On Second Thought – Backing Away from the “Shove” Five Days Later
I stand by my comment.
Now, however, NECN is reporting that the Dem candidate issued the following statement yesterday.
I have had a lot of time to reflect on my words and I understand the criticisms. I respect President Obama’s decision not to get involved in the governor’s race. The way the White House announced that there would be no 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.
It’s difficult not to fast forward a year, two or even five years and project this determinism-turned-rethink onto other decisions taken by “Governor Caprio”.
I wish I had chosen a different judicial nominee.
I wish I had worked harder to lift costly city and town mandates.
I wish I had signed that pension reform bill.
I wish I had not signed that bill raising the corporate income tax. But now the focus needs to be on bringing businesses and jobs to Rhode Island.
Minimally, “what is important to Rhode Islanders” is a governor who will do his reflecting before taking action, even if … no, especially if that action is a calculated, manipulative stunt.