What an embarrassment. I didn't even pay attention to the content because the production values were so terrible. The blurry picture makes Linda Daves look like a ghost, which I'm sure she doesn't look like in real life but probably is a good symbol for where the GOP in the state is today.
I'm sure they were trying to be trendy by putting their response on the internet but it's worse to do modern technology badly than it is to not do it at all.
The news that Tom Fetzer is now running for NCGOP chair is interesting. I think he would have to be an upgrade. He understands public relations and perception enough that I'm sure he would never let something this bad go out under his watch. And as the former Mayor of Raleigh he has at least shown an ability for success at a high level of politics.
It will be interesting to see if the main campaigns Fetzer was involved with last year- disastrously unsuccessful ones for Bill Graham and Elizabeth Dole- become an issue in the chair race. Will folks wonder if Fetzer's leadership is the kind of change in direction the party needs to get back on the right track?
Fetzer's candidacy is also a little curious given his statement to the N&O last September that he was closing his consulting firm because:
"We don't want to do campaigns anymore," said Fetzer. "We're old men and this is a young man's game."I wouldn't think that serving as chair of Republican Party is much of a retirement gig, and you sure have to be involved with campaigns. The pay just isn't as good!
As a Democrat I'm glad to be able to just sit back and watch this one unfold from the sidelines.