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Of all the ridiculous political-spin phrases ever, this one is up there with John Kerry’s “I voted for it before I voted against it.”   It came Sunday from senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie.  He was trying to

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The Obama campaign has drawn blood. For the first time in this campaign, they have their teeth into Mitt Romney. And if he doesn’t escape, his candidacy could bleed to death before he accepts the nomination in Tampa.   Two

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Sometimes I’m naïve. I didn’t get why Rep. Harold Brubaker was resigning in the middle of his House term.   He’s been in the legislature since Governor O. Max Gardner’s administration – or something like that. He was Speaker in

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The mainstream media is obsessed about potential problems with the Democratic convention in Charlotte.   Will labor and liberals protest and boycott? Will Charlotte and the party raise enough money? Was it a good choice in light of Democrats’ problems

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The most watched campaign in North Carolina this fall will be the Presidential race but the second most watched race may not be the Governor’s race – it may be the race between Paul Newby and Sam Ervin for the

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Methinks the fracking freakout by Democrats is overwrought and overdone. And Becky Carney need not contemplate hari-kari.   Maybe it’s age. Or maybe it’s that for too many years I’ve heard too many dire warnings about how some legislative action

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North Carolina’s most famous Democrat, Jim Hunt, ran for statewide office six times and each time gave the liberal Democrat running for President a wide berth – and so did Mike Easley when he ran in 2000 (Al Gore) and

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President Obama is the LeBron James of politics.   No one else in the game inspires the same passions – pro and con. No one else has the same political skills. No one else can put as many points on

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It probably seemed like a good idea at the time: A group of people building a swimming complex in Cary hired an architect, Kenn Gardner, who was also a County Commissioner, who as Commissioner had been advocating for a government

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When you’re running a political campaign, it’s hard to keep your perspective. It’s especially hard to remember that not everybody is paying as much attention as you are. Even worse, the voters who count the most – the truly undecided

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