Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination
April 4th, 2012
07:55 AM ET

Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Washington (CNN) – As the four remaining Republican presidential candidates battle for delegates in Tuesday night's primaries, the man they hope to unseat in November – President Barack Obama – will quietly clinch his party's nomination for a second term as the polls close in Maryland and the District of Columbia at 8:00 p.m.

Like his Republican counterparts, President Obama has been competing in primaries and caucuses this year and picking up delegates along the way. Unlike the Republicans, Obama faces no serious opposition in his quest for renomination.

According to CNN's delegate estimate, the president has 2,735 of the 2,778 delegates needed to secure his party's nod. He is expected to win most or all of the 119 delegates at stake in Maryland and D.C., as well as the 100 delegates at stake in Wisconsin later in the evening.

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  1. John

    the president has 2,735 of the 2,778.
    Did another candidate get delegates? Or are these outstanding delegates just not dedicated to anyone yet?

    April 4, 2012 at 8:44 am |
    • leroy

      The Oklahoma Democrats are screwing some other candidates out of their delegates so Obama can have 100%.

      April 4, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • Nardfather

        LIke it matters.

        April 4, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  2. jstanford

    time to douch your mouth obama.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • sara

      hey, hey....maybe your mama should have taken a douch. You are a POS.

      April 4, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  3. mikle

    This man like a con man – lied ,scare tactic ,promise without responsibility.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • sassysticks53

      Lol! Nice description of George W. Bush!

      April 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  4. Lizzie

    Who else is running? Sure would like to know, or is it just a pro forma vote and democrats better be in line.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • sassysticks53

      No other Decocrat is running against the INCUMBENT! Lol!

      OBAMA 2012

      April 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  5. hesea

    CNN is incredible Obama's trying to infulence the Sumpreme court and their asking him for a response in writing and nothing about it from CNN. Not good news for Obama so let's ignore it?

    April 4, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • rightytighty

      The collaberating news networks are clearly not interested in these types of media matters

      April 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • sassysticks53

      LOL! coward!

      April 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    what a nasty bunch of jackasses posted here today. Obama 2012

    April 4, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  7. B

    Obama will win reelection in good-part because of the – extreme candidates put forth by the Republicans.
    Most Americans are more middle ground than these nuts like Santoum and will show it in November.

    It is showing by the increased number of people going -Independent and less interested in Party and more interested in Results that Americans are demanding.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • John

      I move from a repub to an independent. I have never seen a more extreame radical in the WH. And yes, he is good at speechs and calling the other side radical. It is part of the agenda to try to deflect people away from what he actually has done for the past 3+ years.
      Why would you reelect this guy? His big accomplishment was Obamacare. His administration now says the plan cost will actually be double what they first said it would be. To top it all of it seems the court is going to

      April 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
      • jean2009

        This proves there is not such thing as an independent, just another radical right-wing dunce that thinks it's cool to call themselves independent.

        http://www.thecheers.org/No-Laughing/article_2866_Independents-Are-The-BIGGEST-Idiots.html

        April 5, 2012 at 11:02 am |
      • Steveo

        Jean2009,

        I am not at all concerned about your little article. What you fail to understand is independents can lean left or right. I happen to lean right and yet I do not blindly follow a party just to belong to a party! I am free to call out both Dems and GOP when I feel they are wrong! FL Independent is a left leaning Indy but according to you and that ignorant article, she is a idiot too, right? How moronic, pompous, ridiculous, and ignorant, etc!!

        Understand this Jean,I have crossed party lines before and will not hestiate to do the same when I feel the need! I relish my freedom to call out ignorance from BOTH sides when warranted! Trace once declared he will follow the left whether right or wrong! Not me Jean, I will support what is right, no matter what party it originates! To me right is more important than a party! Whether you like it, believe it, or not. We exist! Lastly, I don't hesitate to let you and everyone else out there know BOTH parties have failed!

        Come to think of it maybe I am more moderate than independent! In any case the title of the article you proudly post still SUX!

        April 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
      • Steveo

        Jean2009,

        I am not at all concerned about your little article. What you fail to understand is independents can lean left or right. I happen to lean right and yet I do not blindly follow a party just to belong to a party! I am free to call out both Dems and GOP when I feel they are wrong! FL Independent is a left leaning Indy but according to you and that ignorant article, she is a idiot too, right? How moronic, pompous, ridiculous, and ignorant, etc!!

