October 25th, 2010
10:15 AM ET

Obama can take endorsement and 'shove it,' says Dem

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – President Obama is making a campaign stop in Rhode Island Monday but he’s not getting a particularly warm welcome from the state’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Amid news Obama is refraining from endorsing Democrat Frank Caprio during his swing through the state, Caprio told a local radio station Monday that the president can “take his endorsement and really shove it.”

"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 flyover of Rhode Island like President Bush did when New Orleans had their problems. He ignored us and now he's coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine,” Caprio, the state’s treasurer, also told WPRO’s John Depetro.

Caprio is neck-and-neck in the polls with former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, running as an independent. Chafee, the only Republican to vote against the authorization of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, lost his Senate reelection bid in 2006 and later left the GOP.

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  1. Kim Aarons

    Democrat candidate or not this candidate needs to get out of the race. Frank Caprio is a political professional or is he? Has he spoken to his superiors in any of his previous jobs this way? His language and attitude spells unprofessional.His respect for the office he is running for is immature and childish in nature. If he believes in his commitment to the cause then it does not matter who endorses him. He is arrogant and egotistical; and he has revealed he is in this for his ego not for the service to the American people. Who wants this type of man in office? Grow up Mr Caprio and stop acting like a child.

    October 26, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    What is happening to America.
    We've now had a Senator shouting "You lie" at the President and now someone from his own party telling him to shove it.
    Its a disgrace and more to the point you spend more time allowing him to justify himself in which he fails to me.
    If he were a Bush or Clinton, the world would descend on him like a ton of bricks
    The only thing worth coverage is a demand for an abject unconditional apology.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:37 am |
  3. Joanieham

    I am convinced that there are some Democrats who need to go home to raise hogs.

    The President is the President and he should be respected.

    The things people will do for attention, and for personal gain.

    Caprio should be a shame of himself.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  4. June

    What is with Caprio. Here we go again..His remark to the President to "Shove it" is disgusting!....No respect!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Larryboypickle

    Obama can take endorsement and 'shove it,' says Dem, is the funniest thing I've heard from any candidate, including the "rent is too damn high" party.

    October 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  6. JC-Los Angeles

    Mr. Caprio should take comfort in knowing that this deplorable president also failed to visit Nashville after their record flood.

    October 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    Maybe the governor doesn't like Obama and feels slighted that Obama did not do a flyover, but whether one likes it or not Obama is still the President of the US and the office is suppose to mean something to all of us – we should be addressing him as President Obama and we shouldn't be telling him to shove it in public.

    And no, I am not an Obama fan; I did not vote for him either. But I do think we need to at least show some respect for his office regardless of how we personally feel about him.

    October 25, 2010 at 6:11 pm |