Skip to comments.Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision (to quit in NC) Doesn't Add Up
Posted on 02/01/2012 3:01:56 AM PST by Libloather
Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision Doesn't Add Up
Written by Philip Jones
7:09 PM, Jan 30, 2012
Greensboro, NC -- We've had a few days to digest Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run for reelection, but there's still a bit of mystery surrounding her reasoning.
"It's very difficult to see how her ... announcing she's stepping down increases the chances Republicans go back on their campaign promises from 2010 and say, 'OK, we're now open to a tax increase,'" Dinan said.
Perdue said she believes she could've beat likely challenger Pat McCrory in this fall's election, but both Dinan and Little questioned why a candidate who expects to win a contest would drop out of the race.
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The ethics violation investigation that resulted in indictments of members of her campaign staff is problematic, especially for voters still shaking their heads over the antics of Perdues predecessor Mike Easley and former House Speaker Jim Black.
When cornered in the backrooms with this fact they almost always come up with some contrivance that resonates with hardcore True Believers but makes little sense to anyone else who understands politics.
The potential prosecutors come up with this kind of requirement along with their presentation of any leverage they hope to use to get a cornered Principal to sing.
Bev does not want to spend time in jail, and does not want as her legacy zero pension and the kind of outrageous corruption with which she is accused.
She was in for a tough reelection battle and the dem party shoved her out. I heard some Durham dem party workers talking about it last week when they were sittung at the next table in a restaurant.
Elle est perdue.
She is the one who suggested we cancel the elections, jeesh