Shuler reportedly giving serious thought to running for governor

WLOS in Asheville reports that Heath Shuler is taking a very long look at the governor's race, and is apparently leaning pretty strongly toward getting in.

Good news: he'd probably clear the field if he ran. Bad news--unless the congressional map gets thrown out, this makes NC-11 a very, very tough hold. For those who don't know, under the Ruchomander NC-11 is the most Republican district in the entire state.


There's no end to that boy's ego

I'm sure I speak for many progressives when I say I would work actively to defeat him, both in a primary and in the general.

With Shuler's god as my witness, I'd rather see Pat McCrory as governor then Heath Shuler.

Would I support him in the

Would I support him in the primary, no, but to say you would rather have McCrory is plain ridiculous. You don't speak for this progressive on just giving the governorship to McCrory.

Let me clarify

I don't speak for any anonymous progressives.

I'm not exactly enthused about it either

But speaking as a Charlottean, I'd probably end up holding my nose and voting for Shuler. I've never forgiven McCrory for vetoing the living wage ordinance back in 2002--that pretty much torpedoed his faux moderate image.

Shuler would be even worse

Shuler would be even worse than Bowles. He's anti- choice. Need I go further.

Blue Dogs

I would not vote for Heath Shuler for garbage collector.

After the way the blue dogs behaved during the healthcare reform debate, I'm with James, I'd come closer to voting for a damned republican - and it'll be a mighty frigid day in the oven before I do that.

Heath, no, no, no, n, no, no, no, no, NO!


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

I don't think Shuler has a chance...

...against Walter Dalton in the primary.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

I am not sure I could vote for Schuler.

I know I could not vote for McCrory. I honestly don't know what I would do. Write in? Learn how to do that, I suppose.

I'm basically

getting to that same place with any pro-discrimination Democrat.

Thankfully the NC Dem party made some major pro-equality steps today.

I think Shuler's ego has outdistanced his abilities

and he long ago reached his level of incompetence. Remember when he inserted himself into the race against Pelosi for Speaker of the House?

Stan Bozarth

Governor's Race

I don't know Heath Shuler since I am new to North Carolina. I do know that McCrory would be a disaster. He's already stated he would revive all the vetoed bills by Perdue. That means he would be a cheerleader for a hard right wing legislature. Perdue vetoed those bills for good reason--they were all right wing red meat social issues--like being ruled over by a theocracy.

Anybody but McCrory.

George DeMarse
Wake Forest