Caprio Expresses Regret for Telling Obama to 'Shove It'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 31, 2010 12:37 PM
Nearly a week after his comments drew national attention, the Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor expressed regret Sunday for telling President Obama to "shove it" upon learning the president would not endorse his campaign.

"I have had a lot of time to reflect on my words and I understand the criticisms," Frank Caprio said in a written statement, adding that Obama's non-endorsement "caught me by surprise."

"I wish I had chosen different language, but now the focus has to be on what is important to Rhode Islanders," Caprio said.