PHILADELPHIA, PA.—The Obama campaign on Wednesday is not pressing their often used argument that uncommitted superdelegates should take the lead from the vote in their states. Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry of Oklahoma said on a conference call he will cast his superdelegate vote for Obama, despite Clinton winning the Feb. 5 Oklahoma vote by 55 percent.
Plouffe, updating a number from the first conference call of the day said with Henry’s support, Obama is only 293 delegates away from getting the 2,024 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. The Obama campaign is pushing the narrative that it is a foregone conclusion that Obama will win no matter the contests ahead in the nine states plus Puerto Rico and Guam.
Henry dodged a direct answer on why he was making his choice known the morning after Obama lost the Pennsylvania primary.
He said it was time for superdelegates—party leaders and elected officials—to decide. “Maybe I can persuade other superdelegates to make their position known,” Henry said.