Superdelegates Waiting to Pick Sides

Batch of party elites could pick the next nominee
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2008 10:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton lost Wyoming yesterday, but today the Washington Post has some welcome news for the Democratic underdog: Many superdelegates say they’ll wait until the end of the primaries to chose a candidate. “You’re going to see a lot of delegates remaining uncommitted,” said one neutral Democratic congressman. “There’s a sense that this is going to Denver not resolved.”

The 796 superdelegates will join thousands of pledged delegates in August at the party convention in the Mile High City. Many superdelegates expressed hope that Dems will have a nominee before then. “The sooner it gets resolved, the better,” one said. With Clinton and Barack Obama virtually even among pledged delegates, neither can win the nomination without superdelegate support.