Durbin concerned with super delegates
Feb 18,2008 00:00 by UPI

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday the use of super delegates in the Democratic Party's presidential nomination process could be problematic.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Durbin said it was troubling that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was leading among super delegates while Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was ahead in the number of states won and elected delegates.

Yet Durbin said he was confident the elected delegates and the voters they represent would likely reveal a true winner at the Democratic presidential nominating convention in Denver.

"You know, the voters will have the last word in November, the elected delegates should have the last word in Denver," he said. "Those are the delegates who stood for the voters."

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also appeared on Sunday's program and he too recognized the potential problem facing the Democratic Party, suggesting patience was the only current solution.

"We ought to let this play out and then -- and I don't think that -- and I have to say this to Dick -- I don't think either candidate wants or can even get away with forcing their will down the throat of the other," he said.


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