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. Stupid statements

    Hillary says those that had not completed college are supporting me....What does that tell you???? they are not to smart are they???

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. conservative

    The great liberal power grab is approaching ! What a transforming nightmare that will be for America!

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. JT

    His name is ROY Romer (not Ray).

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  4. Obama44thpresident

    It's time for REAL change in Washignton, it's time for Barack Obama for president !

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. TimeToUnite

    And another one...and another one....and another one....Obama 08.

    Hagel might be a good VP choice. He is across the aisle and it would go a long way in bringing all politicians together to get something done in Washington, instead of this gridlock that has been going on forever which has allowed America to slip down the drain.

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. Nixon Grant

    I do not understand people; these people say they are democrats, loyal, true, and dedicated to there party. Yet when it comes down to it, they could rather see McCain in the White House than Obama. That really tells me her supporters do not really like playing by the rules, like black people, or even have no loyalty at all to their party.

    It makes me sad to see that things have not change in our society.

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Gary E., Roma, TX

    Muy interesante. West Virginia igual que Kentucky tienen miles de almas... y solamente unas dos docenas de apellidos... viva America!

    Gary E., Roma, TX

    May 13, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. phil PA

    Both Barack and Hillary supporters need to get their act togerther, i am a stud obama supporter but after all we are all democrats who work on behalf of our great citizens, sure i dont like Hillary as a politician but she is a good person. Dems it's time to unite and take our country back, to save our economy from reccession, i believe both hillary and obama can do just that. it's time to bring our soldiers back home, i am a soldier who has been to Iraq once and scheduled to go back in Nov but i dont wanna die for oil, i will gladly be willing to die defending this great nation.

    Please Repub, Dems, IND, let's make america respected again.

    May 13, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Mike

    Clinton, i will lose respet for you if you go along with this shot in the dark. Become Govenor of NY, wait it out 4 years and beat McCain in 2012, simple as that after Obama loses to Mccain.

    May 13, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. shelly

    Come one, Come all, join the love train. Obama'08

    May 13, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. james

    There are many qualified people Sen. Obama could pick as his V.P. My top three are Gov. Sebaulis from Kansas, Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel out of Nebraska, or Gov. Ed Rendell from Pennsylvania. Many people have floated the name of Gov. Ted Strickland from Ohio around. The problem with this pick is that although he may be able to deliver Ohio in the general election, he is a poor debater and would be a poor attack dog for Sen Obama. Gov. Rendell would be the best attack dog for him. Gov. Sebaulis would help deliver the female vote, but I know how she would fare as an attack dog. My guess is that Sen. Obama's running mate will be Sen. Hagel. He is the epitome of Sen. Obama's transcendent message of being a unifier.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Judy

    Mark Cross we are not idots because we voted for Obama. If we voted for liar Hillary the country will be the same as Bushhhhhhhhh. Now go figure.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  13. H

    FORGET ABOUT BARACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON RUNNING TOGETHER. SHE IS WELL ABOVE HIM. THIS WOMAN HAS SURVIVED THE MOST DEGRATING CAMPAIGN FROM THE MEDIA, BARACK OBAMA AND HIS SUPPORTS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER DESERVES SUCH AN OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE BEST AND THAT IS HILLARY CLINTON.

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU WHO ARE FULL OF HATE AND CANNOT COMPLIMENT SUCH A GREAT WOMAN.

    YES IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE THIRD PARTY.

    HILLARY 08 – INDENPENDENT PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. USAF Sr. Airman

    Wow. Obama really is racking up the Supers quickly. I do feel though that Clinton may be hurting the Dems now. There is a time to swallow your pride and do what's best for the party. She should leave tonight and go out with a victory.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. James in Ohio

    I'm having a hard time understanding why democrats would threaten to abandon their party if their favorite doesn't win the nomination? Spite? That seems like a move that would be regretted 3 years into a war with Iran.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  16. John B Sheffield

    Even if some of the DNC want to sit on the fence still?? Superdelegates are showing Belief in what Together we can do to beat McCain with Senator Barack Obama.

    Tonight Hillary has a good opportunity to do what is right, following what will be a good win in her eyes, to stand aside and be Gracious, putting PARTY & COUNTRY FIRST! – will she ????

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. DPZ

    Bigben stop the madness stop hating on obama you know
    who the new champ is and so does the rest of the world. Hillary
    has lost now plesae.......hop on the obama train.

    For everyone who is afraid to face the facts this state will not help
    hillary in her struggle for VP which is all she could do but does not deserve!!!!!

    OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!
    WE GOT THIS ON LOCK!!!!!!!!!
    GET OUT HILLARY YOU LIAR!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  18. 43 yr. old Black Female

    Barack, you are the man!

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  19. Give it up HRC

    The lady in the pantsuit is about ready to sing!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  20. Jann in Denver

    Time for Hillary to quit, and the sooner the better.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  21. Tall

    We are all democrats. Let's be nice and graceful to HRC for being such a good sport. Let's be unite and forget about the past. Let's come together and focus for the general election. Bickoring, fighting, criticizing won't help us at all.
    Let's spread our motto–Yes, we can, and yes we will.
    United we will win the W.H.

    May 13, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  22. nate

    Her tone tonite will tell a lot in her victory speech. If she is gracious it will continue to be a trickle. If she trashes him, theyll flock to him.

    May 13, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  23. JB

    So long "maya" and you got it all wrong

    The "NEW" democrat was Bill Clinton – New meaning a Republican in a democratic coat – ProNAFTA, WTO, megamerger, tax cuts for upper income etc

    Obama is a return to a true democrat

    thank God, maybe we'll have two parties again

    May 13, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. H

    FORGET ABOUT BARACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON RUNNING TOGETHER. SHE IS WELL ABOVE HIM. THIS WOMAN HAS SURVIVED THE MOST DEGRATING CAMPAIGN FROM THE MEDIA, BARACK OBAMA AND HIS SUPPORTS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER DESERVES SUCH AN OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE BEST AND THAT IS HILLARY CLINTON.

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU WHO ARE FULL OF HATE AND CANNOT COMPLIMENT SUCH A GREAT WOMAN.

    YES IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE THIRD PARTY.

    May 13, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. Tn

    she CANT TRUST for NOTHING....go away clintons bushes..

    May 13, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
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