I hope North Carolina Republicans get to do this year what North Carolina Democrats did in 2008: decide their party’s presidential race.
Obama clinched the nomination when he won North Carolina’s primary, according to none less than the late Tim Russert of NBC.
So I’m pulling for Rick Santorum to win tonight – or do well enough to stretch the fight into May.
It’s high time North Carolina had some say in the Republican presidential race. The last time was 1976, when Tom Ellis and Carter kept Ronald Reagan alive with a win here.
Obviously, I have ulterior motives: If the fight goes on another two months, just think of all the stupid things the candidates will say.
Mitt Romney will find more ways to remind us he’s rich and totally out of touch. In the last week alone, he said his wife drives “a couple of Cadillacs” and some of his best friends “are NASCAR team owners.”
And Rick Santorum! By May, he’ll be calling for the public stoning of gays, adulterers, birth control-users and parents who want their kids to go to college.
Then there’s Newt Gingrich. He’s been quiet lately, so you just know he’ll unleash a few bombastic boners – maybe right here in our state.
It’s almost too much to hope for.