NC Dems Feel Relief, Worry Over Perdue Decision

The audience cheered when North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue gave a rousing speech this weekend a state Democratic Party dinner in Greensboro, but Democrats also are expressing relief and uncertainty on her sudden departure from the campaign trail.

She announced Thursday she wouldn't seek re-election, saying she didn't want her sales tax increase proposal for education to become overly politicized in a re-election campaign.

Perdue would have faced a tough road to victory. She hadn't been able to shrug off low approval numbers, a high unemployment rate and a pending investigation of her campaign committee.

Democratic Rep. Mickey Michaux of Durham said she probably made the right decision to step aside because many were worried she could drag down other candidates.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Janet Daley says this from the UK about Obama; In the US, it has had only odd historical moments of favour (Roosevelt’s New Deal, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”), which have been beaten back consistently by the dynamism of a country that sees its existential purpose as being to foster and promote individual achievement and self-belief. It is bizarre that Obama should be regarded (or should regard himself) as a kind-of European who is trying to bring a sophisticated kind-of socialism to American economic life, complete with government-run health care and “fair” (high) taxes on the wealthy. If his European credentials were up to date, he would know that this was precisely the social model that is causing the EU to implode, and whose hopeless contradictions the best economic minds on the Continent are attempting, unsuccessfully, to resolve.”
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:37 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Yes, because that has been his agenda...all along.
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      by And... on Feb 2, 2012 at 06:18 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Now why did the gop strike Down the one cent education tax but turned around and raised the gas tax by four cents? All about helping out the rich boys that have road building companies. I know it isn't much to you cause you don't use much gas on the moped.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:45 AM
    O-Blah-Blah-Blah-Mah sucks as the president.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    North Carolina dems SHOULD BE WORRIED. Bunch of dummies.
  • by J Rock on Jan 29, 2012 at 07:21 PM
    Simple minded people. Your ignorance is very un-American
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      by Vance Davenpoprt on Jan 29, 2012 at 07:45 PM in reply to J Rock
      Complicated obama voter,ignorance is no excuse!!!
  • by xp3flyboy on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:59 PM
    The last three years have caught up with ALL the liberal left. Of course they will get Naacp, Nancy, Harry, Rev Al, Jesssssieee Jackssooon, to say it is all a republican, teaparty, racist mooment!
  • by Elephant Man on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:33 PM
    Pinnochiobama should do the same.He has nothing to run on.Eat your last supper in the outhouse and take your last donkey dump DEM Relief.Amereica is done with stubborn mules.
  • by naacp on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:32 PM
    They should be afraid
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      by Col. Colt on Jan 29, 2012 at 05:26 PM in reply to naacp
      They Who?
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        by naacp on Jan 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM in reply to Col. Colt
        Democraps, liberals, NAACP, and any other organization trying to destroy the moral fabric of the USA!
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          by Col. Colt on Jan 29, 2012 at 07:05 PM in reply to naacp
          That is what I thought. Sometime I be confused between them and they. Glad you aint talking bad about us
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:00 PM
    goodye bev, thanks for doing the RIGHT THING!!
  • by Applauding Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2012 at 03:44 PM
    They cheered because they are so happy she isn't running again.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 29, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    Why is her departure creating so much public attention, controversy, and "worry"? What does she have on her constituents/assistants/interns, etc...

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