Four Oklahoma Republicans are scheduled to speak at their party’s convention next week _ Sen. Tom Coburn, Reps. Tom Cole and Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett _ while not a single Oklahoma Democrat has been featured on the podium here in Denver.
The state has a Democratic governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other statewide officers. And it has one Democratic congressman, Dan Boren (though the fact that he has refused to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, the party’s presidential nominee, certainly might explain his lack of podium time).
Asked last night why he hadn’t been tapped to speak, even though many Democratic governors had been, Henry said, “I don’t have much of an ego. It’s not a big deal to me.”
He said the national Democratic Party hadn’t asked him to speak and that the ones who did appear are “either in key swing or battleground states or aggressively pursued a speaking role.”