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

Three more superdelegates for Obama

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(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. philosopherkingtomas

    Just DO NOT make Sebelius the veep!!

    May 13, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. Good job Mayor Nagin

    Shout out to Mayor Nagin of the great city of New Orleans.

    Way to vote for the benefit of the city.

    Thanks for your vote, we New Oleanians know that the Republicans would continue to ignore New Orleans.

    May 13, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. God Bless America

    Told you Hillary, "GOD HAS NOT CHOOSEN YOU TO BE THE PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    The SONS, DAUGHTERS AND SUPERDELEGATES OF AMERICA ARE UNIFYING FOR CHANGE, FOR NEW DIRECTION AND TO BE THE BEACON OF LIGHT TO THE WORLD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

    GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH BARAK. AND JUST AS GOD HAS CREATED ALL PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE ARE VOTING YES FOR HIM!!!!

    *********************OBAMA "08" + OBAMA "12" **************************

    May 13, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Michael

    It's about time Donnelly!

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. CHUNNIE 2008

    Thank you SIRS, God Bless you and your families, Go Bless Senator Obama and his family, and God Bless Senator Clinton and her family. But may the good Lord help the Clinton's to accept the things they cannot change, the courage to throw their support behind Senator Obama, and the wisdom to do it VERY SOON. God Bless America.

    GA

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. equator.org

    Go Obama!

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. philosopherkingtomas

    Hillary go take care of New York now, they miss YOU !

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  8. Mike

    Obama/Hamas 08

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  9. Dana in north Carolina

    May 13th, 2008 12:49 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I was wondering why the delay in reporting this development. Another site is quoting 4 new supers. For all of the people who have made racist statements on both sides of this thing. Ask yourself how does that thinking coinside with the fact that most of you would call yourselves Christians? People have made such a big deal about religion ala Revs. Wright and Hagee, but if you would not vote for someone based on race, what does that say about you? Most all of us are against the war at this point, and if you think about it, the majority of wars that have been fought in history have been about religion, and or race. If we are against this, when do we do something different?

    Why still awaiting moderation CNN? There are not that many comments posted, no room?

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Lionel J. Missouri

    Thanks to all Americans – we are steadily progressing. Lets build a stronger, more vibrant and unified country and lead every individual of every race, color and culture into harmony – increasing the intelligence of our educational system, values of family, friends, ethics and a better economic system for all Americans leveraging pay, promotions, training, and again leadership.

    And to all Democratics and Republicans: lets champion this race for the Presidency with fairness, integrity and values as we begin "Change" for America – standing tall with courage and standing tall with wisdom to lead all Americans.

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  11. An Agnostic Democrat

    As usual, everyone including old friends and allies speaking the truth except the Clintons. Do we see a pattern here? Ya right! Let's reminisce about the 90s and dig up all the lies, hlaf-truths, corruption, deception and spin. NOT!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. The Great Pretenders

    Sounds to me like there are a lot of Republicans in disguise acting like Democrats telling people if Obama wins to vote for Mc Bush....very very sly because you know Mc Bush cannot beat Obama ....save your breath and admit defeat.

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. jeff from ohio

    we need the superdelegates to offset the pledged delegates that hillary will pick up in WV & KY which would then end the race. Obama, do NOT select Hillary as VP – you ran based on a change in washington, hillary is the old guard – can you imagine hillary ( and Billy) running around washington undermining what obama wants to change....a positive dream ticket would include bill richardson, etc......send hillary back to ny.

    May 13, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Helena

    Three more endorsements this morning and the day is still young. Thank you gentlemen for your endorsement of Senator Obama. You have endorsed a person of honesty, decency & above all – integrity!

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

    Hillary/McCain,

    I hope you don't have or know anyone in the military, if so, think of them after Nov. if they get killed in Irag. Think of your vote.

    May 13, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  16. Helping her out

    Even with the win in W. Virgina this doesn't change who is the stronger candidate for the fall. Lets unite people and put and end to this Republican machine.

    The Obama campaign might even help Hillary with here $20 million dollar camaign debt. Now what does that tell you about a man who wants to unite the Dem and Rep party?

    May 13, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. Crawford, OR

    Hillary knew after Indiana and North Carolina that she had lost. But she needs to get her money back, so she put on her game face and soldiered hit the trail.

    This woman needs to be selling used cars–she missed her calling. What a piece of work, and she's not even good at lying. Her lies are so transparent. No one is surprised to hear her supporters are not educated.

    Say good-bye to the Clintons and let's move on with our lives.

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. Joel King

    It is all over, it has been all over for two months. Now Hillary will get two big wins today that will cement McCain as the next president, thank you dems!

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Sherri

    Senator Clinton will win today with her politics of fear and pander...to save her face, to continue to destroy and divide the Democratic Party, and to find some new "spin" material. It is very, very sad.

    I hope soon that she will see the dignity in working toward unity in the campaign to take the Republicans out of the White House. That is the goal, regardless of which candidate wins the nomination. The prize is bigger than both of them. I hope that she wakes up and sees this quickly. She may as well join the Republican party now, as she is actively helping them.

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. A reasonable person

    Does anyone know how many super delegates Sen. Obama has received since last Tuesday?

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. Big gator

    BigBen sounds like a Big Baby.

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Retire Clintons

    Watch for backlash if Clinton is VP. She is exact opposite to what Obama stands for. Knowing her masterful manipulation and divisiveness, any offer to her as a VP will divid Obama supporters. Any deliberate effor to use polls to push for Clinton joint ticket is a self-defeating manoeuvrea and doomed to fail.

    NY senator Shumer is never an OBama supporter and he is lost with Clintons. He has no bearing, no credibility, whatever..

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  23. Zoey

    Let Hiliary have her 5 minutes of glory over West Virginia while Obama keeps picking up those Supers.

    Obama '08

    May 13, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  24. carolflowery

    Ray Nagin, wow, im in shock LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    May 13, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  25. sheryl

    No Mark Cross, you sir would be the idiot for not voting for Senator Obama!!!!!!!

    Now stand corrected and unite!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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