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RE: Obama: Too Liberal Even for Democrats

From a reader: 

What’s more damaging is the fact that Dan is the Son of Former Senator David Boren (D-OK).  David Boren has endorsed Obama nonetheless, and would be a very intriguing and potentially (a very) helpful veep pick…but I guess the Dan Boren statements would complicate the odds of David Boren being the veep A LOT

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