Campaign 2012: The great tax backfire in NC GOV race



I swear I saw this coming.   The  Pat McCrory campaign, NCGOP and national GOP all jumped on a WECT TV interview where Democrat nominee Walter Dalton would not rule out tax increases.   A veritable field day was had. 

Now, it appears that the McCrory campaign will not — for The Charlotte Observer — rule out tax increases if McCrory is elected governor.

It’s a more important issue than you may think.  McCrory, as mayor, backed tax increases to pay for light rail projects.  He even fought against conservatives seeking a repeal of those tax increases.

Limited government and tax relief  helped give the GOP the winning edge over Democrats year after year.  If we’re surrendering that edge, what has the GOP got to differentiate itself from the Democrats?