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. Joe Regis

    Democrats will be happy again when she drop out.

    No conditions, no terms, just surrender.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. mARIA cOX

    I love Obama, he will be our presidente, OK>2008 Obama, Obama. Maria Cox.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Michael in Lorton, Virginia

    She wins W. Virginia and Kentucky...........but looses the prize.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. M.S. Indiana

    Good work Sirs, time to unite the party and move on to beat McCain...

    people enjoy it, and united under Obama, please, there is to much at stake to let McCain win.. We are still in War, he wont give any one health benefits, even to we pay for his. He wont balance the budget, because the war is to importent for him... and no way he will help on us gas and food prices, there we are even more alone then on health care...

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Uchenna

    If you like the condition the country is in right now, please vote McCain in November. Otherwise, please vote Democratic no matter who it is. A word is enough for the wise.

    Democrats 08!!!!

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. Matt Hoffman

    You mean Roy Romer?

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. fred

    Doesn't matter Obama will lose in the General Election!!

    WRITE IN HILLARY!!!

    We true democrats would rather have McCain than Obama!!

    WRITE IN HILLARY!!

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. OSAS

    THANK YOU ALL. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME ON BOARD!
    OBAMA 2008 AND 2012.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. Petra

    Thanks Supers. The rules can't keep changing to keep the Clinton dynasty in business. OBAMA 08

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. JC

    Obama should not let DNC and the superdelegates decide on who should be his running mate.

    It's not his fault that he feels unsafe working with Hillary or Bill.
    There are plenty of good choices to complement Obama.

    May 13, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Kelby

    When this all began, I had hoped Obama would win the nomination. But, I was afraid. I was afraid of raising my hope only to see it fall in failure. I was afraid he would not be taken seriously. I was afraid that if he did succeed, some ignorant person would kill him. When Rev. Wright was put in the media spotlight, I was afaid that would bring Obama down. Most of these fears have been put to rest. I am still afraid of the ignorant doing something irrational. Today, after hearing this news, I have hope. Today, I believe that the change that this county and its fine people have desired in there hearts is about to come. Are you ready?

    OBAMA '08

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Anti-Obama

    I am not going to vote for that Obama guy even with Hillary in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. His face looks stinky!!!

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  13. jizzo

    It is time for all true democrats to back Obama and lets be a big part of moving our country forward in a positive manner TOGETHER, all for one and one for all, erase racism for it is only evil and for anyone who is a racist be you brown, black, white, yellow or whatever the only place your destined for in the afterlife is the deepest depths of hell, God is watching us all whom he created, ONE LOVE my fellow americans.

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. Dallas, TX

    Welcome!

    Nice of you to join us!

    Comment for Hill as VP...HELL NO!!! Send that woman packing...back to Arkansas!

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  15. Fay Zeman

    Who would vote for Obama when we do not know of anything he has accomplished. Take a chance? Not on your life. We are in a depression because our elections have been taken over by those who think they know what is best for us and we get stuck with unqualified selfserving Duds. Let us alone, let us vote and we will get those in power who know how to be a President. We are stuk with
    less than a vote in Texas because the Party Loyals think they know what is best for us. Our Party Chairman said this was designed to reward party loyals, Sounds like Russia to me.

    Mad in Texas

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. Dougy Giro

    This trickle needs to become a flood if, as these delegates state, the contest is to end sooner rather than later.

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. lilacs

    Looks like I will be doing a write-in on the ballot come nov,2008. Neither Obama or Mccain will get my vote. I support Sen. Clinton all the way. As far as contuining to being a demorcrat, after their appalling attitudetowards Sen.Clinton leaves me very disappoint in a party that always seem to befair toall people. The Democrats like their counterparts the Repugs veiw women as nothing more the thrid rate citizens. And as for the news media being fair and just, that is the biggest crock of dog poop,the news media is own and controled by the supporters of the Repug party

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. Rom,NY

    TO the "Hillary/McCain" blogger
    All common sense people know you are a nasty Republican, go away and feel free to vote for a third of Bush in Nov, nobody cares!! the worst president ever who is killing our soldiers in a war that's based on a lie, who is also killing our economy, who has no clue about foreign policies
    Shame on you republicans !!
    Democrat 08
    Clinton or Obama or both

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  19. l.a.p.

    whatever, just wait for november, like i said he will need 3 time more of the so call black vote to win againg no Mcain the REPUBLICANS...

    OBAMA HE IS A BIG NASTY JOKE

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  20. No joint ticket, please!!

    We know Hillary's on her way out, but the question is where she is going. We need her to go far, far away - not onto the ticket as our VP nominee. Hillary and Bill are TOXIC, and Obama needs as much distance as possible from them when he is President.

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. Watching every move

    Hey "Hillary/Mccain":

    Do you know how ignorant you sound? Both Hillary and Obama have acknowledged that their policies are fairly similar but that there are stark differences between Hillary and McCain and Obama and McCain.

    To say you are "Hillary/McCain" is like saying you are against the war and for the war, for universal health care and for a $5000 health care credit....ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!

    If nothing else, this election is showing us how dumb some folks truly are. It's so sad.

    May 13, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Charles

    The democrats are sealing their fate for November...they're doomed!!

    May 13, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. Robert

    Ray Romer is right! There is no reason to wait any longer for this primary to end. Hillary should step aside NOW and start helping the Democratic Party come together for Obama.
    Instead I know she won't listen to her peers and will continue to cause problems for her party...and she probably wonders why she has lost it and is not considered Presidential material. The word integrity is not in her dictionary.

    May 13, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  24. Beezer, Boyd America

    Would that be a dream ticket or a nightmare ticket?

    May 13, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  25. For the love of this independent

    Maya why are you attributing that to Obama. When Obama was called a snake oil salesman and a boy did you attribute that to Hillary because she didn't speak out.

    You were not going to vote for him anyway. Stop using the petty incidents to justify what you are doing. It is not race. It's about a bunch of supporters upset at the fact Obama ran. he should have waited his turn. Because Hillary should have been the first woman president. And you cannot forgive him for that.

    May 13, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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