Roy Cooper. For US Senate. (In 2022?)
THAT is what is being talked about in at least one credible national news source:
[…] So Robinson ran for lieutenant governor, and became the first black Republican to win a major seat in the state since William Woods Holden in the 1800s. He also earned more votes in his state than the two top Republicans on the ticket: President Trump and Sen. Thom Tillis, and nearly as many as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who will now have a member of the GOP as his second-in-command. If Cooper is successful in his rumored run for US Senate in 2022, Robinson will ascend to the state’s highest office. […]
If that’s what we have to do to get a Republican back in the Blount Street mansion, I’m all for it. Republicans have NEVER had an answer to Roy Cooper in past election years. They either left him unopposed in his state AG races, or put an underfunded sacrificial lamb up as their nominee. The party had well-known, well-funded candidates against Cooper in the 2016 and 2020 gubernatorial races. But those Republicans couldn’t get the job done.
The seat being contested in 2022 will be open, thanks to Richard Burr’s retirement. There will likely be a gaggle of Republicans filing for it. If Democrats are smart about it, they will clear the decks for Cooper to avoid a costly, divisive primary.
If Cooper makes a move for the open Senate seat, we can expect a first year of a second Cooper administration to strongly resemble the last year of Cooper’s tenure as attorney general: lots of campaigning and very little work.
Mark Robinson, like it or not, will be the voice of the NCGOP (for at least the next four years). Robinson is probably the best, most-effective speaker the NCGOP has had in its arsenal since Tom Fetzer served as state party chairman.
Republicans in Raleigh would be well-advised to work with Robinson, and help acclimate him to life in the capital city. The NCGOP will reap political benefits from a successful Robinson tenure. Oh sure, some may favor giving him the Hasan Harnett treatment. But those folks need to stop and think: THIS GUY got more votes statewide than Trump or Tillis. Robinson is clearly the most popular political figure statewide. Screwing with Robinson — giving him the Hasan treatment — may very well earn you some unwanted attention from that horde of Robinson fans.
Remember: The Guy at The Haymaker warned you.
5 thoughts on “Roy Cooper. For US Senate. (In 2022?)”
Robinson has not been tested in public office.
When he is,I predict he will be as good as Trump. No long political history, just a good head on his shoulders.
Thank God for Mark Robinson and thank Mark Robinson for being who he is.
Please run for the Senate Cooper. That’s the quickest way to get rid of you and send you back to your
momma In Rocky Mount—or where ever your family nest is.
It makes sense, Cooper is hot off a successful re-election bid, has the momentum going into 2022 and is the strongest candidate the Dems have for Senate. If he serves out his current term, he leaves office two years before Tillis’ seat is up for grabs and his position in 2026 likely will not be nearly as good as it is now. Even some Republiçan voters will vote for him just to get him out of Raleigh, and get Robinson into the Mansion.
We can ill afford turning the Senate seat over to a Democrat who will be under the thumb of Chuck Schumer. The occupant of Blount Street isn’t the actual governor anyway – that title belongs to Phil Berger, Senior.
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