Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gov. Henry Praises Obama's Consensus-Building Ability

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."

1 comment:

Dan Paden said...

...Brad Henry...cited Obama's ability to reach "across party lines on issues vitally important to all citizens."

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...Henry praised Obama as "a strong, committed and inspirational leader, ideally suited to bring together Democrats, independents, and Republicans."


Problem is, Governor Henry's absolutely so full of, ah, molasses on this, it's not even funny. Division in the Democratic Party is all over the news right now, all day, every day. There is more division in it all the time. Senator Obama has even lost the lead in the popular vote. He is clearly not able, contrary to Governor Henry's assertion, even to unite Democrats, let alone independents and Republicans.

Senator Obama may be a lot of things, but a uniter isn't one of them. That Governor Henry would say otherwise flies in the face of the actual facts of the situation and suggests strongly that he is not paying close attention.