NC governor won’t run for second term

posted at 10:25 am on January 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Democrats chose North Carolina as their host state for the 2012 election after delivering a surprisingly strong showing in 2008.  Barack Obama became the first Democrats to win the state since Jimmy Carter, and Bev Purdue won the gubernatorial election in a narrow but significant 3-point victory.  Democrats hoped that by staging their convention in Charlotte, they could solidify their gains and raise the stature of Democratic officials in North Carolina.

How’s that working out?  Not exactly as they’d hoped:

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) is set to announce today that she will not seek reelection in 2012, according to two sources familiar with her plans.

Perdue, who turned 65 earlier this month, was set for a rematch of her 2008 race with former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory (R), but she has been plagued by low approval ratings and faced some tough odds this year.

It probably didn’t help that Perdue offered to cancel Congressional elections in 2012 after her party took a drubbing in the midterms.  When outrage erupted over her comments, Perdue lamely tried to claim she was joking, but the audio of the event makes it clear that Perdue was serious.  In fact, she was so serious that Democrat Brad Miller is announcing that he’s canceling his re-election bid for his House seat, too. What a knee-slapper!

Instead of making a triumphant entry into Charlotte and lifting Perdue to re-election, Democrats from around the country will have their convention opened by a one-term governor who couldn’t win re-election even with a Democratic presidential incumbent on the top of the ticket and her party spending a ton of money in her state.  That’s not exactly a winning message for Democrats this summer.

Update: As two commenters have pointed out, Perdue made those comments last year, not in 2010, and meant them for the 2012 Congressional elections.  I’ve fixed it above.


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Wow, does anyone know if they shipped in the Greek columns to Charlotte yet?

fogw on January 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Now that Perdue is leaving office in disgrace and declining a campaign for a second term, she’s a shoe-in as a moderate “next-in-line” candidate for the Dem nomination in 2016, right? Of maybe in 2020, after running in 2016 and losing.

DRayRaven on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

LOL.

Very, very glad to be rid of Brad Miller, the congressman from ACORN. That’s a bigger deal to me than Perdue retiring. Miller is a dangerous leftist.

Who are the other GOP candidates for Governor?

rockmom on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

“Obama won’t run for a second term” would be better.

GeorgieGirl9 on January 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I wonder if t stems back to this Kerfuffle!
=============================================

3 former campaign staffers for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue indicted on criminal charges – @WITN
4 Min.ago

http://www.breakingnews.com/
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BREAKING NEWS: Former Perdue Campaign Workers Indicted
Three former staffers for Governor Beverly Perdue’s election campaign have been indicted on criminal charges
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by a Wake County grand jury. The three include an attorney from New Bern and the campaign’s finance director.
Posted: 12:53 PM Nov 28, 2011
Update 1:08PM
******************
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http://www.witn.com/news/headlines/BREAKING_NEWS__Former_Perdue_Campaign_Workers_Indicted__134612283.html

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

The Greek columns will take care of everything
/

cmsinaz on January 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Well, NC, at least you have the honor of letting the DNC’s leeches come and trash your city. So you got that goin’ for ya….

search4truth on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

..one assumes that is NOT a picture of Jan Brewer on the main page for this post, right?

The War Planner on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Barack will still lose North Carolina by at least 5 points. By the way, Pat McCrory is a, ahem, “moderate”.

SouthernGent on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I’m pretty sure Brad Miller’s not running again, due to the eeeevvvviiilll Republican racially-motivated gerrymanderred re-districting, he got lumped in with David Price’s district (which works for me) :)

LtGenRob on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Good. Kiss from Obama seals it.

Dingbat63 on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

A chicken named Perdue, that’s ironic.

Flange on January 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This is so sweet my teeth are hurting.

platypus on January 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Don’t blow this opportunity “Noth CareLina”.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

It’s always great when I read something like this, and it’s so funny, that I don’t even need to write a joke for it.

Washington Fancy on January 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

It probably didn’t help that Perdue offered to cancel Congressional elections in 2010
=================================

NC Governor Bev Perdue Calls to “Suspend Elections”
****************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-govx9CdOA

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Picture caption….The Kiss of Death!

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Of course she won’t need to run because elections are going to be suspended, right?

Perdue is being made to take the fall for it, but make no mistake, the “suspend elections” idea came FROM the Hussein Regime.

wildcat72 on January 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Democrats from around the country will have their convention opened by a one-term governor
==============================

Sweet,and a One Term President!!
(sarc)

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Barack will still lose North Carolina by at least 5 points. By the way, Pat McCrory is a, ahem, “moderate”.

