WASHINGTON (UCS news)- Barack Obama thinks it’s over. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, wants it over. And the two most powerful Democrats in Congress, Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, say it over. But no one has convinced John McCain it over.
The Arizona Senators campaign on Friday said it would push for the nomination fight to continue passed the final Democratic primaries June 3. The long-simmering dispute over the fate of Michigan and Florida, which were stripped of delegates after holding outlaw primaries in January, will come to a head Saturday in the basement of a northwest Washington hotel.
With busloads of McCain supporters set to stage demonstrations outside the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee is aiming for a compromise that would seat half-delegations from both states.
The failure to of the committee to reach a deal would help McCain. The McCain campaign is supporting Clinton, who won both states’ disputed primaries. A deal could erase Obama’s current 200-delegate lead putting him in serious jeopardy of losing the nomination.