As the Democratic campaign progresses, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is now demanding superdelegates to make up their minds and choose a candidate to support. Appearing on CNN earlier today, Dean made the charge to the superdelegates.
Here is the video of the discussion between Dean and Wolf Blitzer:
A report from politicalticker:
(CNN)â€” An increasingly firm Howard Dean told CNN again Thursday that he needs superdelegates to say who theyâ€™re for â€“ and â€œI need them to say who theyâ€™re for starting now.â€
â€œWe cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time,â€ the Democratic National Committee Chairman told CNNâ€™s Wolf Blitzer. â€œWeâ€™ve got to know who our nominee is.â€
After facing criticism for a mostly hands-off leadership style during much of the primary season, Dean has been steadily raising the rhetorical pressure on superdelegates. He said Thursday that roughly 65 percent of them have made their preference plain, but that more than 300 have yet to make up their minds.
The national party chair, who has remained neutral throughout the primary process, said again itâ€™s his job to make sure both candidates feel they are treated fairly â€“ but not to tell either of them when to end their run.
Basically it sounds like Dean wants a decision in the coming months. He’s previously said that he’d like a nominee by July so the party can being rallying around their chosen candidate. It makes sense, of course, since Dean needs to hold the party together and keep this battle from happening all the way to the convention, which is still a possibility if the superdelegates refuse to commit.