Monday, October 25, 2010

RI Democrat Candidate for Governor: Obama 'Can Take His Endorsement and Shove It'

Oh my. Barack Obama is campaigning today in deep blue Rhode Island, but isn't exactly feeling the love from the Democrat gubernatorial candidate.
This morning on WPRO Radio Providence, Democratic Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, whom President Obama has not endorsed, lashed out.

“I never asked President Obama for his endorsement and what’s going on here is really Washington insider politics at its worst,” Caprio said. “He can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I am concerned.”

Deferring to his friendship with former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator currently an independent gubernatorial candidate who endorsed the president in 2008, the president has not endorsed Caprio.

Recent polls indicate that Caprio and Chafee are in a tight race. According to the Providence Journal, Caprio was unaware that the president would not be endorsing him until a reporter told his campaign the news over the weekend.
Obama's simply coming to pick up some cash.
Caprio today charged that the president is “coming into Rhode Island treating us like an ATM machine. I will wear it as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn’t want to endorse me as a Democrat.“
It's worth noting that Obama and the idiot VP will spend all week campaigning in what were once Democrat strongholds but where incumbents and candidates for open seats are in danger. They don't dare show their faces in red states any more.

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