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  •  NC-Gov is a tragedy (0+ / 0-)

    Historically we tended to WIN the governor's race
    even if we were losing President or Senate.
    People felt confident that our state Democrats
    were not as alien/liberal/elite as national.
    Strangely, the fact that this a "change" election
    has contributed to the state Democratic organization
    being lampoonable as "status quo".
    But what is really going on is much worse:
    Our gubernatorial candidate is running as a conservative.  She is bragging about kicking
    children of illegal immigrants out of our community
    colleges and bragging about all the law enforcement
    groups who are endorsing her.  And as a result,
    SUBURBAN WHITE MODERATES WHO ARE COMFORTABLE
    VOTING FOR OBAMA are NOT coming with HER!
    She is running to the right and LOSING the election
    from the URBAN center, in a place where the urban
    side of the urban rural divide has always been key
    for Democrats.

    Her Republican opponent is a blank slate.

    Affluent urban voters look at him and see "one of us".  They do not understand what is actually (ideologically) at stake if Republicans capture this office.

    I personally blame OBama for a lot of this.
    He could've come down here and TOLD people that
    voting for him while voting for somebody who is fundamentally his ideological opposite, to rule you
    CLOSER to home, in ways that affect you MORE directly, is wrong.   But he couldn't do it.
    I'm not sure the Perdue campaign (despite the
    fact that she has formally endorsed him) would've
    had sense enough to accept it.

    The road to hell has not YET been paved with Republicans, but it SHOULD be -- Corrected BumperSticker

    by ge0rge on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 12:05:05 PM PDT

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