Judging by all the national media attention on North Carolina’s swing to the right – particularly the comedy TV show variety – you’d think the GOP was sunk.
But, funny as they may be, the national political jokesters might not be the best source of insight into the state’s future. At least that’s how the Republicans see it – to the contrary.
North Carolina will be leading a red-state resurgence, North Carolina GOP media strategist Marc Rotterman tells NPR blogger Alan Greenblatt. “I think McCrory is going to end up being one of the most popular governors in the country,” Rotterman is quoted saying in the It’s All Politics blog last week.
Greenblatt writes that Rotterman’s rosy outlook might be surprising, since the national view is that the controversial Republican legislature and McCrory would seem to make North Carolina “more ripe for Democrats, not less.”
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