Election 2012

Some West Virginian Democrats Distance Themselves From Obama

Governor, one Senator, and a Congressman have all yet to publicly endorse the President


BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Among the millions of wavering voters in the presidential race, the most prominent might be West Virginia's Joe Manchin — a U.S. senator, a candidate for reelection and a lifelong Democrat who, less than two weeks out, is undecided about whether to support Barack Obama again.

"I don't feel compelled as I did in 2008," he says.