Last night, Rachael Maddow was interviewing Gov. Mike Easley (D-NC) on race as a variable in the upcoming election, and how it may affect the totals.
In response, Easley played down such concerns, noting that Obama is surprisingly competitive in North Carolina, adding that local voters would not possibly vote against their own economic interests by going with McCain.
But governor, I thought, rural and conservative voters have been doing so for years. Why the hell should 2008 be any different?