People following the Democratic presidential race this year — and that’s everyone in America, right? — learned a lot about superdelegates _ how they have the power to make up their own minds and even the power to decide the nominee, which they helped to do this year.
But they also have the power not to make up their minds, or announce support for a candidate. And Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, seems intent on exercising that power.
Though Boren’s district and the state of Oklahoma voted overwhelmingly for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Boren did not pledge his delegate vote to her.
And when it became increasingly obvious that Sen. Barack Obama was going to win the nomination, Boren did not choose to announce for him (even though his father, current OU president and former U.S. Senator David Boren did).
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