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This coarse election season, which seems to keep outdoing itself in that regard, has taken another crass turn. Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor, says President Obama can "shove it" for not endorsing him.

Obama will be visiting Rhode Island on Monday to promote his small business bill and lend a hand in Democratic fundraising, but the White House said Obama would not endorse anyone in the governor's race. After hearing that news, Caprio told radio station WPRO early Monday that Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it." He called the decision "Washington insider politics at its worst," the Associated Press reported.

Frank CaprioCaprio faces Lincoln Chafee, an independent and former Republican senator who backed Obama for president in 2008, and Republican John Robitaille.

According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Chafee holds a seven-point lead.

The White House wouldn't comment on Caprio's remarks, the AP said.


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rbeatty975

Regardless of one's political viewpoint, "shove it" is not the mature, professional response this Democrat would exect from a gentlman running for State Governor, albiet Rhode Island. While Mr. Caprio has certainly succeded in grabbing the political spotlight, he has done so at the unfortunate expense of representing himself well. (What is his platform? I seemed to have missed that.)

October 27 2010 at 10:21 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
fnlook4

It seems that a lot of people making comments are saying that the President deserves respect. However, he does not respect the American people. He does what he wants, when he wants and however he wants. He rammed through HealthCare, bailouts and financial reform. If anyone has paid attention to his latest rantings he has called the people who vote against his party and his agenda "enemies". He won't even call people we are at war with enemies but he has no problem calling Americans enemies because they disagree with him. The people that disagree are Democrats, Republican, Independents and others. So, this man does not deserve the respect you think he does, the Office of the President deserves the respect but not the man. He hasn't earned the respect of the American people.

October 27 2010 at 6:46 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
cc381

I wouldn't want one from him anyway. I won't vote for anyone he puts his name to. Glad to see someone is not scared to say what we all feel.

October 26 2010 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clarissa49

I am not a Democrat. But once again someone is getting bashed because he expressed his feelings. Mr. Obama made another gaff himself; he comes off as being conceited.

October 26 2010 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
mcwhomper

who to vote for is a hard question my mother told me that chaffee shut down her elderly bingo in warwick when he was mayor caprio has done two things that was right he didn't let tax payers pay for his transportation or at least thats what he says and he told obama to shove it and as far as im concerned thats what i would like to say to them all politicians in this state are so dirty and underhanded that we would be better off with a manager then a governor at least then if they screw up you fire them

October 26 2010 at 8:00 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
trialrunok

Respect cuts both ways, I havn't seen a lot of respect for the American people by this president. I've seen little respect for the office by the president maybe if he stayed in the office more he would get more respect.

October 26 2010 at 7:12 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Suzanne

If you want respect you have to earn respect. This means a political figure should conduct themselves and govern with a hidden agenda. You know, 'change'? Now we all know change meant socialism.

October 26 2010 at 6:56 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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rbeatty975

If 'change' (your quotes) means a move toward socialism, that would beg the question of what you mean by socialism, Suzanne. Are you refering to democratic socialism, a.k.a. regulated capitalism? Also, do you really believe a political figure should govern with a hidden agenda rather than the transparancy which I so value in our President?

October 27 2010 at 10:37 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
slowhand720

I am going to use this article to discuss something else. Can anyone tell me where the outcry is over our military not getting their voting ballots on time. Has anyone noticed that there is no mention of this anywhere here or in much of the lame stream news media. There is however in the state of Maine a ballot initiative that will allow illegal aliens the right to vote. What the hell is going on in America?

October 26 2010 at 6:54 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
jlf20garin

Actually this article didn't print the whole comment. I live in Rhode Island and this has been all over the news. Caprio first stated that he didn't ask for Obama's endorsement or needed it than he said he could shove it. Obama just doesn't want to pick sides. He's flying all around the country trying to win over democrats but he comes to my state and won't even endorse our democrat. Please. It's all because Chafee is a friend and Obama can't save face with democrats if he endorsed an independent. I don't like Chafee and I don't like his ideas on raising taxes on almost everything. Hopefully this will sway some people who are not really liking Obama to vote for Caprio.

October 26 2010 at 6:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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crcarr

Caprio supported Hillary during the primary and has said more than a few unkind words about Obama since. Why should Obama waste his political capital on him?

October 27 2010 at 9:12 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Hello, Jeffrey

I wonder if Mr. Caprio actually called the "president" before going all " Gillmore Girls" on the guy; This White House needs to go prison break on some of these politicians. You know, pick the biggest bad-ass in the yard, and do a "No.6"; kick the living out of everything breathing! Grow up, Governor wannna-be. Always speak to the "true source" before reacting. This aged of technology and reality shows are making cryers out of men, aggressive drones out of women, and sociopaths out of our kids. We really need to get a grip!

October 26 2010 at 5:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rbeatty975

YES!

October 27 2010 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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