SouthernGent on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

No way he wins North Carolina again. Even Mittens would win that state.

Doughboy on January 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

rockmom on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

You got that right.
He represents my district and has many blue dogs and some Republicans actually believing he does not push the liberal agenda.

Unbelievable how many people do not bother to hold their representative responsible for their voting record.

…Bev going is certainly understandable since her call for shutting down the democratic voting process was the only way she could win.

People here in NC are not buying the lies and propaganda coming from the Obama administration because they are tired of hearing “how great Obama is doing” from the press while their home lives continue to deteriorate.

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Not to worry, MSM won’t report it. Won’t come up at convention either. She’ll be introduced with all the fanfare from her first election in a GOP stronghold without mentioning anything of her stepping down in disgrace.

Nothing happening here…move right along.

STL_Vet on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Hellooooooooo….
………..Canopfor!!!!

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

O/T
=====

US Department of Justice, Virginia enter $2 billion settlement on disabled housing
28 mins ago from http://www.necn.com

US new home sales slide 2.2% to an annual rate of 307,000 in December, government says
32 mins ago
http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Not a winning message but… a great punchline!

Ukiah on January 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

She’s not seeking reelection. Could this mean that she’s seeking to cancel the 2012 NC gubernatorial election? I sure wouldn’t put it past her.

86 on January 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Another pro-abort bites the dust!

Eph on January 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Coward. Just like Jim Webb.

dczombie on January 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Wildcat72 beat me to it….

86 on January 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Hellooooooooo….
………..Canopfor!!!!

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Baxter Greene:Great Scott,your back from your R@R Sabatical,
and you have been missed,*blows whistle pipe
thingy,to pipe you aboard*!:)

Btw,GOP Debate tonight,just in case,you didn’t
know!!

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Trolls everywhere not amused.

M240H on January 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

As a North Carolinian…

Good Riddance, B!tch.

Well, NC, at least you have the honor of letting the DNC’s leeches come and trash your city. So you got that goin’ for ya….

search4truth on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Charlotte is a Liberal haven. They deserve what they get for asking for the convention. And McCrory? F NO!

tickleddragon on January 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Is mccrory from the charlotte area?

cmsinaz on January 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Awww, so does this mean she won’t be giving a speech
at the Convention in Charlotte??

ToddPA on January 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Purdue said that in 2011.

InterestedObserver on January 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

There’s still no hope for NC. Sorry, but it is a state full of transplanted liberals from the North East, Marxist college professors and race pimps. There’s only been one Republican governor elected in that cesspoool state since reconstruction. The former Governor, Mike Easley, has pled guilty to what amounted to corruption charges. That didn’t help Perdue. I would not bet against Obama carrying the state again, and a democratic gov. being elected.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Instead of making a triumphant entry into Charlotte and lifting Perdue to re-election, Democrats from around the country will have their convention opened by a one-term governor who couldn’t win re-election even with a Democratic presidential incumbent on the top of the ticket and her party spending a ton of money in her state. That’s not exactly a winning message for Democrats this summer.

…I am pretty sure registered democrats outnumber registered Republicans in NC also……

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party_strength_in_U.S._states
Demographics of NC
Democratics lead 45-32

Those internals must be looking awful.

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

She isn’t running because she plans on canceling the 2012 elections in NC…

NotCoach on January 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I’ll be @ work.
Sooo sad that I’ll be missing the fun.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Purdue said that in 2011.

InterestedObserver on January 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

You’re absolutely right. I’ve corrected it above. Thanks!

Ed Morrissey on January 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM

There’s still no hope for NC. Sorry, but it is a state full of transplanted liberals from the North East, Marxist college professors and race pimps. I would not bet against Obama carrying the state again, and a democratic gov. being elected.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Agree. Though I can’t help but feel a little of Baxter Greene’s optimism.

egmont on January 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Those internals must be looking awful.

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I’m guessing she’s lost all the Unaffiliated voters. Or, she just heading off a possible criminal charge for corruption. The Democrats here have been having a harder time shaking off the court cases.

Now if only the AG would get replaced.

LoganSix on January 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Picture caption….The Kiss of Death!

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

KOOLAID2:I notice Hopey,didn’t embrace Jan Brewer like that!:)

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I wonder how much Gov. Bev Perdue (D) owes in back taxes?

redguy on January 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Good riddance!

