May 3rd, 2008
09:36 PM ET
9 years ago

Bill Clinton going to church with superdelegate Shuler

Schuler is a first term Democrat.

Schuler is a first term Democrat.

WASHINGTON (CNN) –- Former President Bill Clinton will attend Sunday church services with North Carolina Congressman and uncommitted Democratic superdelegate Heath Shuler in his district, CNN has learned.

Shuler, a freshman congressman, is expected to announce Monday that he will pledge his support to whichever Democratic candidate wins his district in Tuesday’s primary.

The former NFL quarterback represents North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, which encompasses Asheville and the rural areas west to the border with Tennessee.

Given the demographics of Shuler’s district, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is predicted to win there on Tuesday. Shuler was heavily courted by President Clinton over the last several weeks. He also attended a meet and greet session at the Clintons’ Washington home earlier this spring.

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  1. mitch from ark.

    he should ask forgiveness for lying to the american public,again.

    May 3, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. becky

    If HRC wins the nomination, despite only having won 14 of 44 contests…the United States democracy will yet again be the laughing stock of the rest of the world!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  3. republican

    Here we go...remember super bowl?

    May 3, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  4. factsarereal

    Superdelegates will flow to Obama camp like water flowing into a basin, and Hillary Clinton will shed tears again. And we will all see how the news will be covered.

    May 3, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  5. polly h

    like I say two months ago obama will win but you know what if all obama supporters believe he is telling the truth then you tell me that Wright didn't preach like he did but obama didn't turn his back on him until he had to politic so what does obama really belive. He is supposed to be honest well he voted for gas break before what about that. Obama has lose some support now he is going negative but they call it telling the truth. Obama says that Washington need to change but change requires more then speeches, putting other people down, it means creating new changes and new ideas. So we will see. Also I can't believe if Obama really cares about Americans then way doesn't florida and michigan they don't count because it could he might lose. So you tell me how he is different then washington because just giving speeches

    May 4, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  6. Donna

    My dear Democrats,

    The facts are that your country is in big trouble, the biggest since I can't remember when. Your economy is in a shambles, you are in a conflict you cannot win (again). Are you really willing to trust the future on a very junior senator with no record, no experience and a dubious past?

    While Mr. Obama is indeed charismatic and a great orator, what happens when it gets down to the real work of enacting legislation? You as citizens need to know that January 1st, 2009, you have made the best possible choice for your next commander in chief. You need to know that the person who sits in the Oval office is the best qualified individual for the job. It frightens me to think that at this crucial juncture in your history, you may make a choice based on "change" over substance. You all really need to think this through, carefully.

    I keep going back to the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Obama sat in this church for 20 years, listened to the rhetoric of Reverend Wright, and still did not get up and leave. I cannot believe that you folks are so gullible to a speech, after the fact, that excuses the Obamas for not taking a stand sometime in the last 20 years of their spiritual life.

    I am proud to live a a racially diverse nation, in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Do we always get along? Probably not. I do have to say though that we are not plagued with racial strife and it does not factor into our federal or provincial elections. I spend about 4 months a year living in California and am dismayed at the tone of this campaign. This primary has been all about race and divisive politics, but as an interested observer and avid political junkie, I find the most negative rhetoric coming from the Obama camp. Talk about spin...

    I know you are thinking this is none of my business. But I cannot help but wonder just what the criteria is for entrusting your great nation to a candidate with no experience, an agent of change who cannot even muster up the courage to debate the other side? What is going on here? This is the most important job in the world, or at least it used to be. Please think about this and elect the candidate who truly has the vision and fortitude to lead this great country out of the abyss it has now found itself in. While Mrs. Clinton has certainly had her share of faux pas this year, she has the resolve, knowledge and chutzpah to get the USA back on track. Make the sound choice... get America back to the powerhouse it once was.


    May 4, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  7. Dick in Sioux Falls

    Yes, I've repeated myself 3 times now, but the truth has not yet appeared at all. What gives? Bush would veto any legislation that would cost the Oil Companies, so Hillary's promise to charge the Tax Relief to them is dead in the water!

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  8. Herman in LA

    A Little History on this Year Presidential Race.

    Hillary will lose out on two ends let me explain why thanks to Bill Clinton and the DNC. The democrat national committee knew Hillary was a polarizing figure to the American people and had lots of baggage that would be used against her in had she won the nomination for president and was their first choice and they the DNC had built this years election process around her.

