Democratic Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is upset with President Obama. So upset, in fact, he told the president he can “shove it” in regards to a refusal to endorse Caprio. A little context.
Caprio became livid after it was reported on Monday that the president will not endorse Caprio during a visit to the state today. Although Caprio didn’t request an endorsement, he says the move is an example of Washington politics “at its worst.”
See, one of the people running against Caprio is Lincoln Chafee. Although now running as an independent, back in 2008 Chafee was a Republican senator who endorsed Barack Obama for president.
Caprio sees this as Obama paying Chafee back for that endorsement.
“He can take his endorsement and really shove it,” Caprio told local Rhode Island radio station WPRO.
“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 added.
“I‘ll wear as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn’t want to endorse me as a Democrat, because I am a different type of Democrat.”