The Democratic convention that’s at Bank of America stadium, and run by the North Carolina Democratic Party

I’m rather bullish on Romney’s prospects.  I think he will either lose by very little, or win, and perhaps win big.  I’m confident Florida and North Carolina will be solid Republican wins in 2012.

On paper, I guess it made sense for Democrats to schedule this year’s national convention in North Carolina, which voted for Bush in 2004 but Obama in 2008.  I’m not sure it can be proven that hosting a convention in a state, will later impact the November vote, but it can’t hurt…

…Except when the incumbent Democratic governor is very unpopular, and there’s a major scandal within the state Democratic Party.

Stuart Rothenberg at Roll Call —  “On Second Thought, Maybe N.C. Was a Mistake”:

Simply put: North Carolina looks like a mess for Democrats.

The state’s Democratic governor, Beverly Perdue, is so unpopular — her job approval has been fluctuating from 30 percent to 40 percent for months — that she wisely decided not to seek re-election this year. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh-based Democratic polling firm, showed only 60 percent of Democrats approve of the job the governor is doing…

Democrats will lose three or four Congressional seats in November, victims of Republican redistricting made possible by the national GOP wave of 2010, which gave both chambers of the state Legislature to Republicans…

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina’s preliminary unemployment rate for March stood at 9.7 percent, lower than only three states…

Two weeks ago, the state party’s executive director, Jay Parmley, resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment. North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman David Parker, who accepted Parmley’s resignation but seemed to defend him, has also come under fire…


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