News comes today that the DNC is in the process of scaling back on some of the events surrounding its Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Add to that the list of Democrats who are opting out of attending the Big Event. Along with Sen. Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill has announced today that she will not be in attendance. Others include Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and Rep. Nick Rahall all of West Virginia, and Montana Sen. Jon Tester, Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Critz, New York Reps. Kathy Hochul and Bill Owens.

From West Virginia, the RNC notes:

We all know the only reason they’re refusing to attend the DNC Convention is they’re afraid to tell the people of West Virginia who they support for President, and any attempt to suggest otherwise is political spin aimed at purposefully misleading the voters,” Conrad Lucas, chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party said in a statement following the news that Sen. Joe Manchin, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and Rep. Nick Rahall would not be heading to the convention.

      It is amazing how they are trying to distance themselves. It is amazing how in a mere 4 years the glamour of the Mile High City, with an acceptance speech in a setting like the Greek Parthenoen, the spark has dwindled to an ember.

Now the President is bashing Romney’s fundraising efforts, whining that he will be the first sitting POTUS to be outspent in his reelection campaign, citing that he cannot spend as much time fundraising because as POTUS he has more important things to do. REALLY REALLY. Is he joking!!??

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/claire-mccaskill-skip-democratic-national-convention/story?id=16655460