Superdelegate Switches Support From Clinton To Obama

May 1, 2008

Hillary Clinton has some much needed momentum at the moment but Barack
Obama has scored another prize.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are fighting for every vote and especially, for every superdelegate. Both candidates are trying to win over Indiana's white working class voters ahead of Tuesday's primary.

But it's the super-delegates who could decide who gets the Democratic
nomination.

And Obama scored a big defection.

Former Democratic party chair and longtime Hillary Clinton backer Joe Andrew
says he's tired of the old politics, so he's switching allegiance.

"What Barack Obama has demonstrated is you don't have to play that game and that is what has been truly inspirational to me," said Joe Andrew, former Democratic National Committee Chair.

Andrew says he'll call the undecided superdelegates, many of them here on Capitol Hill and urge them to unite behind Obama.

Andrew praised Obama's handling of two political hot potatoes. The
controversy surrounding his former pastor and his opposition to a gas tax
holiday that Senators Clinton and John McCain want.

"This isn't a real solution. This is a gimmick, and this is what Washington does whenever there's a big problem," said Obama.

Clinton insists lowering the price of gas will help millions of Americans
who are struggling.

"Senator Obama says 'we shouldn't do it' and 'it's a gimmick' and Senator McCain says 'we should do it but we shouldn't pay for it.' You know, sometimes I feel like the Goldie Locks of this campaign, not too much,
not too little, just right," said Clinton.

And the Clinton campaign is trying to make the case that recent polls show she is also 'just right' to take on McCain in the general election.


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