May 13th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Three more superdelegates for Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/13/art.romer.ap.jpg caption="Romer, a former DNC chairman, endorsed Obama Tuesday."]

(CNN) - Barack Obama picked up endorsements from three more superdelegates Tuesday, extending his lead over Hillary Clinton in that category to seven.

Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and former Colorado Gov. and onetime Democratic National Committee Chairman Ray Romer have all announced they are backing the Illinois senator.

In a conference call with reporters, Romer acknowledged he has known both Clintons much longer than he has known Obama, but said he feels it is now impossible for the New York senator to win the nomination.

“There is a time we need to end it and direct ourselves to the general election. I think that time is now," he said.

According to CNN's tally, Obama now has the support of 280 superdelegates compared to Clinton's 273.

soundoff (386 Responses)
  1. Kiah

    Obama '08

    May 13, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. Moses, Ca.

    Thanks to all of you SD's. You made the right choice.

    May 13, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Marty, Orlando

    That's awsome!
    Hillary will drop out soon. I guarantee it.

    May 13, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. Lynda

    This is good news for Sen. Obama. Keep on going!! But the dream ticket is very scary.

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. bigben

    All aboard the Obamaloser train!
    Obama is the emperor with no clothes. They are just scared to tell him ., He is naked

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Darth Vadik, CA

    CNN,
    please dont even pay attention to Hillary, you know the fatal attraction one.

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. C from the D

    I'd like to see a day where Obama picks up 10-20 super delegates.

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. James

    CNN will not explain all the old white men are so scared of Hillary.

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. Krissy, FL

    Whoop, there it is....!

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  10. Susan in SC

    Very nice. Now... IF only we as Democrats could until behind a single nominee...... That is true hope.

    May 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Kyle

    GO OBAMA!

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. bigben

    Democratic party trying to belittle Hillary win tonight.
    The party has been hi-jacked. Time for a third party

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Sherry

    This is good news. I have great respect for Hillary, but it is time to get real. She now needs to stand behind Obama in the race for the White House and not try to keep throwing out hurdles.

    Obama 08!!

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Philly Kid

    What in the world is going on. Hillary needs an exit strategy now more than ever. Her super delegates are jumping ship for Obama. She needs to grab the V.P spot while it's still possible. Please!

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  15. Dave in Atlanta

    How is Ray Nagin a superdelegate? He is neither a legislator nor a state governor. Is he a DNC official?

    Obama 08!!

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    Let me guess, the W Virginia is the most important state of the union, right Hillary?

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  17. Lucy in Illinois

    Those of you who want to write Hillary's name in as indepedent in the general election go right ahead. You then should help McCain move into the White House.

    The superdelegates are speaking – the party needs to unite and quit giving McCain a free ride.

    May 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. real obama supporter

    WELCOME TO YOU SIRS

    glad to have you aboard
    god bless america,our troops, and all the countries who have so many deaths

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  19. Hillary/McCain

    Clinton will win the popular vote even without Fl and MI, and the superdelegates should consider the popular vote (the will of the people) more important than pledged delegates. Have we ever had a nominee who didn't win the popular vote?

    I urge all Hillary supporters to protest this election if Obama becomes the nominee and vote for McCain!

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. Jewish Women for Obama

    Hillary is just forcing these supers to make a difficult, and yet obvious choice... She'd serve the party so much better if she just bowed out gracefully...

    How can anyone be so self-centered???

    Obama/Hagel 2008 & 2012

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. American Supporter for OBAMA

    Looks like Obama is going to be the winner today despite WV!

    Thank you gentlemen.

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. EC

    This is TRULY the end of Sen. Clinton. She can't keep ignoring the FACT that she's losing BIG support amongst the Democrats and can't keep denying the reality. She's LOST.

    The longer she stays in the more she will be portrayed as a "sore loser". NOT good if she plans to get re-elected in NY.

    If Sen. Clinton is NOT careful she could LOSE ALL support and also her Senate seat if she doesn't heed the call of the people.

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. Robert in Albuquerque

    As a Hillary supporter I admire BOTH Obama and Hillary for the hard fight. I just have to wonder if the saying is true, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" I just wonder if Hillary is going to be a force to deal with once it's all done and over. Obama needs her as much as she needs him and all this fighting between supporters needs to end and just let things cool down and play out. I do feel unfortunate for those in congress who have turned their back on the clintons because like it or not, they are a major backbone of the DEM party and are needed.

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  24. maya

    Cohen's Fatal Attraction comparison did it for me. And Obama's silence. I can't vote for him and support or condone what he and his campaign represents.

    Good luck "New" Democratic Party. I'll leave before I am shoved out and stepped upon like Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    May 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  25. Mark Cross Junction VA

    Our Country is doomed when this man takes office. We can only blame the idiots that vote for him.

    May 13, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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