The time has come as I finally get my official “say” in the 2008 election.Â Tomorrow is the North Carolina Primary!Â And we have a lot going on in the Tar Heel state besides that one primary race you are hearing a lot about.
So for all of you from North Carolina who read GayPatriotÂ or have family/friends that do…. here are my official, personal endorsements.Â (GP Ed. Note:Â I respectfully stillÂ disagree with Dan on his support of John McCain, so these are my PERSONAL endorsements).
FOR REPUBLICAN NC GOVERNOR:Â Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.
It is about time that the largest metro area in the state have a larger say in Raleigh.Â Our voice has been minimized lately because the former DEMOCRAT from our area who was the Speaker of the House is sitting his ass in jail due to massive corruption.
McCrory is the seven-term Mayor of the City of Charlotte.Â He has governed with, what I would call, a conservative pragmatism.Â Not perfect, but just right for being a Republican mayor in the second largest city in the South. (Yes, that’s right Atlanta!)Â Â He has made jobÂ growth, fightingÂ crime and cracking down on illegal immigration the cornerstones of his campaign.Â Â Â I think he is the best GOP candidate to win back the Governor’s Mansion for conservative governing this year.
DISCLOSURE:Â I am a proud financial contributor to McCrory for Governor.
FOR DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION:Â Senator Hillary Clinton
As a proud footsoldier of Operation Chaos, it is my duty to urge unaffiliated and switched-Republicans in North Carolina to VOTE HILLARY!!! (I think a little vomit justÂ came up…)Â Â Â
Ahem, anyway… if we have to have a Democrat in the White House I’d much rather have the devil we know than the silver-tongued devil we don’t know.Â Â Â
OhÂ yeah….and on gay rights — Hillary, Obama & McCain are all the same; why waste my breath on that topic?
FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION:Â “NONE OF THE ABOVE”
We have a cool option on the North Carolina ballot that I plan to use tomorrow:Â None Of The Above (NOTA); technically the spot on the ballot reads: No Preference – Republican.
I cannot in good conscience vote for John McCain who, without the pantsuitÂ and cackle, looks to be a lot like Hillary Clinton rather than Ronald Reagan to me.Â I fear the unchecked PresidentÂ McCain (with support/acquiensence)Â of the Democratic Congress) will roll the clock back on securing the border, ensuring economic growth and may allow millions of Americans to be vaporized because he doesn’t want to even consider the Jack Bauer-treatment of terror suspects.Â Don’t even get me started about the threat as PresidentÂ he poses due to his blatant disregard to the freedom of speech guaranteed under the First Amendment (McCain-Feingold).
Sorry John…. you may have won over others in the Republican Party — but you have a LONG way to go with me.Â Â I can at least let you know how I feel … with my vote for ‘NOTA’ tomorrow in North Carolina.