Apparently, any Republican with a pulse is a potential candidate for the 8th District no matter how unlikely the candidacy. CQ is pushing the rumor that Pat McCrory is a potential candidate for a run against Larry Kissell. I guess they had to have something to talk about.
Pat McCrory has no trouble promoting Pat McCrory, so traveling to Raleigh (not in the 8th) to bash available, affordable health care is right up his alley. However, he isn't stupid enough to run and lose in the 8th and think that after two very visible losses he will have much of a shot at running and winning again.
Anyone who thinks a man from one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Great State of Mecklenburg is an appealing candidate to voters in a rural district like North Carolina's 8th, doesn't have a clue when it comes to North Carolina politics. Pat McCrory might not have a clue about much, but I think he gets this one.