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Dalton tries to tie McCrory to Romney's '47 percent' remarks

Some North Carolina GOP candidates, like Mark Meadows, are seeking distance from comments made by Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser, which surfaced in a video released earlier this week.

Others are taking a somewhat different approach.

Pat McCrory, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, downplayed Romney's claim that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income taxes and "believe they are victims" entitled to government help.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, McCrory said Romney was merely doing a "political assessment of where his potential votes will come from."

"And you know, sometimes we allow candidates to speak and express themselves, from a political assessment, and not get criticized for it," he said.

Democrats have seized on McCrory's comment and are trying to tie the former Charlotte mayor to the sentiments expressed by Romney.

"I've always said we should respect everyone and stereotype no one," said Walter Dalton, the Democratic candidate for governor, in a release. "Romney's comments were disrespectful of 47 percent of our population and Pat McCrory seems to think that's OK."

UPDATE: Earlier in the week, Dome asked McCrory about Romney's remarks but he declined to comment until he had seen the full video. But he did say, "There is a fact that we have more people dependent on government.''


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Context

The comments I heard on the controversial hidden tape were in the context of where the potential votes would come from and where they would not. The comments have been taken to another scenario. Typical of politics as of late. as this futile stab to involve McCrory in the frey..try to tie any candidate of the same party to another's comments, as if candidates all come from the same stamped mold, hold exactly to the same platform and beliefs individually, are responsible for another's comments.. If a remotely possible chance exist that one's comments could be skewed to reflect another's views, tie the horse to the wagon and go.

Dalton against Right-to-work in NC?

Did Dalton say that he is against right-to-work in NC when speaking to the union organizers at the AFL-CIO?  If so, he is criticizing the beliefs of 95% of North Carolinians.  Dome - you should publish Dalton's speech to the union, particularly if it states that he is against the right-to-work laws in NC as you certainly take every effort to dissect every word that McCrory says - and then try to draw inferences.

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