May 19, 2012

THEY WON'T EVEN BUY MEDIA THERE:

Obama's North Carolina math problem (Peter Hamby, 5/18/12, CNN)

The state Democratic Party here is consumed with an ongoing sexual harassment scandal. 
The embattled governor is so unpopular she decided not to run for a second term. And supporters of same-sex marriage were dealt a crushing defeat at the ballot box last week.

But the biggest challenge in North Carolina this year for President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats can be boiled down to something simpler: math.

Everything that could have gone right for Obama in 2008 did go right, and yet he still only won North Carolina by just 14,177 votes -- a tiny sliver of the 4.2 million cast statewide. [...]

Today, though, it's hard to find a Democrat in the capital of Raleigh who believes the president, saddled with the burdens of governing and a sputtering economy, can stir the enthusiasm of 2008 and repeat his near-flawless North Carolina performance.

Posted by at May 19, 2012 8:26 AM
  

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