Superdelegates Should Use Independent Judgment, Webb Says

By Lindsey Ellerson

Apr 6, 2008 12:05pm

ABC News’ Mary Bruce Reports: Uncommitted superdelegate Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said this morning that superdelegates should be able to overturn the will of the people. “If they didn’t want the superdelegates to have independent judgment, they wouldn’t have created them,” Webb said in an exclusive “This Week” interview.

However, Webb declined to say whether he would be willing to vote against the winner of the pledged delegates. “I haven’t even gotten to the point of looking at how all that works, honestly,” he said.  “I have the luxury of having two candidates in this party who are really exciting the country and bringing more people into the Democratic Party, either of whom can be a very fine president.”

When asked what criteria he will base his final decision on, Webb said he’s content for now to support both the Democratic candidates. “Right now, what I’ve said is that if I saw that one or the other would in my view be markedly better as a president, I would endorse them.  But I’m really happy at this point to support them both.”

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