This seems significant. A former Clinton endorser and former chair of the DNC (appointed by Bill Clinton) and former chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, has switched sides. Joe Andrew is endorsing Barack Obama and is encouraging other superdelegates to make the switch.
In an Indianapolis press conference he will so in order to urge his "fellow superdelegates across the nation to heal the rift in our party and unite behind Barack Obama," as he writes in a letter he's sending to superdelegates.
Andrew writes he's switching because "a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue this process, and a vote to continue this process is a vote that assists John McCain....While I was hopeful that a long, contested primary season would invigorate our party, the polls show that the tone and temperature of the race is now hurting us. John McCain, without doing much of anything, is now competitive against both of our remaining candidates. We are doing his work for him and distracting Americans from the issues that really affect all of our lives."
DemConWatch now has the superdelegate totals at: Clinton: 260, Obama: 243. One month ago it was 246-212 so things are moving fast. More than a dozen superdelegates have been added to Obama or Clinton in the last 4 days. Our recent calls for superdelegate action appear to have been heard.