April 30th, 2008
12:32 PM ET
14 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.

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  1. IN voter

    Seems the message is the same in every thread.

    The Obama Train right is on the move!

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Chi4Obama

    The Clinton camp and media, can spin the "importance" of a victory in Indiana all they want. The reality is, whether Hillary wins or loses Indiana by a close margin (i.e. 51%-49% either way), there will be a minimal difference in terms of the # of pledged delegates that she will gain on Obama.

    I just ran some numbers with today's delegate estimates. She would literally need to win each of the remaining states by a margin of 60% to 40% (Includes N. Carolina and Indiana). In addition, she would also have to win the remaining superdelegates at a rate of 66% to 34% (roughly 2 to 1) in order to secure the Democratic nomination.

    Short of Obama announcing Rev. Wright as his running mate, I don't see how she can win. Why doesn't the media better emphasize the reality of her situation. The math does not lie. By the way, CNN's Delegate calculator is the coolest!

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Grif

    Hillary will be chosen....It's no good praising Obama. He's out to Lunch.... Some people will never learn...

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. and again

    history repeats April 29th, 2008 5:25 pm ET

    people need to stop bashing hillary and look at her capabilities as a president. i mean there is somebody actually going into every posting on hillary clinton and postin this "peter paul v hillary clinton" lawsuit. i looked up the lawsuit and it only shows up on conservative websites and its a ridiculous story about a hollywood big shot suing the clintons because he said they ruined his business. it is absolutely irrelevant and a lame lawsuit by a man who obviously has something to gain from this. but still some idiot is running from post to post bringing it up like it proves something. its sad that so many people are just bashing her for NOTHING!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. Jamaal

    Finally the fat cats are pick thank you Keep them coming Obama keep them coming

    April 30, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. yvonne

    When Jesus puts a stamp of approval on someone or something, there ain't nothing anyone else can do about it. Obama 2008-2016!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Obama wins the nomination

    Ooo...what if the supers end up in a tie?? Oh SDs why can't you guys let Mrs.Clinton go?
    If you want to unite the party you should back ONE possible candidate without giving a possible loser chances to claim..SUPER DELEGATES FORGET HILLARY..she's a loser

    April 30, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  8. mcd

    Ninth superdelegate endorsement since PA, sixth in three days, fourth in 24 hours, with two this morning, and Clinton's gain from PA last week has been nearly erased.

    April 30, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. Sharon

    I have never see our country at it worst then I am seeing during these election primaries. Our country is more divided then ever. It makes it harder and harder for me to believe that this is truly a land of the free and country where there is opportunity for everyone. What are we really afraid of with this election primaries?

    April 30, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. Isaac

    Clinton has just as many flaws going into the general election as Obama. At this point they're each equally electable as the other. Obama has Wright as the albatross around his neck, but don't forget some of the asinine comments Hillary has said over the past few months. Snipers, anyone? Does anybody seriously think that the Republicans don't have enough artillery against Hillary to make her a laughing stock in the fall?

    And as I've said before, Bill has sounded like as much of a loony of late as Wright has. Obama has (or had) Wright as a friend, but at least he isn't married to him!

    April 30, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. Wayne, VA

    You are kidding with this stuff in the comments.
    Obama is damaged now and it makes more sense to wait to see voter reaction in Indiana which will give us a better picture of America as a whole the NC. If he wins it then Hillary is done. If not, he is in trouble as the frontrunner and his baggage will probably be too much to win and we will see him again in 4 to 8 years. Leave it to the Democratic Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Wright will speak again folks so this mess is not over.

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. MB

    Obama is the only page turner in the race for the presidency. Who can be against that? The party wants to come together, and it will be a cake walk with Obama, because the opponents will try to to
    manufacture an issue out of Barack's every utterance, but it won't be true. With Hillary it would ALL be true, and it would last for years! Can't we please shut the door on the 60's and the Clintons, who have fanned the flame of those divisions for their entire political life to gain power. Close the door already.

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Dylan

    Hillary Clinton is the downfall the Democratic Party. I have never been so disgusted with someone from my own party. I will never forgive her if she takes this election away from us.

    -President of UC San Diego College Democrats

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. Carl

    It is amazing to see how people are influence by lies and e z tv. I support OBAMA 100%. I am not Rev Wright, Any other pastor, or person. I am who I am. Does that sound familiar? If we all based our thought pattern on other peoples behavior then we would be a nation of slaves and slave owners. How about that? We need to state what this race has become. It has come down to black and white. OBAMA is not a racist, HILLARY is not a racist but a certain few has implanted the race card that open up old wounds from many americans. Is it really important to break down the numbers and say blacks voted this way, catholics that way, whites that way? Or it is impotant to say that the American People have voted and they agreed through our process that OBAMA OR HILLARY will be the next President of the United States. Note to self "United States" not black States or White States. That is the American Way.

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  15. Ponder this

    great post Chris from CT

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  16. Democratic 2008

    The superdelegates should know that any endorsement for the Clintons will be a vote that will be lost in the November election.

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  17. Lauren-Denver,CO

    I AGREE WITH "A REAL DEMOCRAT"
    WE JUST NEED TO COME TOGETHER AS A PARTY AND SUPPORT EACHOTHER–ALL THIS BICKERING AND FIGHTING IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING, IN FACT ALL IT'S GOING TO DO IS GET A REPUBLICIAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE... AND THATS THE LAST THING WE WANT.
    SO FOR YOU CLINTON SUPPORTERS WHO WOULD RATHER VOTE FOR MCCAIN AND FOR YOU OBAMA SUPPORTERS WOULD WOULD RATHER VOTE FOR MCCAIN-YOU ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE... AND YOU SHOULD RETHINK YOUR "PARTY STATUS" BECAUSE IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU AREN'T A TRUE DEM.

    April 30, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  18. wwf

    For those of a mind to vote McCain instead of the candidate of the Democratic party because you person did not get the nod reminds me of little children who hold their breath when they don't get their way. Go on. Hold your breath. When you finally exhale, your young men and women will be in Iraq for at least another 4 years, gas will continue to go up, health care will be a bigger joke than what it is now, etc. etc. So go on and hold it, only do us a favor who will vote party no matter who the candidate, don't ever exhale. At least children learn to grow up. There are quite a few of you on here who have not reached that position in life yet. Maybe never will.

    April 30, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. Debbie

    For weeks, the only reason more super delegates didn't come out was because Hillary was saying see, Obama has this crazy pastor.

    Now that Wright is disposed off, Hillary can no longer use that argument.

    Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, and the entire Republican party attacking Obama. Obama is such a strong candidate that he's faced all these factors and the delegate count has improved for Obama.

    Supers look at all the Clinton baggage. Remember, during Bill's years the Democrats lost control of the Senate, Representatives, and Governorship.

    In 1996, at Camp David, Hillary was talking to Bill about Southern Democrats. Hillary shouted at Bill to "screw them". Three witnesses have attested to this fact.

    April 30, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. Carl

    The idea of a superdelegate is so out there, it's hilarious.

    Democrats can't even count on their voters to determine the outcome, so they invented powerful democrats that can sway the primary results (20% of total vote)...

    I mean seriously... 10,000 votes per 1 superdelegate... this is why Republicans dominate the presidency since 1968... because your own party can't figure out how to run the ship correctly.

    April 30, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  21. Chris, Bethesda, Maryland

    He's just trying to scare the Republicans with the prospects of an Obama presidency. That way, more of them will turn out.

    April 30, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. DPZ

    Hillary Clinton is holding back obama it is like performing a kamakaze
    on the whole democratic party she is over and done with.She makes Obama look like a saint all he has to do is ignore her crazy comments.

    April 30, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  23. Cynthia

    Congratulations on both sides for picking up delegates. All of the superdelegates need to come out at least by the time the last primary is held if not before. Let's go Democrats.

    April 30, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  24. Ready for Change

    Dear FRED, Atlanta GA,

    Hillary supporters are not the ones who don't get it. We are not all ignorant, poor, delusional robots pinning all of our "hopes" on somebody who can give a good speech. We know it takes a great deal more than that to "change" anything in this country.

    Some of us actually are already out of college and able to support ourselves.

    Perhaps you should save your endless negative rants for the next Rev. Wright news conference. You should find some kindred spirits there.

    April 30, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Lee

    The Republican strategy for the general election:

    Calling the conservative base to come out and vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary. The strategy was effective in Ohio, Texas, and PA. They foresee the weaker candidate in the general election will be Hillary Clinton and that is the reason Hillary Clinton won the last three states.

    April 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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