WannabeAnglican on January 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I’ll be @ work.
Sooo sad that I’ll be missing the fun.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM

annoyinglittletwerp:Really…..well…..your gonna get a real
nasty letter of discipline,taped to your
H/A commenting battle-station!!:)

(Kidding).

canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

There’s still no hope for NC. Sorry, but it is a state full of transplanted liberals from the North East, Marxist college professors and race pimps. There’s only been one Republican governor elected in that cesspoool state since reconstruction. The former Governor, Mike Easley, has pled guilty to what amounted to corruption charges. That didn’t help Perdue. I would not bet against Obama carrying the state again, and a democratic gov. being elected.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

As a proud resident of North Carolina’s 10th District I promise you that Obama will not win this state.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Wow, does anyone know if they shipped in the Greek columns to Charlotte yet?

fogw on January 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Oh, come on. You’re kidding, right? That is so 2008. With everything in Greece now on sale, BO will be importing the actual Parthenon. It’s the only thing befitting of his greatness.

climbnjump on January 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Perdue was a lucky beneficiary of the Obama coattails in ’08. In the ’10 election cycle, the state legislature went solidly republican for the first time in about 100 years. Perdue has not been effective or popular as governor, she has a near zero chance of winning reelection anyway.

Outside of a few pockets of liberalism, NC is a pretty conservative state, even though registered Democrats still out number the Republicans.

Obama is even less popular in NC than Perdue. The North Carolinians that I know are practical, pragmatic people. They are overwhelmingly sick and tired of the garbage coming from the Obama administration.

I’ve got a C-note that says he will not win the state in ’12, any takers?

Archer on January 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Annoying little twerp
Good morning hope you have a good day, unlike last night. You have no worries
:-)

angrymike on January 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Quite a few demoRATS like these two in NC see their ship is sinking and they are headed for the life boats. We can only hope that Cap’n obammi will bail like the chicken shi_ he is, kinda like the cruise ship captain in Italy.

doublee on January 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Bad news for the NCGOP. She’s been a horrible governor and her approval number is hovering in the 30s.

Otherwise… Good riddance.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

It’s too bad, Perdue on the ballot would have almost guaranteed Republicans carried the state.

I still think NC goes Red in 2012, assuming Newt is not our nominee of course. Outside of the Research Triangle area, it’s as conservative as South Carolina, and the economy is pretty awful right now.

BradTank on January 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Dear Bev,

You wanted to suspend elections so that your party could run amok while still in power. Given your last name, all I can say is that the chickens have come home to roost!

Happy Nomad on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I lived in NC for many years and knew many of the politicians at the State and local level. Democrats still control the judicial system (Judges and District Attorney’s) in 95% of the judicial districts. A Majority of Federal House members are democrats and the two Senators are split between a Pub. and Dem. Dem. Kay Hagan is as liberal as they come.She would be comfortable in Pelosi’s district. The large NC city and county government’s such as Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, Durham, etc. are controlled by liberal democrats. In 2009 elections, the city of Greensboro elected a majority of Conservatives(including a new mayor) to the city council, and they and the Mayor were promptly accused of being racists and the race card was constantly played against them. In the most recent election, 2011, all but one of the conservatives lost reelection.

The DNC chose NC for it’s convention because NC is the most liberal state South of the Mason Dixon line.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

BO will be importing the actual Parthenon. It’s the only thing befitting of his greatness.

climbnjump on January 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I heard they were renting it out for cheap.

LoganSix on January 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

As a proud resident of North Carolina’s 10th District I promise you that Obama will not win this state.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

May it be so… from NC13.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

The North Carolinians that I know are practical, pragmatic people. They are overwhelmingly sick and tired of the garbage coming from the Obama administration.

Archer on January 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Please have your people call my people.

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canopfor on January 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Now that Perdue is leaving office in disgrace and declining a campaign for a second term, she’s a shoe-in as a moderate “next-in-line” candidate for the Dem Republican nomination in 2016, right? Of maybe in 2020, after running in 2016 and losing.

DRayRaven on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

FIFY Whats the difference between her and the current crop of Establishment Republicans?

PrettyD_Vicious on January 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

but she has been plagued by low approval ratings and faced some tough odds this year.

This seems to be a common theme, low approval ratings for Democratic governors, while Republican governors like Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, etc are enjoying decent approval ratings (over 50% anyway).

Gee, it’s almost as if people recognize that Democrats can’t lead or something.

UltimateBob on January 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

She’s the one who wanted to suspend elections. Maybe she wants to stay in office without having to run again.

zmdavid on January 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

The DNC chose NC for it’s convention because NC is the most liberal state South of the Mason Dixon line.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Sorry, by any measure the People’s Republic of Maryland has that honor.

