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. Duane

    Can we get this thing over now and pivot to Mc Cain

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Tim from Philly

    Wah! Wah! My candidate is losing! Vote for the other guy! Wah! Wah!

    Get over it. She lost. Stop being fake democrats and unite.

    Democrat 08'

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

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

    Relax. Bush can't run again!

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. FSI

    Mark Cross,
    according to Hillary more idiots vote for her!

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. Omentum

    C from the D May 13th, 2008 12:40 pm ET

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

    ============================

    TODAY IS YOUR DAY

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Chris

    Are you happy cry babies. Been crying about it all day. There you go!

    Oh ya..nice how the obama clan has been calling for Hillary supporters to unite the party, But if a poll says 55% of Dems want a joint ticket you guys scream NO. So tell me again, who needs to unite the party?

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Edith Arkansas

    Thank you superdelegates, you made the right move why keep draging this out to no real advantage. I call on the rest of the remaiming and or undecided superdelegates to cast their support behind Senator Obama, so that the campaign for the General Election against Senator McCain can be on its way. If the voters choice at this point will not give Senator Clinton a winning chance, what is the point in wasting good time. Lets Go!! Obama 08. Again thanks to all the superdelegates who have made a decision in this timely manner.

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  8. Pam

    To all you Hillary supporters who say you'll vote for McCain...you are not allowed to whine and moan when McCain screws up this country more than Bush has.

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. George

    thsoe who want more blood of American daughters and sons in Iraq will vote for McCain. shame on you so called democrats who are campaigning for McCain.

    May 13, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  10. Gerry In Toronto

    Actually as on12.30PM EST, it's now 4 new SD's

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. nj voter

    Ok Clinton supporters this should confirm everything for you it's over. Clinton and Obama policies are 95% the same and Mc Cain and Clintons policies are 95% different. How can you be upset with Obama for winning? He didn't derail Florida or Michigan they did and Clinton gave her blessing to the DNC when she said Michigan won't count and didn't campaign in either state. The popular vote will never be legitimate because Clinton recieved 358,000 votes to 0 in Michigan. Obama should be your next choice for president. He played by the rules, he didn't go negative on Clinton, and he's going to change this nation unlike John Mc Same.

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. Debby

    I find it totally disgusting that everyone was screaming if the stupidelagates give it to Clinton the Obama supporters were going to riot in the streets, Donna Brazile was going to leave the Dem. party yadda yadda yadda. Now the tables are turned and Obama is getting them and its just dandy. What a stupid and turncoat party the Dumbocrats are and Howard Dean will be the cause of this party splitting in half pushing the stupids to make up their minds before Michigan and Florida are resolved.

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. David

    Clinton for VP Comment session is closed. NO, no, No. No . I WON"T VOTE FOR Obama, if Clinton is on the ticket. No!!!!!!!!
    Obama, Richardson.

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  14. Asians for Hillary

    I will be voting for McCain if he is nominated.

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  15. FSI

    Maya,
    Cohen apologized almost immediately for his comment

    May 13, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  16. Michael in Lorton, Virginia

    "And they all came, one by one to support change and hope."

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  17. fred

    Doesn't matter, Obama will go down in the General Election!!

    WRITE IN HILLARY!!

    RUN AS INDEPENDENT HILLARY...

    Either way Obama loses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  18. Eric

    =============================
    "Hillary/McCain May 13th, 2008 12:42 pm ET

    Clinton will win the popular vote even without Fl and MI"
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    Where do you get your information from? She is hundreds of thousands of votes behind, and judging from the numbers in the final races she doesn't stand a chance of bridging that gap.

    As of right now, even with MI and FL counted, she is still behind the in popular vote.

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  19. Ben

    Someone posted that Hillary will win the popular vote even without Florida and Michigan. Is Hillary doing her funny math again. She won't win the popular vote and even if she throws in Michigan and adds 0 votes for Obama then adds Florida she might be able to show the popular vote. That is the best she can expect to do. Does anyone really think that 0 votes for Obama would be a fair representation of Michigan?

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. Chris

    Dont forget Obama nuts...Superdelegates can change their minds!!!!

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. Azzad-Renton, WA

    Keep 'em coming!!!

    Obama '08-'15

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  22. Tony Z- MD

    Obama actually has 4 Super Delegates today. They forgot the one from DC.

    147 and counting.

    May 13, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. Mike

    Democrats are making a huge mistake... Obama can not win over the support of the base...

    If 5% do not vote or vote for McCain it is over...

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Three more superdelegates for Obama! Wow, life is good!

    Carville and everybody else know this race is over except Hillary and her do-boy McAuliffe. Those two are in the state of denial. They just can’t believe that the mighty Clinton Political War Machine has been out gunned by a small time, everyday, no name, African American.

    Obama is smart to look forward to McCain. Hillary is counting on West Virginia and Kentucky to prove a point . . . what point? The score to 60 to 7, two minutes left in the game. She has the ball on the goal line and getting ready to score. However Obama gets the ball back and runs the score up 81 to 21 (Oregon, South Dakota, Montana). Looks like a blowout to me! Game Over!

    YES WE CAN!

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. Nicole, Atlanta

    CNN, there is another one. The Huffington Post reports: Anita Bonds, the chairwoman of D.C.'s Democratic party came out, rather unexpectedly, for Obama late last night.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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