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On Friday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) announced he wasn’t sure whom he would vote for in the November presidential election. Today, Obama top campaign advisor David Axelrod stated on CNN that he understood how Manchin would be wary of endorsing Obama. “Right now in West Virginia,” he said, “these first three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”
Axelrod did say he thought Manchin would reconsider, and pressured Manchin by stating, “I would hope that the country’s interest will enter into it as well, and that ultimately he’ll be supporting the president.”
Obama’s campaign slogan thus far – at least in all the letters from his top aides – seems to be that Americans should have Obama’s back. But as WV proves, Obama doesn’t have Americans’ back.