Run-Off will cost the state almost $5 million

Shallow Cal  is calling for a runoff election that will cost our state as much as $5 million (that’s how much the Labor Commissioner runoff in ’08 cost us).
 
But he doesn’t care about us taxpayers – when Cal was running for the state Senate, he signed a No Tax Pledge to get elected but once he was in office, Shallow Cal rubber-stamped over $1 billion in tax increases.
 
Cal doesn’t care about the future of North Carolina, he cares about the future of Cal Cunningham.

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Thanks for nothing

Here I am trying to establish a tone of decorum and decency among the BlueNC community, which by the way includes Cal Cunningham himself. And then I log in and have to deal with this name-calling business?

Sheeesh.

Feel free to edit your post, and please consider eliminating everything except your headline.

This is the kind of thing that makes Marshall supporters look like jerks.

I don't care for this post much either

I don't care for this post much either, and on the point raised I feel that Democracy is worth the price paid, even if it occasionally appears to be little more than an exercise in personal vanity.

That said, you're not setting a very good example of "a tone of decorum and decency" by making broad generalizations about Marshall supporters. From where I stand it seems that you raised oldwellblue one in the name-calling dept.

My apologies

You're right. I painted with too broad a brush, and the wrong color paint.

I apologize.

"Personal vanity"

Just keep piling it on, Jerimee.

I guess I'm the only one who sees the irony of you insulting Cal, and then complaining about being unfairly lumped together with another insulter, both in the same comment.

I smell catfish

Catfish Amendment: a term for seemingly "friendly" amendment designed to kill the underlying bill.

 

I am quite confident this is not supported by Elaine

I'd be shocked.

I hope we can remember that we're all on the same side here. I'm backing Elaine in the primary. I think she's great and I think she'll beat Cal. I wish Cal wouldn't seek the runoff because I think it will hurt both candidates. It will hurt Elaine by wasting resources, and it will hurt Cal over the long run if he doesn't win.

That said, I'm pretty sure the fur flying both directions would still be flying if the order of finish had been reversed.

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire

Given Rasmussen's known house effect

that's a pretty darn good poll for Elaine.

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire

PPP says...

...we might be even with him now in a good poll.

I agree that the original

I agree that the original post was a bit too mean spirited. However it should be noted that there is a danger of negative backlash against Cal for calling for this runoff as it relates to the cost. I pointed out on another thread how Elaine probably lost her state senate seat to Dan Page back years ago because she was perceived as forcing the second election when two recounts couldn't decide the race. I suspect this next go round Elaine will win by a larger margin, in part as a result of this. But then I projected Elaine getting 44% so what the heck do I know?

I'm a moderate Democrat.

In response to that question

You knew that the 3.5 of the candidates in the NCSen primary had no chance of winning. 20% of voters didn't. That's why you were 8% off.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

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