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  •  I never understood the NC chances, except... (0+ / 0-)

    ...from a party-building, elect-Hagan perspective.  Anyone who's spent extensive amounts of time there knows that it's about as racist as any state in the south, and the research triangle "professional classes" aren't nearly populous to outweigh the people who will never vote for a black man.  Still, I think it's been worth the effort.  But now its time to shift the TV ad money to FL-MI-NH-CO-NM-NV.

    •  Finally, a sane human being... (0+ / 0-)

      Look, I'm from NC.  I was born in Shelby, live in Charlotte, and have never left.  But this poster has it correct.  Don't think for a second that the racists aren't going to come out of the hills, the cities and the closets in order to vote against the black man.  And I don't just mean the rednecks in this state, I mean well-educated people, too.  I personally know 10 people who plan to vote for McCain precisely because he isn't black...and they're publicaly, PUBLICLY, saying that Obama's policies are superior in ever way.

      Obama has to have a presence during this campaign, but it needs to be a setup for long-term changes he'd like to see...because the idea that he's going to displace the white man on the ticket is ludicrous.  And as for Dole, she'll win and it won't be close.  Watch and see.  Remember, this is the same state that gave you Jesse Helms...Jesse Helms for God's sake.  

      •  That's what they told me in the primary (1+ / 0-)
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        After Rev. Wright, I was told there was no way Obama would ever beat Hillary.

        I know there's a racist "bubba" vote, here, but I don't think it's as big as you think it is.  Indeed, I think folks who are native to NC don't understand just how many new Yankees have come here.  Excuse me, "Damn Yankees."  I understand the distinction.  I'm one of em.

        •  Amen! NC put Obama over the top in the primaries (0+ / 0-)

          and it will do it again in the general.

          Give us some props, yall.  I'm tired of all the negativity about this state.  People have some seriously outdated notions about who we are.

          McCain/Palin 08: More of the Same, But Worse

          by thisniss on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 06:06:03 PM PDT

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