Jane and I had a good day in Ashe County, visiting the West Jefferson "Christmas in July" festival. Our favorite part of the day was stopping by the Ashe County Democrats booth and talking with Nancy Henry. She was glad to meet us, and welcomed the chance to hear about Moral Mondays.
Being a blue dot in a red county, Nancy had some interesting insights about the state of the Democratic Party, as well as the state of the General Assembly. She thinks that Republican over-reaching in Raleigh may be just what's needed to galvanize Democrats in 2014. I agree.
It's gotta be tough being a Democrat in a place like this, but you could feel the energy around Nancy and the booth. During the time we spent there, Nancy had a steady stream of enthusiastic visitors. The nearby Republican booth looked like a ghost town.
Good people here in Ashe County.