Last week the Moore campaign threw the Perdue camp a softball. And the frontrunners just watched it fly by.
Richard Moore is running an ad trying to project himself as an outsider, railing on studies and commissions in Raleigh as wasteful and ineffective.
The only candidate in this race who has any credibility running against the Raleigh establishment is Dennis Nielsen, but that's not my point.
The Perdue campaign produced a video in response, outlining dozens of boards and commissions Moore has been involved with and showing a video clip of him talking about 'a task force recommending a commission.'
The Moore campaign responded to the response by touting Moore's work with a statewide commission on domestic violence.
So the Moore campaign, running an ad ripping commissions, is in the same breath touting Moore's accomplishments with a commission.
That's called talking out of both sides of your mouth. It's like last month when the Perdue campaign ripped Moore for taking money from DOT members when it had actually taken three times more of that money.
It's now been almost 72 hours since the Moore campaign issued this contradictory response, and not a peep from the Perdue campaign calling them out for the hypocrisy of it.
Gary Peace has criticized Bev Perdue for not being aggressive enough against Moore and this is a good example of it. Perdue may be leading the polls but the election's a good three months away and not swinging away on something as easy as this is like taking a called strike on a fat pitch down the middle.