John Davis says Barack Obama will win North Carolina.
The freelance political consultant and former president of N.C. FREE argues in an Oct. 21 newsletter that the Democratic presidential candidate will win because of an anti-incumbent mood, an unprecedent organization and massive fundraising.
The Barack Obama candidacy for U.S. President, built upon a foundation of voter anger, has become one of the great success stories in American history; successful in great part due to his adeptness at navigating political turbulence. Obama has also capitalized on the other force in 2008 politics: generational change. Obama is 46 years old, McCain is 73. Expecting a 23-year-old new voter to vote for a 73-year-old candidate is like expecting a 60-year-old voter to vote for a candidate who is 110 years old.
He adds that the next oldest presidents were Ronald Reagan and William Henry Harrison, who died after a month in office.