posted on May 16, 2012 14:02
Walter Dalton got good news this week: Public Policy Polling showed he had narrowed the gap with Pat McCrory. That’s the natural result of his primary-winning TV ads and the spotlight that comes with victory.
Then Dalton got bad news: A big Republican Governors Association TV buy attacking him.
But Dalton’s gun is out of bullets. He spent his money winning the primary. He can push back online and in the news, but he can’t even bring a knife to the TV gun fight.
This is normally when the Democratic Governors Association rides to the rescue. But there’s a hitch: Generalissimo David Parker and the Democratic Executive Committee. Will the DGA trust Parker with its money – or save it for another gunfight in another state?
Which raises a question: Why would the party chairman and executive committee sabotage the party’s gubernatorial nominee at a critical time?
For your answer, look no farther than Greensboro and the John Edwards trial: Never underestimate a politician’s greed for power and money.