Gov. Pat McCrory (R, North Carolina) shuts down pro-abortion protest! …by giving them cookies.
That was not a typo. Or euphemism. (Photo by Irene Godinez) Gov. Pat McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions. But he did stop by this afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. McCrory was flanked by four security guards as he came out of the | Read More »
5 Days to Election Day: North Carolina
When discussing North Carolina, there is only one important number- 21,000. That was Obama’s margin of victory in 2008. One cannot see him replicating anything near that performance this year. Obama’s approval ratings in the Tar Heel State are stubbornly in the mid 40s range while their economy is showing a slower-than-average rebound. The Democratic Party in the state is weakened and in disarray. In | Read More »
Around the U.S. in 50 Days: North Carolina
If Barack Obama had little room to maneuver in neighboring Virginia, there is an even smaller margin of error in North Carolina in 2012. Barely winning the state’s 15 electoral votes in 2008 will translate into an even tougher job this time around. Mainly reliant on heavy voter turnout in the state’s more urban centers, he will be hard-pressed to replicate his performance. Still, he | Read More »