Last week, Bob Geary and a couple of people who blog here at BlueNC had a sit-down with Randy Voller. Today, Indy Week published Bob's report from the meeting.
Enough. After a stormy year as state Democratic Party chair, Randy Voller should step down for the sake of his party's candidates and North Carolina. I say this knowing that he won't, because Voller sees himself as a visionary leader—but he can't see that he's hurting Democratic prospects for 2014.
I was invited to go to the meeting, but declined to participate. I have no stomach for crap like this, which also explains my short-lived career in politics. But I do have the benefit of three separate and detailed accounts of what happened. I have reached the exact same conclusion as Bob: Randy should step down, but he won't.
I get that everyone thinks they're doing what's right for North Carolina over the long term. But egos, pride, and the need to be "right" seem to rule the day, no matter which side of the fence you're on. The greater good is lost in the cross-fire. It's a hard and sad situation all around.
PS Do NOT use this thread to resurrect discussions about the past or to call each other names.