Defined by the legislature

Defined by the legislature

ShareThe emails that the governor’s office released to the Charlotte Observer this week show, once again, Pat McCrory’s lack of political skills. While McCrory has been vigorous in his defense of House Bill 2, despite its negative effect on his re-election, emails...
McCrory is Making the Burbs Blue

McCrory is Making the Burbs Blue

ShareThe wealthy suburbs of Philadelphia (the Main Line) were once strongly Republican. While urban ethnics went Democrat, Protestants on the outskirts voted for the party of fiscal discipline and cultural stability. Then the GOP went crazy. Appalled by the radical...
Flailing

Flailing

SharePat McCrory is starting to flail. It’s not pretty when incumbents realize that they are trailing and time is running out. They start looking for something—anything—to change the dynamic of the race. In the final throes of her loss in 2008, Sen. Elizabeth Dole...
Honestly, folks

Honestly, folks

ShareNew York Time’s columnist Paul Krugman worries that Hillary Clinton is going to get “Gored.” In the 2000 election, Al Gore was defeated by innuendo and perceptions rather than facts. Voters believed that he was less than sincere while George Bush was the type of...
Trumpkin

Trumpkin

ShareYou’ve got to hand it to Pat McCrory. He’s adaptable. When he needed to be the moderate Republican mayor of a New South city, he fit the role. When he arrived in Raleigh and found a state government run by hardcore social conservatives, he became one of those,...

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