In a mild surprise, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry this week endorsed Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for president. Henry, one of Oklahoma's superdelegates to the Democratic convention this summer, cited Obama's ability to reach "across party lines on issues vitally important to all citizens."
Henry's endorsement runs counter to the results of February's Oklahoma Democratic primary, which Sen. Hillary Clinton won handily.
In his endorsement, Henry praised Obama as "a strong, committed and inspirational leader, ideally suited to bring together Democrats, independents, and Republicans."