        Understand this Jean,I have crossed party lines before and will not hestiate to do the same when I feel the need! I relish my freedom to call out ignorance from BOTH sides when warranted! Trace once declared he will follow the left whether right or wrong! Not me Jean, I will support what is right, no matter what party it originates! To me right is more important than a party! Whether you like it, believe it, or not. We exist! Lastly, I don't hesitate to let you and everyone else out there know BOTH parties have failed!

        Come to think of it maybe I am more moderate than independent! In any case the ti-tle of the article you proudly post still SUX!

        April 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Steveo
        There is no such thing as an independent.

        http://obamaletdownwatch.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-independent/

        April 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
      • Steveo

        Jean,

        Once again, quote articles all day long! It changes nothing! Does FL Independent know she doesn't exist?

        April 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
    • jerry

      extreme...you are ignorant of reality....Romney is center right about where the democratic party WAS...this is GOP. obama ran on unification and hope and change....and has done nothing but the opposite...he will not run on his record and will resort to dirty chicago politics and it will not bode well for him...he is who he is and America knows he is a radical anti-American racist...

      April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
      • Pete

        Jerry,a racist calling another a racist,pretty republican I deduct.Romney doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell.There, stew on this awhile..

        April 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  8. OBAMA2012

    John.....you question our Democratic president at every turn but apparently you have issues with the Repblicans too or you wouldn't have jumped ship on them. stop complaining.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  9. jerry

    the new marxist party....the U.S. Democratic party is gone. America is NOT a left wing country...we do not want what this politic will bring us...we will take our country back!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • sassysticks53

      Hee-hee. Not with Mr. Etch-A-Sketch as your nominee. Good luck with taking back your country!

      April 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  10. jon

    Israel is a proven terrorist state, that has carried out aggressive actions against their own allies, not to mention innocent civillians.

    White phosphorous...

    Bomblets in lebannon..

    And AIPACS enourmous influence in American politics.

    That is the face of true terrorism.

    DON'T SUPPORT PRO ZIONIST POLITICIANS!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    • Steveo

      Just move to Palestine then and be done with it!

      April 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  11. Sponge-Bob

    This is news? As if there were any doubt he'd get the party's nomination.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  12. dave

    Stunning they have found someone better. I was really expecting Hillary to enter the race early this year. I guess with unemployment dropping to an amazingly low 8.3% had made them think 0bama's a shoe in. The next 6 months are going to be most interesting to watch and be a part of.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  13. jon

    These politicians need to reject Israel lobby support.

    Down with AIPAC

    April 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • Pete

      Jon,they need help in Iran in the refueling pond at the nuke plant.Wear some lead underwear so your gonads don't glow in the dark.Don't worry,they have plenty of property to bury you on,probably in pieces I suspect,you'll be too hot ,ha ha,ta handle,good luck, givem my name and you'll get a good seat.

      April 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Name*Liz Carter

    Marxist Party?? My goodness...Don't start again with that Republican trick of fearmongering Jerry!! You know it doesn't work with intelligent Americans!! And when you take your country back...don't ask another black child to go to war with you again to keep it!! Don't ask one latino, asian, native American or anyone of the minority to go fight and more often die for 'your country' and your way of life!! Evidently, you don't want us enjoying it to the fullest...so fight your own wars from now on, because as soon as you get your wish and put your Rethuglicans back in the Whitehouse,...just stand by!! Wars...wars...and more wars!! We refuse to be your bullet-stoppers any longer!!

    April 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  15. Gijoe

    Hes also clinched a seat with satan in the whirlwind of destruction

    April 7, 2012 at 5:29 am |
  16. heres the real truth

    So everyone complains that obama hasnt done his job or what he said he would do but have they actually took as second to look why he has got these things done could it be hes fighting a battle with congress everystep of the way because bi partensinship is a joke in order to get nething past the republicans u have to line their pockets with gold and if u dont believe me call for mitt dipships full disclosure thats why hes hiding his money beause its really ours and as for the unemployment rate there are jobs out there it might not be the one everyone wants but its time to get up off ur lazy ass america and stop blaming everyone else for ur problems find a job any job is better than none ........ obama and a democratic congress is 2012 lets show them how its done

    April 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm |