McCrory for VP?

Posted December 23, 2015

Gov. McCrory lights Christmas tree at State Capitol

— Might Gov. Pat McCrory have sights on an election campaign other than his 2016 re-election run?

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, apparently thinks the business mogul and reality star leading the GOP presidential field should look to the Tar Heel State for a vice presidential pick.

"Here's the Gov I was talking about in podcast as possible Trump VP: Gov Pat McCrory," Coulter said via Twitter earlier this week.

The comment was picked up by North Carolina's political Twitterati with a mix of bemusement by some and genuine excitement by others.

Others were less impressed.

Coulter was apparently picking up a thread she started earlier in the year, back when actual campaign news was distracting people.

But here in the pre-Yuletide doldrums, the renewed mention is enough to cause a stir.

So let's have it: Is McCrory ready to check out of NC for a shot at DC? To use the language of the season, McCrory's campaign says the idea is a bit of a humbug.

"The Governor is flattered but committed to making North Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family," said Billy Constangy, McCrory's campaign manager.


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  • Thomas White Jan 2, 2016
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    "The Governor is flattered but committed to making North Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family," said Billy Constangy, McCrory's campaign manager.

    The only way to make NC a better place would be if the Governor was not re-elected and the State stopped allowing politicians to gerrymander voting districts.

  • ecu4me2 Dec 31, 2015

    Cooper is a true light weight who will toe the party line like no other....NC the new liberal state in the South....

  • Michael Lloyd Dec 31, 2015
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    One way to get rid of him. Fingers crossed.

  • Steven Cousler Dec 30, 2015
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    Why not? None of the top 3 Republican candidates at this point could win a general election. McCrory could add to his list of massive failures.

  • Robert Smith Dec 30, 2015
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    The ONLY thing that can help North Carolina is if McCory gets defeated or decides to withdraw .

  • Randy Riddle Dec 30, 2015
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    Seeing McCrory at the GOP convention, giving a speech blaming "the media" and "previous administrations" for all our woes - about the only kind of public statement he seems capable of pulling out of his hat box - would be about as amusing as watching Clint Eastwood talk to a chair.

  • Rudy Bizzell Dec 29, 2015
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    Fool me once shame on me you wont get another chance.

  • Robert Smith Dec 28, 2015
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    Tom Boswell you don't know any Facts. Facts is a word not in the Republican vocabulary . Facts are that EVERY REPUBLICAN President from Dwight Eisenhower until now has see the unemployment rate go up from the time they were sworn in office until they left. EVERY DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT since the has taken office and while in office the unemployment rate has gone down with the only exception being Jimmy Carter where it remained the same. President Obama is who you can thank for the unemployment going down, NOT PAT MCCORY. MCCory's big accomplishment are two, protecting Duke Energy and handing out cookies in front of the Governor's mansion.

  • Matt Wood Dec 28, 2015
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    UHHH We did NOT have a $2.5 billion DEFICIT! WRONG! It was a DEBT! A debt undertaken to help out with unemployment during the RECESSION CAUSED BY REPUBLICANS! A debt that would not have been needed if the republicans had just accepted the medicaid expansion. And that surplus? Caused by RAISING TAXES on the middle class (they may have lowered the individual income tax but they raised sales taxes on all the things impacting the lower class the most, resulting in even less money in their pockets) and robbing teachers. And when McCrory took office the Republicans had already been in control for TWO YEARS, and things got worse. Not only that, but it is hardly their policies that have made things better, but the booming tech industry brought to you by... you guessed it, those liberal bastions, the UNC system!

    How about learning some basic economics before spouting that nonsense?

  • Terry Lightfoot Dec 28, 2015
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    Oh Ann Coulter suggested this? Another reason to say no to Pitty Pat
    Ann Coulter is a vile and disgusting .....