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McCrory goes negative on radio

Pat McCrory boasts that he has never run a negative ad in his campaign.

Not anymore.

And McCrory manages in his new radio ad to bash Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, the Democratic candidate, for her negative ads before hitting her in his own.

The ad features a conversation between McCrory "Henry" — though not the same one as in a recent Perdue radio ad — about why McCrory doesn't "go after" Perdue.

"Bev, she believes she can get elected by tearing me down. I believe in telling you what I'm going to do as a leader ... and not untruthfully attacking my opponent?" McCrory says in the ad.

He then argues that recent attacks over landfills and road policies are inaccurate and unfair.

But during the ad, McCrory also argues that Perdue wants to spend road money on "things like a teapot museum," while "Henry" says he heard former House Speaker Joe Mavretic said you can't believe her.

After the jump, the script.

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Henry: Hey ... aren't you Pat McCrory?

Pat: Yeah.

Henry: I'm Henry.

Pat: Hi Henry.

Henry: Pat ... been hearing some negative stuff about you from Bev Perdue...

Pat: Yeah, I heard three of her negative ads about me just today and heck I wouldn't even vote for me after hearing them

Henry: Then why don't you go after her?

Pat: Bev, she believes she can get elected by tearing me down. I believe in telling you what I'm going to do as a leader ... and not untruthfully attacking my opponent?

Henry: So what about that Yankee garbage?

Pat: It's pure garbage, Henry. It's so ridiculous. No one including me wants to dump garbage in our beautiful state.

Henry: What about our roads?

Pat: Well, our roads are a mess. Bev Perdue has proposed taking road money for things like a teapot museum. This is the culture of corruption that I want to change. I'll fix our roads and build a good system interconnecting the whole state.

Henry: I heard Speaker Joe Mavretic say you couldn't believe a word Bev Perdue says ... guess he's right...

Pat: Yeah and he was a respected Democrat leader. I'd appreciate your vote for positive change.

Henry: You got it, Pat.

Pat: I'm Pat McCrory, candidate for governor and I approved and paid for this ad.


McCrory radio ad

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Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

OMG, you McCrory fans are unbelievable. Bev's ads are negative, and Pat's are positive...the gospel where you are concerned. FYI, I have a migrane headache from listening to Pat's latest "positive" ad about Perdue. You know the subliminal one that has Bev saying the same (out of context) line over and over? Be careful, McCrory supporters, Big Brother is watching you, and he seems to have brainwashed you just as he planned. Congratulations, you have successfully become Playboy Pat's pawns. Next, you will all end up like Concerned 53 and become Stepford Supporters!
He just cussed on air, but I know you will somehow blame Perdue.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

Folks this is not a negative ad!!! Anyone who says this is negative must not ever watched Bev's attack machine at work. After you watch her ads they are so nasty you'll feel like you need to take a bath.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

How is this ad negative? It's negative to defend yourself against untruthful attacks?

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

Now wait a minute, "liberty" (gotta be suspicious of anyone who calls him/herself Liberty for cryin' out loud).

What do you mean Pat would never bring garbage from New York, New Jersey or any other state? There's not a thing he could do to stop it if he wanted to, ya dingling.

And how can you possibly say the MEDIA has been on the side of the Democrats? Have you not noticed a LOT of negative articles on Perdue? Didja notice that the N&O and every other major paper in NC endorsed McCrory? And you're still whining about the MEDIA? Do you just not read or what?

Is your "liberty" monicker supposed to reflect the fact of your being liberated from reason?

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

Pat McCrory has a right to defend himself against negative ads that were put out by Perdue. She has been slamming him for a long time now. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Pat has run a very decent campain and I am proud of him for this. He is a HONEST man and I cannot say this about Perdue. The problem is the MEDIA being on the side of the democrates and not printing or saying the truth about what goes on in the the demo. camp. Everyone wants to look at the Republicans as the villans. Not so.

I know Pat and he would never bring garbage from New York, New Jersey, or any other state to our beautiful North Carolina. He also is in favor of building decent roads in North Carolina. I want everyone to get off of this soap box that he is running a negative ad. How many negative ads has Beveraly Perdue run against Pat. No one seems to be counting hers. So please quit your whinning about Pat running his ad to defend himself against Perdue.

