Arrogance might impress the feeble-minded; but the rest of us, not so much:
Instead of pulling a ‘Bill Clinton’ and running to the center in order to be the hero, she distanced herself from many popular reforms that she could have owned. She could have been a populist hero fighting Obamacare, balancing the $3 billion deficit in the state budget, instituting voter ID, dismantling the Racial (In)Justice Act, reforming medical malpractice liability and making the state energy independent. Instead, to her detriment, Perdue fought the Republicans on all these popular issues.
Thanks for reminding us. While Goolsby might believe changing your principles as often as you change your necktie is admirable behavior, I believe otherwise. I also believe Bev Perdue may have knowingly sacrificed future wealth and success in order to do what's right for the people of NC, and that should also be part of her legacy.