Raleigh, N.C. — 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.