April 23rd, 2008
03:22 PM ET
6 years ago

Oklahoma governor backs Obama

 Henry is backing Obama.
Henry is backing Obama.

(CNN) – Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid Wednesday.

"Senator Obama is uniquely positioned to unite our nation and move beyond the divisiveness and partisan skirmishes that too often characterize politics as usual in Washington,” Henry told The Oklahoman.

Henry, currently serving his second term, had said he did not plan to endorse until the party's convention in late August.

Hillary Clinton won Oklahoma on February 5 with 55 percent of the vote.

Henry is one of the party's 720 superdelegates who will ultimately decide the party's nominee. About 300 remain undecided. (Related: Clinton picks up superdelegate)

Check out CNN's latest delegate estimates here


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Montana is Obama Country

    Good For you.. we'll take it..!
    We want a person with substance in the Whitehouse.. NOT LIAR's.. Like the Clinton family..

    Yes.. We.. Can.. in 2008

    April 23, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. CB in Florida

    Thank You Honorable Sir! Yes We Can! OBAMA "08"

    April 23, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. Pepou

    Great. The tide is turning in the right way.

    April 23, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. Paul, Oklahoma

    . . . Hillary's balloons have flown and the confetti has fallen. Now
    reality sets in.

    Yes We can!!!!!!!!!!
    Obama 08.

    April 23, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. Jack in Cali

    ummm his state easily went to clinton.........and yet he votes for Obama. Just like Richardson, Kennedy etc. These superdelegates need to be listening to THEIR voters!

    April 23, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  6. Greg, NY

    When President Obama is sworn in in January, Hillary will still be running.

    April 23, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Marcie, OK

    . . .Gee, the tide IS turning.

    Obama 08

    April 23, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. BCarlisle, San Ramon CA

    Nothing to loose since he is termed out, his state went to Clinton, you would think he would be wise and go with her!

    Traitor...another white man traitor

    April 23, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  9. Dj

    Praise God!

    April 23, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  10. military for Obama

    another superdelegate after a major primary. who is the big winner

    April 23, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  11. j

    One Super a day over the next two weeks will erase Clinton's gains in Penn.

    April 23, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  12. Vanessa

    After Hillary won PA???

    April 23, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  13. CB

    WELCOME TO THE FAMILY GOV. HENRY!

    April 23, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  14. story

    ANOTHER ONE
    THAT HAD GIVEN UP
    TO THE P`RESSURE
    OF THE OBAMA´S CLAN

    April 23, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  15. jill american

    Duh. Oklahoma is one of the most homophobic states in the country so supporting someone who rubs elbows with Rev Write and Donnie McGlurkin does not surprise me.

    April 23, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  16. Yes Joe

    so why should superdelegates back the person with the most votes if superdelegates on Obama's side don't think so?

    April 23, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  17. Linda (Maryland)

    Those spent millions in Pennsylvania will eventually pay off for Obama as the superdelegates slowly, but surely move his way. They shall not be fooled, and truly see the error of Hillary's ways.

    April 23, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. Bob, Muncie, IN

    . . . Bravo Gov. Henry. Now that we're out of Pennsylvania, the in touch
    voters are standing up again.

    Yes we Can.

    April 23, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  19. ross

    Hillary also lost some states where superdelegates endorsed her. Thank you, Gov. Henry.

    OBAMA 08

    April 23, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. SR, CA

    Thank you senator. Keep it coming!
    Obama for 08

    April 23, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  21. AMK

    Yet another person going against the will of their states majority vote. Ridiculous.

    April 23, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. Tammy

    He needs to have a chat with Nancy Pelosi – didn't she say the superdelegates should support the will of the people?

    April 23, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  23. deborah

    So much for following the voters in your constituency. I'm sure Sen Obama won't refuse the endorsement because the people of Oklahoma said they wanted Sen Clinton.

    April 23, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  24. JM

    super delegates should stop this now.
    Hillary just wants to distroy Obama chances of winning the white house because she is not going to get the nomination unless they give it to her.

    MzAnn

    April 23, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  25. Chut Pata

    You suck! You did not endorse Barack when he needed you, and you let Billary win. Now you see the rising sun and bow to it, just like other "super" delegates like Richardson.

    April 23, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
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