From NBC's Chuck Todd
Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer said he's endorsing Obama now because he believes all superdelegates should get on the record "right now." It's "now time to turn to the general."
On the endorsement call, he's going to stop short of calling for Clinton to drop out, but he believes the race has ended, which is why he's coming out now for Obama; he believes Obama's got the math on his side.
Romer, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, added that Obama has good support in the West and that he can put some Western states in play. Romer said he informed Clinton senior aide Harold Ickes late yesterday of his final decision. Romer is the fifth DNC chair to endorse Obama; eight others are for Clinton.
OBAMA (5): Andrew, Romer, Kirk, Dodd, Wilhelm
CLINTON (8): Rendell, Manatt, DeLee, Grossman, Harris, Strauss, McAuliffe, Curtis
*** UPDATE *** In the conference call announcing his support of Obama, Romer said, "The math is controlling. This race, I believe, is over." He continued, "Sen Obama. has accumulated a lead in delegates that cannot be overcome."
As mentioned above, he didn't call for Clinton to quit the race, but he said the more information she has about how superdelegates -- like him -- are breaking, the better kind of decision she will make regarding her future in the race. "They need to know where I am as a superdelegate. That is not forcing them out of the race. That is giving them facts."