FED UP!!!!!

Perdue's pants-on-fire ad

I don't think you can say that McCrory isn't "going negative" when he uses words like "culture of corruption," but it's not as though he's raised a sudden smear late in the campaign.

It certainly doesn't compare to Perdue's false accusation that McCrory wants to import garbage, for crying out loud. And what's especially twisted about her allegation is that the bill over which the two candidate disagreed would NOT prevent importation of garbage -- as Perdue implies.

To hear her ad, you'd think she stood on the state line in front of a convoy of garbage trucks, like an unarmed Chinese student facing down tanks in Tianeman Square. The point of disagreement wasn't whether garbage would or would not be imported, it was about the fiscal burdens to be imposed on local governments.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the fiscal impacts one way or the other, Perdue's distillation of the issue for her ad is deceptive.

Re: Mavretic: "You cannot trust" Perdue

Negative comments about a candidate would seem to carry more weight if they are from within your own party (Mavretic saying that Perdue can't be trusted) while positive comments/endorsements would carry more weight if they were unexpected or from outside your own party (for example, democratic mayors endorsing McCrory or newspapers consistently endorsing Obama, Hagan and McCrory).

I have seen these crossovers only for McCrory but not for Perdue as endorsements by the unions and Burgess are same party ones.

Looks like there could be significant crossovers to McCrory this election.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

If McCrory could have gotten his hands on the auditor's report on the "Griswald's European Vacation" and been able to send a full copy of the findings to every voter in North Carolina.........he'd win by a landslide.

Be sure and read the full report before you say it doesn't mean anything. "Inept" is putting it nicely.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

Mccrory is just defending himself, finally, after a positive campaign all way from Jamestown. He's addressed issues, debated openly and often with all candidates, campaigning with energy while being attacked the entire time.
NC needs Mccrory, as has been shown by the numerous major publication endorsements across the state, as opposed to the primarily union and sparse publication endorsements of Perdue. Now, in the final days she has played the "divide the state" card. Any lengths to retain the corrupt "machine of favoritism" culture that has held court in Raleigh for the last two decades. DOT scandals, slush funds, false accusations flowing from the fount of Perdue, our tax dollars being misused to enhance a select few.
We have the chance to bring ethical leadership to NC with Pat Mccrory, it's going to happen, the people of our state are ready and will show it Tuesday.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

I believe the last minute Hail Mary would be the "FALSE" paid advertisement from Bev Purdue's campaign. God help this state if she is elected. I have lived all over this great state my entire life, enjoyed time spent in Greenville and Charlotte, and I pray a man of Pat McCrory's stature will lead North Carolina to it's economic potential. Bev Purdue is a JOKE.

Re: Ryan-time to share McCrory's FoxLive interview

This is just lame material being circulated by Carter Wrenn as some last minute Hail Mary for McCrory.

Concord paper endorses McCrory

Below is the most recent endorsement from the Concord Independent Tribune for Mayor McCrory: Ryan, please add to the newspaper endorsements

Independent Tribune editorial board
Published: October 30, 2008

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory should be elected governor of North Carolina for two reasons.
First, the Republican, 51, is an outsider, not handcuffed by the old politics of Raleigh.
Second, he understands the challenges Cabarrus County faces with issues related to growth.
McCrory is our next-door neighbor. He has shown solid leadership as mayor of Charlotte, especially on transportation issues.
Some of you drive into Charlotte for work. Many drive into the state's largest city for entertainment. McCrory has been a leader in developing the city's light-rail system and presided over a friendly climate for business.
Perdue, 61, has been North Carolina's Democratic lieutenant governor for eight years. She's an expert on education and has been passionate about health care. A jump to the governor's job would not be a stretch, but with the state facing the possibility of a $2 billion shortfall in 2009, we prefer the perspective of McCrory, who has a track record of challenging the status quo and standing up for the taxpayers.