    The DNC knew about Barack Obama when he gave his speech in 2004 and several high profile people including the Clinton's wanted Barack Obama to wait and run for president "8" eight years from now giving HRC a straight shot at wining the White house in 08 because they new the republicans would not have a chance in hell of taking the office again after a Bush administration.

    Now here is why Hillary will lose out on two ends, she could have had the chance to become the 1st women president of the United States Or 2nd The first women to become the 1st Vice President of the United States. Now she will lose out on both because she chose to run her campaign like a republican which could potentially damage the DNC.

    Obama / Governor Kathleen Sebelius

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  9. Mr Bre

    It is shamefull for Bill to put himself so low just to get his wife elected. This can be term political prostitution. Watching football together, going to church together!!. how many time has he gone to church with him before this race.

    I cannot believe what is happening to our dear ex-president

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  10. The truth

    Hopefully Shuler can't be bought and is smarter than that. That goes to show you the devil himself Bill even shows up at church. That don't mean Bill's listening to the minister.

    Go Obama!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  11. obamanite

    i hope GOD forgives him for lying,again.

    May 4, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  12. jimbo

    We just have to wait and see. The gullable and naive young voters and Obama bullies won the caucuses – they've chosen the wrong candidate as the one to lead our great nation. Let's hope the SG's right their wrong.

    May 4, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  13. Rajesh

    Bill, there are no interns at the church, only the choir boys, Please leave them alone.

    May 4, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  14. Mary

    Good for you Bill,look to see Obama lose Nouth Caroline.

    May 4, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  15. Shirley-Ohio

    Just a waste of time. Nobody falls for that anymore and God don't like ugly and on the Compasion Fourm, Hillary could not even name any of the Bibles that she read.

    May 4, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  16. Rebecca

    I think everybody has forgotten that there are almost 300 superdelegates who have yet to pledge their support to Obama or Clinton. If Obama had this all wrapped up he'd have those 300 superdelegate votes. Obviously they are waiting and holding off on pledging to anyone. If the remaining superdelegates believed that Obama could win the general election they would have already committed to him. They are undecided because they haven't seen a true frontrunner in this race yet. It's still pretty close.

    May 4, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  17. PA for Obama

    Well, that's one way to get Bill to go to church – to pander for votes.

    May 4, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  18. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    Talk about the separation of church and state! Come on, president clinton!!

    May 4, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  19. CA for Obama

    I really wish the media would stop referring to Bill Clinton as "President Clinton." Those days are over with thank God. Having said that-the Clinton's are so pathetic it takes three of them to compaign against one person or as they like to refer to him as "just a junior senator. I hope this superdelegate goes against them just like others have done. I am so sick of the Clinton's forcing themselves on us as if THEY are the only family capable of running the WH.

    May 4, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  20. Big Al

    That is what the citizens of America is showing the media, we see you bias and we are rebelling against such blatant negative reporting toward our next president of America, Hillary R. Clinton.

    And the best part, in the end, is that despite all the media power through TV, radio, newspaper and even the internet, we see and yet we know the power still remains with us, in the voting polls.

    Hillary R. Clinton will be our next president, and we the citizens of America approve this message....

    May 4, 2008 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  21. unelectable

    I guess this means the super will be endorsing OBAMA then. This is the trend.


    May 4, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  22. unelectable


    its LOSE. Not 'loose' .

    Clinton did LOSE a super delegate on thurday to Obama. She didnt LOOSE anything.

    May 4, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  23. Charlotte2

    How much research have you done since Rev Wright spoke out. How much are you willing to do??Or would you remain in denial if your closest counterpart were to reveal some of these trues to you. It sounds ugly, how would it feel to experience any of it? Wisdom is only for the wise!
    Barack had no extended family close by so he adopted some. What would you do? Hillary shows you every day who she is. listen and read, you'll be surprise to the all that made her who she is and it all ain't pretty. ie: lies and twist the trues, greed just like the rest supremist folks(elitist)! Twenty years is nothing compared to 'All of your Life', generations of it....not to mention the conservatives Republican (so called Christian) theology eras...

    May 4, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  24. Anyone but Billary

    So what?? It's news that the man is going to church? I hope the preacher doesn't say anything I don't agree with. 😉

    May 4, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  25. Charlotte2

    NO ONE HAS ASKED ME WHO I AM VOTING FOR HERE IN CHARLOTTE, NC, SO HOW DO YOU KNOW MY CHOICE TO PUT IN POLLING. Hilliary called and then hung up as I answered the phone, I sure hope she didn't count me in.

    May 4, 2008 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
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