Selected for the site of Democratic National Convention solely for the fact that it was a battleground state that Mr. Obama won handedly in 2008. Normally a red state, a GOP fixture, but Obama found a way to peel away the enough conservative as well as expand the democratic voter registration to take it for himself.
Republicans think 2008 was an anomaly and that in the 2012 cycle, North Carolina will return to its red DNA. Some polls show they may be right. While Obama has performed well, better than expected, it’s likely, republicans happen bounced back to mend broken fences in the Tar Heel state. It’s a mixed bag; N.C. residents have shot down several DNC platform issues while still viewing the President favorably.
If an opinion by PoliticanNextDoor.com was warranted here, republicans in 2008 were simply caught off guard with Obama’s ascendency and methodical dispatching of the Clinton Machine. Before an offensive could be waged against someone other than Clinton Obama had a firm footing in the most populous of the states 100 counties.
African-American turnout will be critical this fall, and so will the performance of the state’s two biggest counties: Mecklenburg County, where Democrats recently held their convention in Charlotte, and Raleigh’s fast-growing and Democratic-trending Wake County. Obama won both by big margins in 2008.
Currently, Romney is leading within the margin of error for most polls in the state although Team Obama is fighting for voter turnout. Thats my story and um sticking to it.