Happy Nomad on January 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I live in Greensboro. It’s liberal. Trust me. It’s hopeless.

djl130 on January 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Gee, it’s almost as if people recognize that Democrats can’t lead or something.

UltimateBob on January 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I gotta go with “something” otherwise, not one incumbent Democrat would even be contemplating a re-election bid.

Happy Nomad on January 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

the city of Greensboro elected a majority of Conservatives(including a new mayor) to the city council, and they and the Mayor were promptly accused of being racists and the race card was constantly played against them. In the most recent election, 2011, all but one of the conservatives lost reelection.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Similar to that, the Wake County (Raleigh area) School Board elected a group of 4 that campaigned they would end the “Social Diversity” busing, which was initially race based. The NAACP started protesting and even physically prevented the board from meeting. After a year of that and the Democrats bringing in union workers to canvas, the Democrats won back the majority.

LoganSix on January 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Good! People of NC please turn red. Blue isn’t becoming of you. Sorry about all the move ins, we have had our share also.

Bmore on January 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Now that Perdue is leaving office in disgrace and declining a campaign for a second term, she’s a shoe-in as a moderate “next-in-line” candidate for the Dem nomination in 2016, right? Of maybe in 2020, after running in 2016 and losing.

DRayRaven on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

This reminds me of a former one-term Democrat Senator from North Carolina who ran for Vice President in 2004 and President in 2008. Y’all know, the Two Americas guy. Gee, where is he now? Deja vu all over again!

Steve Z on January 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

“Obama won’t run for a second term” would be better.

GeorgieGirl9 on January 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

+infinity

daddysgirl on January 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

…I am pretty sure registered democrats outnumber registered Republicans in NC also……

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party_strength_in_U.S._states
Demographics of NC
Democratics lead 45-32

Those internals must be looking awful.

Baxter Greene on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Baxter Greene, your party strength meme is a little misleading. Here are the numbers I pulled from the NC State Board of Elections as of today:

Democratic: 2,720,993
Republican: 1,951,407
Libertarian: 12,688
Unaffiliated: 1,523,486
Total: 6,208,574

It’s just my gut feeling but I bet 75% of the Unaffiliated are conservatives (like my wife and me and a lot of my friends, who are registered Unaffiliated) which means they will vote Republican. Party affiliation means a lot more to the mentally ill democrats.

BTW, champagne corks are popping in Raleigh today! We’ve finally forced Batman’s Joker to pull out of the race!

Finally, I can GUARANTEE Obama is not winning NC this time. He only won by 14,000 votes (0.3%!!!!) last time. Purdue’s margin of victory was 144,969 votes. If she’s dropping out because internals prove she can’t win, Obama will be losing the state in a landslide.

Have fun with that convention, Charlotte.

mapper on January 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

north carolinian here! but i didn’t follow the 2008 governor’s race because i was just starting to get into politics then. this time i’m going to try to keep up… i am very curious to know who the dem nominee will be. hmm.

The DNC chose NC for it’s convention because NC is the most liberal state South of the Mason Dixon line.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

haha i guess that’s true… *cry*

As a proud resident of North Carolina’s 10th District I promise you that Obama will not win this state.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

May it be so… from NC13.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

i’m in NC 4!! obama might win the state. =D *pessimism*

Sachiko on January 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

i’m in NC 4!! obama might win the state. =D *pessimism*

Sachiko on January 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

NC4 isn’t as bad as NC13 but it’s still a tough area for the GOP. I know what it’s like. But the Triangle doesn’t represent the rest of North Carolina. Obama will not get North Carolina this time around.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Brad Miller is not seeking re-election because his district was redrawn so he would compete with David Price for the seat. I am pretty sure that he was offered incentives NOT to seek the seat and challenge Price. David Price is, unfortunately, my Congressman. His district includes Chapel Hill and Carrboro, which are bastions of liberalism. My vote against him doesn’t stand a chance!

ConservativeMom on January 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I live in western NC. I was gladdened to hear that she is dropping out. She has been a remarkably poor example of a governor, barely a step ahead of the law closing in on her advisers.

I wonder if the Lame-Stream Media will bother to cover this story? Probably not here in Asheville.

new2wnc on January 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The DNC chose NC for it’s convention because NC is the most liberal state South of the Mason Dixon line.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Maryland leaps to mind.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Maryland leaps to mind.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Yup, Maryland wins that contest hands down.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Maryland leaps to mind.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Yup, Maryland wins that contest hands down.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Us red neck southerners redrew the Mason Dixon line to exclude Md. as a Southern State decades ago. If things do not change, we may have to redraw it again at the NC/SC line.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

But, will the ignorant voters of North Carolina vote for obama again? Will ignorant voters across America vote for obama again?

