It appears Democrats won't pick their presidential nominee for some time yet. In fact, some experts say the race is getting tighter between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which could mean a nominee won't become clear until the Democratic National Convention in August.
UW-Madison political scientist Charles Franklin says waiting that long for a nominee would be a mistake for the party. He says it would impact the fall campaign for the nominee. The conflict between the candidates' supporters could also cause long term damage to the party. Franklin says the fight could pit blacks against whites and big states against small states.
Franklin expects there will be a lot of pressure from within the party to have a candidate chosen well before the convention.