There's a remote chance that North Carolina's presidential primary in May might become more than an afterthought in national politics.
This year more than half the country has voted without any resolution in the Democratic race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. That means North Carolina's primary might get some attention if those candidates don't secure the nomination before May 6.
Super Tuesday primaries put John McCain in charge of the Republican's nomination. If he secures it in the coming primaries it will be unlikely that North Carolina's Republicans will play a part in picking their party's presidential nominee.