Over the past couple of years, I've asked readers on several occasions to help me understand Charlotte - to no avail. But now I'm thinking that this this story in the Charlotte Observer might help, if I can figure out what it says. The story starts this way:
Democratic and Republican Charlotte City Council members say they would support Mayor Pat McCrory's run for governor, if for no other reason than its benefits to Charlotte.
At least three of the seven Democrats on council and all four Republicans support him running. Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess said she told McCrory she likes the idea because it would bring more attention to Charlotte and get all candidates in the race to focus more on urban issues.
But Burgess, a Democrat, said she's pledged her support and vote for Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, also a Democrat.
Then the mom of a friend weighs in.
"Obviously, if he were to run and win, it would be good for Charlotte," Democratic councilwoman Patsy Kinsey said. "But I know that it would be difficult for him to run and still be mayor, given his dedication to the job."
Is the reporter trying to imply that Councilwoman Kinsey "supports" McCrory for governor? I've read the story three times and can't figure out who are the three Democrats the reporter is referring to.
Can anyone help me through this?
Title changed from "Questions for Charlotte" to reflect what I'm really asking.