posted on May 15, 2012 17:35
If President Obama doesn’t carry North Carolina in November, he can look back to two days on a weekend in May.
On Saturday came the David Parker disaster. Remember: the worst wounds in politics are self-inflicted.
Sunday, at the 3,000-member Upper Room Church of God in Christ, a black Pentecostal church in Raleigh, the Rev. Patrick Wooden (last seen on Page A1 of the N&O celebrating the passing of the gay-marriage amendment) told the Mother’s Day congregation that President Obama went “against God” when he endorsed same-sex marriage.
Obama carried North Carolina in 2008 by about 14,000 votes. That’s going to be hard this year in the face of Parker and Wooden.