Two of West Virginia's top Democratic Party figures -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin -- won't say whether they support Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election this year.
What a pathetic abdication of leadership. Tomblin and Manchin are turning their backs on the party that put them in office -- the party that aids America's average working families instead of the elite 1 percent at the top.
We assume that the governor and senator are pandering to thousands of West Virginia DINOs (Democrats in name only) who voted for the Republican Bush-Cheney ticket in 2000 and 2004, plus the GOP McCain-Palin ticket in 2008.