June 10, 2008

A Blue Dog gets shaky

Barack Obama has finally sealed the nomination, and that's got at least one Democratic Congressman a little nervous:

Democratic Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma said Tuesday Barack Obama is "the most liberal senator" in Congress and he has no intention of endorsing him for the White House.

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Boren, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegate, said that while Obama has talked about working with Republicans, "unfortunately, his record does not reflect working in a bipartisan fashion."

No shit, Dan.  But Obama shouldn't worry because, as with most politicians, Party comes before principles*:

owever, Boren will vote for Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August and will vote Democratic on Nov. 4.

Boren is a Blue Dog Democrat whose district is R+5, and his ACU rating is a 63 (higher than a lot of Republicans in Congress) so this is not entirely unexpected.  Gotta fool the conservative home district into thinking you're not really behind Sen. Obama 100%.

Best part?  Boren's father, David Boren, is a former Oklahoma Senator who has endorsed Obama, and may have been on Obama's list of potential vice presidential nominees.  Kinda puts a cog in that plan.

*I wish that the GOP were different, but alas...

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