As President Obama campaigns in Rhode Island today, the Democratic candidate for governor in the Ocean State, Frank Caprio, told a local radio station that Obama “can take his endorsement and really shove it.” That’s not a warm welcome!
Obama has refused to endorse Caprio, who is leading — but barely — Republican John Robitaille and Independent Lincoln Chafee. The President was in Rhode Island for a pair of fundraisers and a tour of a small business. “We had one of the worst floods in the history of the United States a few months back and President Obama didn’t even do a fly over of Rhode Island. He ignored us and now he’s coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine,” Caprio also told WPRO-AM. I’ll say it again: ouch.