The Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Rhode Island was, um, frustrated by President Obama’s decision not to endorse anyone in the race. The White House explains that it was out of deference to the independent candidate, former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican who had endorsed Obama for president in 2008. Upon hearing the news, state treasurer Frank Caprio told a talk radio host that Obama "can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I'm concerned."
Caprio’s numbers, which were already sliding, have kept heading south. Mr. Chafee leads.