DENVER – Who would've thunk it?
Easley, who normally eschews politics, has been busy working the convention.
He has been attending fundraising receptions for the Democratic Governors Association, has given more than 20 press interviews and is speaking to delegation breakfasts in such states as Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan Arizona and Virginia.
He also also been networking with law firms and companies hosting receptions.
More after the jump.
At the North Carolina delegation breakfast this morning, Easley said Republican John McCain would have a difficult time in North Carolina for two reasons: the Iraq war and a troubled economy.
As for McCain's national security credentials, Easley said: “Joe Biden can eat John McCain's lunch on national security.”
Easley also expressed skepticism about the value in drilling for oil off North Carolina's coast-- a move being advocated by Republican candidates.
He said the oil companies are already have 38 million acres off the Gulf Coast where they are not drilling. He said drilling off the North Carolina coast had the potential to provide six months worth of oil for the U.S.
"This is not a solution,” Easley said of drilling. “This is a slogan.”