Cross-posted at dKos
I'm trying to get my head around Mike Easley's endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Quite frankly, I'm mystified.
As most of us know, Hillary on the top of the ticket effectively cedes most of the former Confederacy (except for Virginia and Florida) to McCain. Obama, on the other hand, has committed to fighting for North Carolina in November. I would think that this would be a no-brainer for the de facto leader of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He should have his finger on the pulse of this state.
Instead, Easley has effectively decided to throw away his vote at the Democratic convention. What particularly mystifies me is the statement of Easley's wife that Hillary has the tools to bring people together. Um, have you seen the polls? Nearly half of voters don't trust her.
The only defensible reason I can think of is that Obama turned down an invitation to debate here in North Carolina. Um, Governor? He did agree to debate earlier--but Hillary turned it down.
Sorry, but unless I really missed something, I don't understand Easley's thinking at all.