More on Charlotte Democrats' opposition to Patrick Cannon

Unfortunately, voters can't always read between the lines:

Those who became disenchanted with Cannon worked behind the scenes last year to keep him from becoming mayor. Former Democratic Mayor Harvey Gantt took the unusual step of endorsing James “Smuggie” Mitchell in the primary.

But even some African-American politicians, who could have helped as allies and mentors, stayed clear of Cannon. Anthony Foxx, the former mayor, now U.S. transportation secretary, felt Cannon couldn’t be trusted, according to people close to Foxx. City Council member David Howard said that “out of a sense of caution” he kept his distance. “I always tried to put community first,” Howard said, “and I’m not sure I always felt that’s what he was doing.”

So neither Gantt nor Foxx endorsed Cannon, which should have raised some eyebrows in Charlotte's African-American community. And it very well may have. But as we've seen countless times in the past in North Carolina politics (both parties), ethical problems are only "real" problems when they blow up in your face.

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I know many reading this

would rather not even think about it. Or would prefer to write this off as an aberration that happened in spite of our Party's ideology and structure, not because of it. I don't believe we have that luxury.

America And NC is Toast at the Present Pace of Corruption

But as we've seen countless times in the past in North Carolina politics (both parties), ethical problems are only "real" problems when they blow up in your face.*S

It's all over with both parties as it makes ancient Rome corruption look like a Nun's retreat..

The Dude below was the classic hypocrite like the Republicans when it comes to Greed..

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/california-state-sen-leland-yee-indicted-weapons-charges/story?id=230...

NCDP backed Cannon big time

...and many of the local pols knew about Cannon's problems from the past and they still worked on his campaign.

Harvey Gantt did endorse him in the general election.

It is important to keep in mind that calling someone dishonest without proof can be defamation, so feeling that someone can't be trusted is something you have to be able to prove if you are going to go public with accusations.



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