Living in the past:
We saw a steady hand who helped steer the city through its boom years, leading it during a time of tremendous growth and change. It’s that performance over a sustained period of time that makes us confident Pat McCrory is the best choice for governor.
Even if today's McCrory is the same man you remember, of which I have serious doubts, and even if the old McCrory played more than just a tangential role in Charlotte's previous success, of which I also have serious doubts, he wouldn't be stepping into the Governor's mansion during boom and growth. We're in a global recession, and preserving our education and other support systems while helping families avoid the migration into poverty is paramount. And when you have valid concerns like these:
He has been disappointingly bereft of details in this campaign, a political calculation that we and many voters find frustrating.
Our biggest question about McCrory as governor is the extent to which he would stand up to his fellow Republicans controlling the state House and Senate.
They deserve more than just a footnote in your lovefest of a McCrory that doesn't exist anymore and maybe never did.
And as for the News & Record's laughable endorsement:
He worked well with a city council composed of a Democratic majority...He says he’d do the same in Raleigh. “If I get anything done it will have to be bipartisan,” he said. “I don’t think we have any choice.”
Actually, he may, given the expected majorities of GOP lawmakers in Raleigh. But a bipartisan path remains the better option. The firmest foundation for lasting change is buy-in from both sides of the aisle.
You just answered your own question, and then made a naive leap of faith which is not grounded in reason. What makes you think McCrory would reach out to Democrats if he didn't have to? On the rare occasion that does happen in politics, there's usually a big pile of money somewhere driving it.
If you really want a bi-partisan government, you would have endorsed Dalton. What we've had for the last two years is a bi-partisan government, with Governor Perdue balancing a Republican-heavy Legislature. While she did Veto some prominent bills, she signed into law a hell of a lot more.
The Republicans didn't get everything they wanted, but in your naive world where someone merely saying they'll work across the aisle is enough, the Republicans will get everything they want. Which includes several things the N&R Editorial Board has opposed vehemently in the past.
Congratulations, you've just rendered yourself useless and contradictory.
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