Some Superdelegates Bide Their Time, Others Swing To Obama

One of the big questions following yesterday's split decision in the Democratic battle was what impact the results would have on uncommitted superdelegates.

The answers are starting to trickle in. And the early word seems to be: Let's not do anything rash.

Democratic superdelegate Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island told the Associated Press that he was going to wait to decide who to back based on "who's got that momentum heading into the general election and that's unresolved based on yesterday." And Connecticut Rep. Joe Courtney, another super, said he'd decide whom to back after the final primary June 3rd.

Not everyone is biding their time: Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina is backing Clinton, though, as promised, he's simply following the will of the Democratic voters in his district.

UPDATE: Four previously uncommitted superdelegates swung their support to Obama Wednesday afternoon, the AP reports. They include Virginia's Jennifer McClellan – who used to support Clinton – North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek, North Carolina Democratic National Committee member Jeanette Council, and California DNC member Inola Henry. None of the five remaining undecided superdelegates from Wisconsin, meanwhile, has yet decided to back either candidate.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Hill reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has been one of Clinton's biggest backers in the Senate, said that she wants the New York senator to lay out a detailed plan for how she plans to go forward after Tuesday's results.

"I, as you know, have great fondness and great respect for Sen. Clinton and I'm very loyal to her," Feinstein told The Hill. "Having said that, I'd like to talk with her and [get] her view on the rest of the race and what the strategy is."

Feinstein said that Clinton has thus far not responded to her request.