FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Frank Caprio (D CAND, RI-GOV), racist.
Well… if by ‘racist’ you mean ‘insufficiently respectful towards the President,’ which I understand is how the Democrats define the term these days. Caprio is a little upset that President Obama isn’t endorsing him in what is turning out to be a very close gubernatorial election between him and ‘independent’ Lincoln Chafee. So in classic sour-grapes fashion Caprio has decided that he doesn’t want Obama’s help, after all: “[Obama] can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I am concerned.”
…which is, of course, utter nonsense: the race is currently in free-fall, and the Democrat needs all the help that he can get. Caprio’s problem is that the President would rather have a reliable ‘independent’ in RI to burnish the President’s ‘centrist’ street credit in 2012; and Chafee’s certainly more reliably Obama’s creature than he ever was a reliable Republican. Actually, Caprio has two problems: the second is that Obama’s traveling to Rhode Island to fundraise for the DCCC (and maybe try to keep John Loughlin from taking RI-01)… and in the house of a Chafee supporter, no less.
I’d be sympathetic, except that Caprio’s a Democratic politician, so I don’t feel like it. Still: regretting those Clinton connections yet, Frank?
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: John Robitaille is the Republican nominee in this race, and he could use your help. And it’s surprising that more national-level Chafee-loathers aren’t helping out John, here…