Dean Wants Superdelegate Decision by July 1st – Updated

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was on the CBS Early Show and gave an ultimatum to super delegates in their choice for the Democratic nominee. Dean also elaborated on other topics currently in the news pertaining to the election.

Here’s the video:

It seems that Dean sees the writing on the wall concerning disgruntled Democrats if this contest doesn’t get decided fairly. There seems to be a growing sentiments among Democratic voters if their vote ends up not counting because superdelegates decide the nomination.

Dean needs to focus on his own party and unite the Democrats before they even begin attacking John McCain. In fact, both sides need to do some unifying to that point.


Here’s an official story from Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic Party chairman said on Friday he hopes the increasingly contentious rivalry between presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can be decided by July 1 to avoid a fight at the party’s convention.

Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and a presidential candidate in 2004, urged the two candidates to focus on the November general election battle against Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the likely Republican presidential nominee.

“I think it would be nice to have this all done by July 1,” Dean said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program. “If we can do it sooner than that, that’s all the better.

“There has been some personal criticism,” he said. “We don’t want this to degenerate into a big fight at the convention.”

Dean told CNN he believes Democratic delegates from Michigan and Florida will eventually be seated at the party’s August nominating convention in Denver.

So Dean does admit he’s worried this will turn “into a big fight” if things aren’t resolved prior to the convention.