North Carolina was Obama’s blue state in 2008
The News and Observer out of Raleigh, NC did feature a story in the focus of the Republican candidates and President Obama organization in the Tarheel State. Rick Santorum did bow out of the race, and the only candidate is Newt Gingrich in the Republican field of candidates. However, the change of fate does favor Mitt Romney in lieu of Rick Santorum being out of the race. However, the organizational genius is President Obama as the 13th campaign office was opened this week.
In North Carolina politics, the unpredictable is the normal in North Carolina politics. The state did vote for President Obama in 2008, but voted the most conservative General Assembly two years later since the mid 1800′s. North Carolina is peculiar state in its politics. Democrat or Republican should not take for granted the voting public and sentiment in this state. Mitt Romney has the clear shot to the Republican Nomination for President, but he is far behind the Obama organizational structure in North Carolina. The election of 2012 will place the state among Ohio and Pennsylvania as pinnacle to victory. The next few months will reveal the importance of North Carolina to Mitt Romney. A conservative General Assembly does not guarantee any candidate a pass in North Carolina politics.
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