John N. Kennedy has a long record of supporting conservative causes, so I’m not concerned with him turning out to be a RINO.
The AL-05 gave President Bush 60% in 2004, so either of the two potential GOP candidates would have a good chance of winning an open-seat race. Sure, we would all prefer a first-tier candidate, but we can still win this.
We will hold the AL-02. Democrats made it too Republican in redistricting (so as to increase their odds in the AL-03) to be able to win it.
Maybe I’m being optimistic, but that’s how I see it.
This didn't stop the guy from turning RINO overnite and increasingly flirting with his 'RAT party roots once public opinion turned against the war in Iraq.
Which of course, leads to the question why a guy from a family of career liberal Democrats who happily supported the Dems back when they controlled NC politics would have been so "conservative" himself when he first ran for office in his own right. Seeing how North Carolina's political landscape changed, the phrase "political opportunist" comes to mind.
Yet you think a guy who ran to the LEFT of Chris John just a few years ago can be trusted to be "with us" across-the-board now that he tossed an "R" next to his name?