The speaker's race offers enough plot lines for a political potboiler. Will Black, arguably the most powerful House speaker in North Carolina history, be re-elected or indicted?
Stories in the N&O and the C.O. both say that Jim Black has a solid lead in his run for re-election as House Speaker. If Jim Black gets elected speaker, the Democratic Party might as well buy some ear plugs, because they are going to hear a lot of ranting and raving from the party faithful. Does that not occur to any of them? Does it not occur to any of them that WE are the freaking GOTV volunteers they rely on for reelection? Does it not occur to any of them at WE are their damn donor base TOO. Sure, we're not CEOs (well, most of us), or Big This or Big That, but our donations make a difference.
If Jim Black gets elected I just don't know what to do, boycott the party? Hardly. Primary the bastards? How. Focus our attention on the national races and let the legislature swing? Not practical.
How about this. How about WE exposure the Democratic corruption. How about WE do the leg-work. How about WE turn our energy on the Democratic Majority. How about WE police the party, since they won't do it themselves.