Though most regular BlueNC community members appear to be early voters, I feel compelled to weigh in one last time on the governor's race. Our readership recently has approached 10,000 unique visitors a week, and I know some of those folks are still on the fence. In the past week alone, I have helped three Democrats who were planning a vote for McCrory see the danger of actions. It was as though they had been lulled into a trance, but all it took was a splash of cold water to bring them to their senses.
On green jobs and the environment. Every serious environmentalist I know strongly supports Bev Perdue for governor. The people she has surrounded herself with are exceptional. Which means Perdue will very likely become North Carolina's first green governor. McCrory, on the other hand, is so beholden to Duke Energy that not only will he fail to clear the environmental bar, he will actually lower it. Equally important, the governor names members of the North Carolina Public Utilities Commission, which has significant authority to guide the future of North Carolina energy policy. McCrory would name advocates for Big Energy interests, who want more coal-fired power generation in the midst of our global warming crisis.