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I hope North Carolina Republicans get to do this year what North Carolina Democrats did in 2008: decide their party’s presidential race.
Obama clinched the nomination when he won North Carolina’s primary, according to none less than the late Tim Russert of NBC.
So I’m pulling for Rick Santorum to win tonight – or do well enough to stretch the fight into May.
It’s high time North Carolina had some say in the Republican presidential race. The last time was 1976, when Tom Ellis and Carter kept Ronald Reagan alive with a win here.
Obviously, I have ulterior motives: If the fight goes on another two months, just think of all the stupid things the candidates will say.
Mitt Romney will find more ways to remind us he’s rich and totally out of touch. In the last week alone, he said his wife drives “a couple of Cadillacs” and some of his best friends “are NASCAR team owners.”
And Rick Santorum! By May, he’ll be calling for the public stoning of gays, adulterers, birth control-users and parents who want their kids to go to college.
Then there’s Newt Gingrich. He’s been quiet lately, so you just know he’ll unleash a few bombastic boners – maybe right here in our state.
It’s almost too much to hope for.


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2 comments on “Will NC Decide GOP Race?

  1. Carbine says:

    The length and viciousness of the Democratic nomination fight in 2008 did absolutely nothing to hamper Obama’s campaign in the fall. Likewise, the current spate of in-fighting on the Republican side will have no impact on the November result.

    What will have an impact is the result of the Obamacare case currently before the Supreme Court. If the court decides (rightly) that the Obamacare law is unconstitutional, I predict that decision will energize the left and sedate the right, probably assuring Obama’s re-election. If it goes the other way, it’s going to be the Tea Party Summer of 2010 all over again, and the Republicans will sweep into the White House and gain a solid Senate majority.

  2. Chris says:

    You’re right. They would be much better of if they only worked from a Teleprompter so they knew what to think.

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