Well, the final nail has been driven into the GOP's hopes to take the vacant Governor's seat here in North Carolina. The Sherrif of Maybury, North Carolina cultural icon Andy Griffith, has endorsed the Democratic candidate for Governor, Beverly Perdue.
The NC Democratic party has unveiled a late television advertisement in which Andy Griffith backs Ms. Perdue in our gubernatorial race (by the way, I love saying "gubernatorial"). In his folksy manner, Griffith lauds Perdue by saying, "Oh, you're going to be a goooood governor!". The importance of this endorsement cannot be overestimated. The Raleigh News and Observer points out that
Griffith did a similar ad for Gov. Mike Easley in the closing weeks of his 2000 campaign for governor. The ad, which some say helped Easley win, became known in political circles as "The Mayberry Miracle.
Let's hope for another Mayberry miracle in the newest Blue state in the US!