Friday, January 17, 2014 4:38 PM
I like Greg Brannon. I wanted to say that up front before posting anything further. Here's his Bio (you will have to copy the link then paste it to your browser because I'm not important enough to be given the ability here on the front page to post a "clickable" link): http://gregbrannon.com/bio/
He has a drawback, however. He's from California meaning he's not North Carolina born & bred, so that's going to be brought out by his primary republican opponents and then if he were to win, his democratic opponent for U.S. Senate. Yep, he's been in NC for eons and yep, he's a doctor and yep, he's a great guy and good conservative. But, hey, he's from California.
Think that won't play? I'm from California and I've lived in NC for over 42 years now and have developed wonderful friendships here. But, in many settings, I am not looked at as being "from here", so to speak. My friends have friends that they grew up with, played ball with, families knew families etc. And, I feel the difference in friendships and associations many, many times here because of that.
If not being a "native" North Carolinian is "played" against Brannon, it'll get some traction. It's easy to say "nah, we North Carolinians don't feel that way", but I know differently.
So, that's something to consider. Oh, and I disagree with one thing you said. You said that the real fight in the Republican Primary isn't between the Establishment and the Tea Party. Um...better check that, Carter.