Pork-Chop on January 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Made my day! Bye Bye Bev…now the work begins to elect a Repub who can undo the damage you did to this state.

Southern Magnolia on January 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

So this time around will the Democrats place a crown on Barry’s head?

GarandFan on January 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

NC4 isn’t as bad as NC13 but it’s still a tough area for the GOP. I know what it’s like. But the Triangle doesn’t represent the rest of North Carolina. Obama will not get North Carolina this time around.

cicerone on January 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

It combined Price and Miller when redrawn. The Republicans can afford not to get Chapel Hill and Durham, it would be a hard sell anyway.

Good! People of NC please turn red. Blue isn’t becoming of you. Sorry about all the move ins, we have had our share also.

Bmore on January 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

We’ll see after tonight. Go State!!

LoganSix on January 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

As bad as Miller is, he only dropped out so he would not face Price in the new NC-4. As Price is my current Congressman, I feel qualified to tell you he is a Leftist tool that makes Miller look center-left. Fortunately, as part of the redistricting led by Republicans, i will be in NC-2 with Ellmers. That is a reminder of how important the local elections are and that we need to get ou tin numbers regardless of who the candidate is for POTUS.

The Opinionator on January 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The reason Obama won NC, was not the RDU and Charlotte voters. Dems get those every election. It was the scores of new voters, particularly AA in places like eastern NC that showed up to vote for a historic candidate. With NC unemployment at 9.9%, that is not as likely to happen. But just in case, every Republican needs to head to the polls with an independent under each arm!

The Opinionator on January 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Wow! Perdue is my governor and Miller is my congressman. Ed, this is fantastic news…twice over! Thank you!!

ncconservative on January 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

LoganSix on January 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Part of the reason the school board flipped was also related to the fact that the Apex Town elections were on a different day than the school board. The was a stronghold for the Board Chair and he only lost but a few hundred votes. If Apex held elections on the same day thus increasing turnout, he would have been reelected (Apex is conservative enough that both mayoral candidates were Republicans as were most of those running for town commission).

The Opinionator on January 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I am elated to hear this since I live in NC and have been disgusted with the performance of this miserable gov. If we can get a Republican Gov to go with our Republican Legislature NC will enter a new era of progress.

logicman_1998 on January 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

By the way, Obama won NC by less than a percentage point in a very good year for Democrats. The chances of him winning it again this year are very slim. He has a better chance of holding on to Virginia, where he won by 5 or so points (although I don’t think he’ll repeat there either).

ncconservative on January 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Imagine… Dole won the state by something almost 5 points (with Perot on the ballot)… against a popular incumbent on his way to a landslide.

How far we have fallen.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

ncconservative on January 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Sadly, even if BHO loses VA and NC, the GOP candidate is going to need a lot more help to win.

mankai on January 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

By the way, Obama won NC by less than a percentage point in a very good year for Democrats. The chances of him winning it again this year are very slim. He has a better chance of holding on to Virginia, where he won by 5 or so points (although I don’t think he’ll repeat there either).

ncconservative on January 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Obama will probably win Virginia. The absentee ballots are being filled out right now.

Roy Rogers on January 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Obama will probably win Virginia. The absentee ballots are being filled out right now.

Roy Rogers on January 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Oh! I don’t know about that. Even in the People’s Republic of Arlington, you see very few Obama bumper stickers.

Happy Nomad on January 26, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Well I bet NC is already celebrating, this Women did far more harm than good while in office. Try getting a tax refund back from this state in a decent time frame .Perdue did zip to help the unemployed or from manufacturing jobs going overseas . Hopefully the next Governor can bring this great state back on track.

LSUMama on January 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Destroying the country is easy. Even low IQ donks can do that. Making the country better is far harder and this maybe our last chance.

jukin3 on January 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Good riddance! Bye Bev.

tinkerthinker on January 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I didn’t think the Purdue model of governing involved elections, I thought she preferred to cancel them so they could get down to governing. Maybe that is what she means, no election, she crowns herself Queen of North Carolina and rules were her scepter.

Smedley on January 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Adios douchebag….

PatriotRider on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

LOL.

Very, very glad to be rid of Brad Miller, the congressman from ACORN. That’s a bigger deal to me than Perdue retiring. Miller is a dangerous leftist.

Who are the other GOP candidates for Governor?

rockmom on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

+1…

Glad to see another ACORN ‘nut’ off of the tree…anti-Americans all.

litebeam1 on January 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

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