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  •  Great diary. A quick question, though. (0+ / 0-)

    Harvey Gantt was up by a couple of % during his second senate run.  What happened?  Is there any evidence that the "Harvey Gantt Effect" might matter this fall (I'm an Obama supporter, BTW) or do you think we can so torpedo McCain that it won't matter -- that even Fayettenam will vote against +50 more years of war?

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    -Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 11:06:57 AM PDT

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    •  Two Things (3+ / 0-)
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      Race-baiting ("White Hands" ad) and, more importantly in my opinion, Helms very deftly playing the "us vs. them" card.  Helms played up Gantt's fundraising from outside the state and how the "liberal media elite" wanted him to win.  And those people didn't help themselves by being so obvious about looking down their noses at North Carolinians.

      Obama simply cannot afford to be painted elitist if he is going to win in November.

      •  But, Obama will win the NC primary (1+ / 0-)
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        It will be hard for any Dem Presidential candidate to swing our state in the GE.

        But, I agree in general, this narrative of Obama being an elitist could be very damaging here.

        •  The funny part is, he ISN'T elitist. (0+ / 0-)

          Certainly not like the other two.

          Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
          I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
          -Spike Milligan

          by polecat on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 11:48:57 AM PDT

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