Mavretic: "You cannot trust" Perdue

Since Ryan does not want to share a link, please see the following:

Former NC House Speaker Joe Mavretic, a Democrat, had some plain talk about Lt. Governor Perdue while on "Talk of the Town" in Greenville, NC recently. See link below. His comments about Beverly include:
- "I think that her entire political career has been based on flip-flops. Bev Perdue, in my personal opinion, is a person whose word you cannot trust."
- Her negative campaign reflects the character of the candidate (Perdue)
- She used a surrogate to destroy Moore during the primary and recently the accusations were found to be untrue

http://katysconservativecorner.typepad.com/katy/2008/08/joe-mavretic-tr.html
(pay particular attention to the 3:25 to 6:20 minute time period)

McCrory defends himself in ad

So they are considered negative ads when McCrory defends himself against accusations that your own writers say are not accurate?

But when Obama defends himself in ads or during debates, it's not considered negative as only McCain does that? It's just making sure that people understand the truth? I got it.

No, Mayor McCrory didn't go negative

This isn't a negative ad from Mayor McCrory....it is simply a retort to more of Negative Bev's attempts to divide our great state and pit the west against the east. North Carolineans are not fools regardless of what Bev wants to shove down our throats.

Old Bev wants to make folks believe that she lives down east, but in fact she lives in a mansion in Chapel Hill.

Go, Pat, Go. Democrats for Pat in 2008!!

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

So Ryan, it is going negative to say your oponents false ads are just that false? You are leaning left again young man. Please lean the other way before you fall off the cliff into ..........

Re: Ryan-time to share McCrory's FoxLive interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPqVUiW2Wo
This means way more than some silly non-issue video of Sarah Palin's hotness.

Re: Ryan-time to share McCrory's FoxLive interview

Concerned 53 is sadly having to write in each time a newspaper endorses McCrory. I promise not to take up space for all of Perdue's endorsements b/c you don't have that kind of room here. This is really getting desperate, C53 ! Please relax, Concerned 53, you will have plenty of time to be concerned after Playboy Pat loses.
The interview we really should see/hear is Pat saying "Sarah Palin is hotter in person" eeewwww! That's the other garbage he is bringing to North Carolina

Ryan-time to share Mavretic's interview

Ryan, I believe it is now relevant to let everyone hear the interview that Joe Mavretic did in Greenville several months ago. It supports the Mayor's ad.

Also, please update your newspaper endorsements as the Concord Independent Tribune just endorsed McCrory (see below). Finally, again consider the DTH endorsement as their 20,000 students are the size of a nice size city in NC. And where else are you getting the opinions of our newest voters?

Independent Tribune editorial board

Published: October 30, 2008

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory should be elected governor of North Carolina for two reasons.
First, the Republican, 51, is an outsider, not handcuffed by the old politics of Raleigh.
Second, he understands the challenges Cabarrus County faces with issues related to growth.
McCrory is our next-door neighbor. He has shown solid leadership as mayor of Charlotte, especially on transportation issues.
Some of you drive into Charlotte for work. Many drive into the state's largest city for entertainment. McCrory has been a leader in developing the city's light-rail system and presided over a friendly climate for business.
Perdue, 61, has been North Carolina's Democratic lieutenant governor for eight years. She's an expert on education and has been passionate about health care. A jump to the governor's job would not be a stretch, but with the state facing the possibility of a $2 billion shortfall in 2009, we prefer the perspective of McCrory, who has a track record of challenging the status quo and standing up for the taxpayers.

Re: McCrory goes negative on radio

Say it isn't so, Pat (may I call you Pat)? McCrory goes negative; what a surprise?! I know, I know, it's not his fault; Henry must have twisted his words, or maybe Henry has the hots for Palin, and McCrory got caught in a jealous snit. Please, Henry, do not upset the mayor; he is thin-skinned and has a hot temper (haven't you read that in the Charlotte Observer)?
Henry, I say "enough is enough. The people of North Carolina are about to take over"; so, don't worry too much about ole' Playboy Pat; the people are "fixin" to send him on back to Charlotte.
PS Henry, Pat keeps saying he wouldn't vote for himself; I see his point!

McCrory has to defend himself re: the lies about him

Good for you Mayor! I am proud the way that you have stayed positive and focused on the issues. But as Mark Johnson of the N&O stated below, Beverly ads are not accurate and the voters have got to realize that Beverly will say anything to get elected. I guess former democratic Speaker Joe Mavretic was right when he said that "you couldn't believe a word Bev Perdue says" How could we believe her as Governor?

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