Category: Media

McCrory by the numbers

            Tara Servatius at ‘The Meck Deck” has an interesting numbers-based take on The Tar Heel State’s governor-in-waiting Pat McCrory: … McCrory’s chances would depend heavily on who wins the Democrat primary, if either of…

A “Must-Read” for this election year

I’ve just finished reading “Throw Them All Out” By Peter Schweitzer.  It’s a well-documented look into how Members of Congress use their regulatory oversight roles to gain inside information and make lucrative investments.  Sixty Minutes actually did a segment on the…

Morgan foe back in the political saddle

Former state Rep. Richard Morgan’s power-sharing deal with Jim Black and the House Democrats is forever ingrained in North Carolina political history. A small group of conservatives — nicknamed ‘The Safari Club” because Morgan and Black banished them to the…

Coble going for term #15

The Greensboro News & Record reported today that Congressman Howard Coble (R) will seek reelection to the U.S. House seat he has held since 1985.   Coble, 80, is the oldest and longest-serving member in North Carolina’s congressional delegation.  He…

Room for one more ????

A Hendersonville radio station and a western NC TV station are  reporting that 11th District congressman Heath Shuler (D) is “seriously” considering a race for governor, and should be making an announcement “in a few days.” The 2011 redistricting plan…

Handicapping the contenders for NC Governor

        That sound you hear — in the wake of Bev’s announcement yesterday — is the explosion of politician egos.  From Murphy to Manteo, ambitious “public servants” are salivating over this sooner-than-expected “opportunity to serve the people.”…

Bev: Outta Here?

  Reports are swirling through state political circles and political media that Bev Perdue will announce, at a press conference later today,  that she will not seek reelection as governor.  A  high-profile southeastern North Carolina Democrat, who also happens to…

Lessons from South Carolina

    The political chattering classes were SHOCKED and SURPRISED about Newt Gingrich’s win in The Palmetto State’s primary.  I wasn’t.  I saw the pre-vote debates, and noted the audience reaction to Newt.  I talked to some people south of…