April 23rd, 2008
03:22 PM ET
7 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. PA

    It is time for all the leaders in the deomcrates party to come forward and support the good in the party – OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. vjh

    Smart man. Lrets hope more Supers endorse Obama in the next few weeks ahead.

    April 23, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Bond

    Smart endorsement from smart governer.
    I hope now Obama gets back to the message that we so love him for.
    Let Hillary do what she is good at,, throwing mud. Obama can not win a mud fight with the Clintons, they are experts in that.

    April 23, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. fred

    OH WOW....not impressed!!

    April 23, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  5. fred

    Isn't he going against the will of the people of OK???

    April 23, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. Joanne

    What a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! She Will Win The tide is rising............

    Another brainwashed loser....................................his lose not Hillary's.

    Bravo Hillary on your win...............

    Hillary 08

    April 23, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. joyce

    how wonderful governor.
    okla has a smart gov. you picked a winner
    white lady in arkansas

    April 23, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  8. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    The tide is turnning for Hillary.....the political delegates are deserting........and the tide for Hillary is "going out."

    April 23, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. AKRON, OHIO OBOMA SUPPORTER

    OBOMA SUPPOTTERS WELCOME YOU

    VOTE OBOMA

    April 23, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Brian

    back in the Fall, now we are learning more about him and a lot of it is NOT GOOD... brialliant!

    April 23, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. AKRON, OHIO OBOMA SUPPORTER

    OBOMA SUPPOTTERS WELCOME YOU

    VOTE OBOMA

    April 23, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. Chris in Columbus

    Considering how many 'regular' delegates a superdelegate is worth, this effectively makes PA null and void.

    April 23, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  13. @americans

    ANYTIME HILLARY PULLS OUT A SMEAR CAMPAIGN WIN, OBAMA GETS A SUPERDELEGATE!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  14. bigben

    Obama got his endorsement by asking him. Can I just finish my waffle?

    April 23, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  15. Bill

    thank you Governor Henry now is time for the rest of the superdelegates to show some courage. One way or the other.

    April 23, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  16. JMark Indiana

    Thank U Mr. Gov. I support your courage and truthfulness

    April 23, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  17. all the way

    after all the bad news for Obama and Hillary's dirty game and he held on to keep it a10% that's a win in my book.

    April 23, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  18. shirley

    Thank you Governor Henry. Hillary cannot win the general election, she has been proven unfit for our highest office. Her lastest ads are disgraceful and dishonest.

    April 23, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  19. Kevin, Louisville, Ky

    Keep it coming ..thanks Gov!

    April 23, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  20. Dan, Oklahoma

    . . .This is why I love America.

    YES WE CAN!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  21. Madelyn

    Finally, people saw the real Obama and voted for Hillary. If Hillary doesn't win the primary, I know many people that will vote for John McCain in the general election because Obama (and that racist anti American wife of his) play a racist card.

    Think with your heads people, not your hearts.

    Go Hillary!

    April 23, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  22. dian

    Good for him! Good Man! More should start coming to Obama's side, Please!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's end this, Please!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. there you go

    Obama:

    There you go... you do well on RED states (65% red) ... can you carry a state that matters or that we have a remote chance on winning?

    ELECTIBILITY BABY!!!

    April 23, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  24. YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Senator Obama thanks you and his supporters do as well. This is a smart decision, I only wish the rest of America would realize the best choice for this country is Senator Obama.

    April 23, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  25. JD

    Good news for Obama! It will be interesting to see if any other superdelegates weigh in for either him or Clinton in the next few days.

    April 23, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
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