OU President and former U.S. Sen. David Boren has endorsed Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
In an announcement Friday, Boren said he will serve as an advisor on national security for Obama's campaign.
Boren explained his decision to the Tulsa World's Jim Myers. "Our strength is declining. Eighty-one percent of Americans believe we are headed in the wrong direction," Boren said.
Boren's son, Rep. Dan Boren, says he remains uncommitted, despite his father's endorsement. Dan Boren is one of the Democratic Party's superdelegates, activists who have been wooed aggressively by both Obama and his Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton.