!!!!!


    April 30, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. Ken

    If the keep doing like this way in the so-called SuperD.... It seems Obama will be the nominne

    April 30, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. example1

    Is this an example of the smart posts that the Obama supporters are always boasting about?

    Barb April 29th, 2008 4:16 pm ET

    I have been voting in every election for the last 50 years and once again I will vote come November. Althouhg registered as an Independent during the primary (NH) I was for all of 10 minutes a Democrat and supported Barack Obama. I will still vote for him if he is the nominee but the way the medica is butchering him and giving Hillary a free ride (Paul vs Clinton) it appears that he may not make it. The last time I did not like a single candidate that was running for president I voted for Ross Pero. This time I do not have that choice so guess I will write in NON OF THE ABOVE (McCain, Clinton or Nader).

    April 30, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. TONI

    You know in all the blogs I have been reading the past few days, alot of voters are sorry they voted for B.Obama, and wish they could take their votes back. Well they cant, but Superdelegates CAN ! and should in my opinion. Why everyone is pressing to get out the Superdelegate vote is beyond me. Let the all the states vote... then decide! If Obama shows no stregnth in winning the General, the superdelegates who would like to change their vote to Hilary can. This race should be played out to the end. I beleive if the information we have obtained this week had happened a few months ago, Mrs. Clinton would already be the nominee. Play it out, there may be more to come. As far as hurting the party is concerned, I think the dnc did that to themselves by not seating votes, and making poor choices on behalf of the voters.

    April 30, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  13. Rob

    Please consider that Hillary is the choice of the right wing talk show hosts. Is this because they like her policies more (gas tax holiday like McCain's plan) or because they know they can beat her and they fear Obama?

    April 30, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  14. Lisa, AR

    We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering false hope. but in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

    1-8-08 (B.O.)


    April 30, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. John, West Lafayette, IN

    While Hillary '08 is a long shot at best I can take comfort in Hillary '12 as a likely scenario. Obama will lose to McCain and 4 more years of McBush will pave the way for Hillary. This year will prove to be a very tough learning lesson for the DNC and the democratic party.

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. again

    guess Hillary is the only one campaigning on the issues.

    An Obama presidency would be spent speechifying on race and get nothing done.

    And the Agenda would be set by Oprah, Michelle and Rev. Wright.

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. paul oregon

    way to go (obamas the one ) people arent as loonly as i thought

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. fontapa

    The pro-Clinton fix is in. Capps is at the head of a very prominent women's group, along with a list of other credentials. What does the MSM report -She's someone's mother-in-law? That's what's important to you folks?

    Sounds pretty sexist to me.

    April 30, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. donAnastase

    I said that more than 25 superdelegates will go to Obama before Monday May 5. And more than 12 from Hillary Clinton will switch sides from Hillary to Obama. They are tired of negativity. Wait and see. Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  20. Jamaal

    Keep going Obama we will win this keep going Obama 08

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  21. Diego from Miami

    I'm pleased to see that the superdelegates could see beyond the B.S. the media is trying to create over the Anti-Christ Jeremiah Wright's comments. Keep the pledges coming for Sen. Obama!

    "I'm not against Hilary, I'm for Obama".

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. darla

    Please vote for Obama. Im begging you.

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Kathy in Oregon

    Apparently many of the superdelagates want to prop up Obama during his most RECENT crisis...trying to prevent him from falling flat on his face.

    The old boys network of the Democratic guard has too much invested in Obama– they want a candidate they can CONTROL.

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. Steve, New York, New York

    If Hillary Clinton manages to get elected (I hope not) – she does so well with people who lack college education – maybe she will cut education spending as her first act as president.

    Her Bin Laden commercials, blaming Obama for the (nut-job) Reverend Wright (I don't see any Republicans forced to apologize when major evangelical preachers were referring to the prophet Mohammed as a terrorist) – incredible.

    What will Hillary do at 3am? Maybe have a dream about that sniper fire, followed by a late-morning photo op with some "crocodile tears"

    ANYONE for president, except for Queen Whitewater!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  25. Independent99999

    All that happened and happening is for good.

    The real "Clintons" have been exposed with their true faces in this campaign. While I was sad that the primary lasted this long (and still going on), it all happened for good. I could see the true faces of Clintons and what they are really up to ...

    God has punished Clintons this way for all their lies, misconduct and misuse of sacred white house ..

    This is the end of Clinton Dynasty and the their lies.

    The "real" losers of this "prolonged" primaries IMO is "Clintons" and how they destroyed themselves

    April 30, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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