Easley Working For Obama

Back in May, Gov. Mike Easley was giving advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton about how to beat Barack Obama in North Carolina.

Now Easley is talking strategy on Obama's behalf.

The two-term outgoing governor was set to participate Wednesday in a conference call with two Obama political operatives to outline the campaign's plan to win North Carolina's 15 electoral votes.

Easley endorsed Clinton a week before the May 6 primary. But Obama won the election handily. The victory is considered by some a turning point in Obama's drive to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Obama national political director Patrick Gaspard and state director Marc Farinella also will participate with Easley.

A Democrat hasn't won North Carolina's electoral votes since 1976.


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  • by june Location: goldsboro on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:18 PM
    how much longer is this idiot going to be in the news? I thought he only had time & energy to make sure a Teacher gets a sufficient raise!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 15, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    I am sure that Mike Easley works for the democratic party. He has never worked for NC even though he was voted our Governor. He stays by party lines and always has. Vote Republican this year, you would be surprised how much money you would save in this state, income tax and 5% sales tax, tax on everything. They just cannot spend enough money.
  • by John Location: Mount Olive on Aug 15, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    One idiot working for another idiot; what'd you expect? And guess who's the other idiot if you vote for him? (see mirror for answer)
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Aug 14, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    I am not an Easley fan, by any means. But, does anyone wish to comment why Liddy Dole is not attending the Repub. Convention?!This may be a stretch of an analogy, but this thread is about state pols working for national candidate, right? The quick, albeit ridiculous, answer is that she will be busy in NC with her election. Consider: 1. She NEVER spends much time in NC (except around election year). If she was not born here so many years ago, many of you would be screaming "carpet-bagger" of the worst kind (ala Hillary in NY!) 2. How many pols do you know that refuse prime-time, national PR?! She'd be there if it was politically advantageous, no doubt.Perhaps she is distancing herself from the inevitable Bush/McCain comparisons that some voters will make? Or (tic), is she keeping some cosmetic appointment that precludes her attendance at the GOP gala? Inquiring minds wanna know...
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY on Aug 14, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    Thank You Gov. Easley. Why do you want Obama to get in office? He is going to TAX us common people till we will not have a penny left in our pockets. The only thing I can think of , is you have some deal " THE RICH PEOPLE " with Obama that makes you all TAX EXEMPT. At one time I thought you cared about us in N.C. Gov. Easely. I guess I was wrong. Why do you want to help Obama who is going to leave me with very little money, in my pay check or no money at all to feed my family. What did we do to hurt you? Gov. Easely WHAT? STOP TAXING US.
  • by ZeZe Location: Greenville on Aug 14, 2008 at 04:39 PM
    McCain will die in office of old age and Obama will die because somebody will shoot him. Hope they pick good VP's!
  • by USA CITIZEN Location: NC on Aug 14, 2008 at 02:40 PM
    THIS COUNTRY IS IN TROUBLE EITHER WAY THE ELECTION GOES. WE HAVE FINALLY GOT OURSELVES INBETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD SPOT. THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO H--- IN A HAND BASKET. NEITHER OBAMA NOR MCCAIN IMPRESS ME THAT MUCH.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    To Red State; Very well said!
  • by McCain Snake Oil Co on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    I can't stand it when somebody labels a McCain supporter a "racist" just because they do not support Barack Obama. I hope you know you people are actually hurting Obama more than you are helping him cough..Joan..cough because the average white voter gets sick of hearing it. And people please stop with the Osama references towards Obama because you are showing your stupidity each time you do it. BTW please do not bring G Dubb (George Washington) into this unless you know something about him(besides the fact he is on the one dollar bill.) Washington owned slaves, you do know that right? I am not calling him a racist because I don't think he was, but he was a product of that time period. I suggest a lot of you read about the founding fathers because the experience will enlighten you! I love George Washington because he was an isolationist and also believed factions were not a good thing. Man was he right! The two party system has produced millions of brainless sheep.
  • by Coach D Location: Washington on Aug 14, 2008 at 06:44 AM
    You've gotta be kidding me, If Easley is giving advice to anyone odds are its on how to cheat the NC people out of their money that "is to be given to the school systems" Obama on the other hand is wanting to spend 350 thousand dollars of our taxes on getting rid of the White House Bowling Alley and replacing it with a Basketball Court, hmmmm and you say he's the candidate!! I DONT THINK SO!!! At least Sen McCain does what he says, not like Obama, which stated he was going over to Iraq on a fact finding mission, he was told by our military leaders there we needed more time to finish the job, an Iraqi states no you can start pulling out earlier to WHOM does Obabma listen??? The answer is to an Iraqi that is after the power versus a General that has all the facts, so I guess your right if you want to shoot the US in the foot vote for Obama or as Matt Lauer stated a few weeks ago on the TODAY SHOW Obama Bin Laden
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