Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Gov. Perdue to bail on reelection?

Written By: Bob - Jan• 26•12

The Washington Post is reporting that North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue – the Obama sycophant that suggested doing away with the 2012 Presidential election entirely – has decided to avoid a reelection campaign she would most likely lose to popular former Charlotte Mayor, Pat McCrory.

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) is set to announce today that she will not seek reelection in 2012, according to two sources familiar with her plans.

Perdue, who turned 65 earlier this month, was set for a rematch of her 2008 race with former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory (R), but she has been plagued by low approval ratings and faced some tough odds this year.

Sources say she has labored over her decision about whether to seek a second term. One source said she plans to announce she will step aside in a statement this afternoon.

Perdue’s office did not immediately response to a request for comment.

Names that are likely to be bandied about as possible Democratic replacements include Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Attorney General Roy Cooper, former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

My darling wife also points out the distinct possibility that Perdue may be dropping out in hopes that doing so will mean that investigations into her campaign finances go away. Perdue is reviled by many on the street for allegations of corruption, and the North Carolina Democratic Party would prefer not to have two governors in a row become felons before the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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2 Comments

  1. Neo says:

    Once the bills from the Democratic National Convention come in and show that North Carolina came up a net loser, as so much of the convention contracts have gone to out-of-state union shops, Bev Perdue would be “toast”

  2. Don says:

    You’ve got to wonder if there wasn’t some pressure applied from some where. Almost if the White House was afraid she would pull the national ticket down with her in NC…