posted on February 23, 2011 08:49
A focus group this week brought into clear focus the opportunities and challenges facing North Carolina Democrats and Republicans.
A couple of participants said they’re feeling more optimistic about the direction of the state. Why?
“For the first time in a hundred years, we have a legislature that understands where the revenue comes from,” said one.
A few minutes later, asked what North Carolina should do to prepare for the future, most all the participants agreed: “Education.”
Republicans can capitalize on the voters’ desire for spending sanity. But will there be a blowback on hurting education?
The opposite is true for Democrats: Can they seize the opportunity on education and regain voters’ trust on spending?