Rats Flee Sinking Ship…
“Blue Dog” Democrat Mike McIntyre (D-NC) fled from reporters when asked if he’ll support candidate Barack Obama for president this year.
Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., who hasn’t endorsed President Barack Obama, declined to say Thursday whether he indeed supports the president for re-election.
A reporter from Wilmington, N.C., TV station WECT asked McIntyre twice for his thoughts about Obama and was rebuffed each time.
At a local prayer breakfast, McIntyre said he wasn’t doing “political interviews, [because] it wouldn’t be appropriate.” When asked to comment again later in the day, McIntyre said, “Not today.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee didn’t have much trouble making hay out of McIntyre’s reticence. It sent a video of his interaction with the reporter to the media with a statement saying McIntyre “won’t be able to hide from his record of supporting President Obama’s failed economic policies that have led to North Carolina’s high unemployment,” The Hill reports.
McIntyre, a conservative Blue Dog Democrat, faces a difficult re-election race after the Republican State Legislature shifted his district, making it more Republican than it already was.