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.


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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