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. NoHillaryToTheWhiteHouse

    The stupid old people in west virginia still voting for the Evil Hillary what the hell is wrong with this people, the all have alziemers they could not remember who is losing all they see is a white woman againts intellegent black men this people are still living in 1940's . They need help.

    May 13, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. JOSEPH

    What are they thinking? Super delegates have the responsibility to correct the situation in a close race and not just rubber stamp the bizzare primary process of the Democratic party. If the process was the same as the Republican party, Clinton would have secured the nomination long ago. Put another way if you can't compete for low income votes, the elderly, the Hispanics and the Catholics how on earth can you win the swing states?

    May 13, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. Concerned

    Why are Obama supporters all so mean and hateful towards Hillary and her supporters??? I would not vote for Obama because I don't want to be part of your self-righteous, hypocritical, snobby, prejudiced, sexist club.

    McCain 08

    May 13, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. Harry C

    Go OBAMA! No way should the Clinton's , either she or he be VP... We have had enough BUSH-CLINTON in the white house. TIME FOR CHANGE!

    May 13, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. pat

    AS AN AMERICAN I FEEL VIOLATED WHEN SUPERDELAGATES DETERMAN WHO IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT WHY DON,T WE JUST NOT VOTE ANYMORE IT DOSEN,T COUNT WHEN A SELECT FEW DETERMANS WHO IS ELECTED. THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY SUPERDELAGATES THERE TO EASLIE INFLUIENCED. THERE VOTE CAN BE BOUGHT THOUGH PROMISEES , CABINET POST, MONEY,LOBBYIST BRIBE THEM. THIS IS A FIXES ELECTION AN IM MAD AS HELL.

    May 13, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  6. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Way To Gobama, Gobama, Gobama, Gobama, Gooooooooooooo!

    Congratulations To All "My Barack" Supporters!!!!!!

    Yes You Can! But please, please, no to Hillary as veep, she does not deserve it, she has attacked Barack in the worse way, she has tried to destroy his reputation! Barack supporters, please don't even entertain this Hillary for veep suggestion.

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  7. l.a.p.

    I GUESS WE BETTER GET READY FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BUSH IN THE WHILTE HOUSE...

    THAT'S A CRUEL REALITY....

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  8. Paul

    What is with people who write, "the party has been hijacked"? Hihacked from whom? Democrats voting in Democratic primaries and caucuses under Democratic party rules have selected a nominee. Just because Hillary doesn't get the nomination does not mean the party has been hijacked.

    Please read George McGovern's article in the NYTimes today and take his advise. (Remember that a divided party made McGovern lose to Nixon. How many people reading here think that went well?)

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Ludovic

    that makes a net gain of 26 superdelegates for Obama in the last week over Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

    That completely - numerically - negates Clinton's pending West Virginia victory today. The Mountain State has 28 pledged delegates.

    WAY TO GO OBAMA

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. Y

    It just dawned on me that the Hillary supporters that are saying they won�t vote for Obama when he�s the nominee are not really Democrats. They�re the Republicans sent over by Rush Limbaugh to disturb the primary process. I believe Obama would actually be further ahead if it weren�t for them trying to get Hillary elected so they could beat her in November. Please ignore their postings. They�re posing as disappointed Hillary supporters to try to influence the Superdelegates. The Democratic Party is not as divided as the blogs make us believe. Obama will deliver the biggest win in Democratic History in November.

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. No Obama

    Nasty comments, dirty remarks all from the Obama supporters. and I get moderated. It is all the black people is all it is. Read it for yourself moderators, you know it's true.

    May 13, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Linda. Boston, MA

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

    Yeah, all of us college educated "idiots" who voted for Obama are making a big mistake. We should have just listened to all the uneducated high school drop-outs that voted for Clinton – they're so much smarter.

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. judy

    Ok everyone please listen to my canadian view please.I have always studied american elections because it is very interesting.Having said that.IT IS TIME FOR HILLARY"S SUPPORTERS "" GROW UP" I listen to these six WOMEN say they will vote for mc cain in nov.So let me tell you the decisions you all make, effect me.The stock market,housing ,the cost of lives and cash for the war on and on.Now having said that we do Not always get what we think we want.Stop ackting like todlers ,take a breath and continue to fight for what you want in the canadate that has won.Make us proud to be your allies.We really want to be proud of americans.ONE NATION <ONE PEOPLE

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. Sean

    Hillary/McCain: Will you support Obama if he keeps the lead on popular vote?

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  15. Laura from Mississippi

    Come on Adults. Let the process take place. I am a teacher that teach high school students. How can we teach the system work when we, (Adults) are trying to find a way around it. The winner is the winner I support Obama, but if he does not win, then I will support the winner. We have been voting for years for a president, and our choice does not win all the time. Let's stop being sore loosers, get behind the winner and make a difference in this country. We do not need another 4 years of the Republicans in the White House. Let the winner choose the VP. He/she knows who they want and who they can work with.

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. Gerry In Toronto

    Actually as of 1.00pm est its now 4 sd's

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. Chris DD

    Obama/Clinton '08

    This needs to happen.

    May 13, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. austbill

    I would like to see a day that Hillary picks up several delegates.
    Hillary is the most qualified candidate for president.

    Go Hillary, score, score, score!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. beans, belize C.A

    This superdelegate movement to support Obama will make her w.virginia and kentucky wins meaning less.

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. Savvy

    Way to go, Romer!

    ROME NO MORE 🙂 he he

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. Allen deLuca - Florida

    America deserves what it is going to get....

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. Sally

    Thank God for Mr. President Obama !!

    Hillary would have destroyed this country Just like she's trying to destroy the democratic party.

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Nancy

    I for one do not want the dream ticket, Barack does not need to have Hillary and Bill to over shadow him.

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. skyjuice

    That woman is just plain ol' stubborn. the super delegates are going to have to put her out of her misery. 3 more today and I bet before the day is over, he'll get at least 2 more.

    GOBAMA 08'/12'

    May 13, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  25. yvonne

    I really hope that this will help Hillary make the decision to finish whatever it is that she's doing. I for one wanted to have a "dream ticket" but Hillary have burn those bridges behind her. Maybe in 2016 she can be the president

    May 13, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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