Like you, I was taken aback that a UNION was refusing to endorse an INCUMBENT Democrat President; heck, they were refusing to endorse a Democrat period. Unions, rarely refuse to vote for a Democrat, but the Fraternal Order of Police have refused to endorse either Presidential Candidate in 2012.
In 1988 – the FOP endorsed (for the first time nationally) Republican George HW Bush
In 1992 – The FOP endorsed Republican George HW Bush
In 1996 – the FOP endorsed Democrat Bill Clinton
In 2000 – the FOP endorsed Republican George W Bush
In 2004 – the FOP endorsed Republican George W Bush
In 2008 – the FOP endorsed Republican John McCain
For the first time in our history, and only after careful consideration of the candidates’ records and their responses to our questions, we have determined in this instance the Fraternal Order of Police will not make a Presidential endorsement,” Canterbury said.