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N.C. takes center stage in presidential race

Posted October 24, 2008

— After years of being considered strictly Republican turf, North Carolina is getting attention from both presidential campaigns each hoping to win the state on Nov. 4.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden took a bus tour across North Carolina Thursday, and spoke at three college campuses.

“Our goal is to have one of the biggest voter turnout in North Carolina history and it’s up to you,” Biden said.

Biden said the two primary goals for himself and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama could be printed on bumper stickers: Restore the nation's middle class and reclaim global respect for America.

Biden’s Republican counterpart, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is also planning a campaign appearance in the state. Palin will speak at the Asheville Civic Center on Sunday. Doors open at 4 p.m. and tickets are available through the campaign’s Web site.

Palin’s visit marks her third trip to the state this month.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain will hold a rally at Fayetteville's Crown Coliseum on Tuesday. Tickets are available at campaign headquarters in Raleigh and Fayetteville.

The latest Winthrop/ETV Poll survey showed that among likely voters in North Carolina and Virginia, there is a statistical dead heat between Obama and McCain.

About 25 percent of undecided voters in North Carolina said they were leaning towards McCain. Just over 18 percent said they favored Obama.


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  • bs101fly Oct 24, 2008

    it says on his website that he does!

  • bs101fly Oct 24, 2008

    and hey, hey, look out, head bob over at WRAL says new poll, latest poll, just released poll,
    McCain ahead by 2!

    All the Obama folk better git' out there and get some early votin'!

  • picsatexhibition Oct 24, 2008

    bs101fly, do you know if McCain really does wet himself? Have you checked? Smoking causes cancer for the smoker and those who are around it. So, your statement is WRONG! Someone beside me wetting themselves doesn't affect me, however if they were smoking it would.

  • bs101fly Oct 24, 2008

    better than voting for a guy in Depends!

  • picsatexhibition Oct 24, 2008

    Voting for a smoker? Nice. :)

  • bs101fly Oct 24, 2008

    they're all desperate because they see the loss coming fast and furious, but to carve up your own face?


  • Lyle Oct 24, 2008

    PITTSBURGH -- A 20-year-old John McCain campaign volunteer has admitted to lying about being mugged and attacked by a man who carved a "B" into her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car, Pittsburgh police announced Friday

    I'm so glad Obama wasn't behind this. I was truly having misgivings about my early vote.....

    Obama/Biden '08

  • bs101fly Oct 24, 2008

    calm down.
    doesn't matter who is President, we're ALL going to pay more for EVERY THING from here on. YOU, ME, HIM, all of us!
    it's just a matter of whether you'll enjoy the ride or not!
    I myself, can't see backing a elderly man whose pick for VP will make their main agenda "special needs kids" , as noble as that is, but it's relative to about 3% of the population, and having to listen to that accent for the next 4 years, no thank you.
    I want to enjoy my ride!

  • Lyle Oct 24, 2008

    Deacons: "Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.' I laughed. Once in the restaurant, my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. Again I laughed"

    Deacons, while the rest of the nation is watching the election results roll in, I'm sure you'll be tuned in to the Jon Stewart Show, as there are a lot of laughs there too, I would imagine. The rest of us will be watching McCain's concession speech and, well, you can guess the rest.

    Obama/Biden '08

  • Lyle Oct 24, 2008


    I didn't claim Obama was a unifier. I cut and pasted that from today's FOX NEWS article. Not my words, but those from a greater power. I don't make this stuff up.

    But the latest Lyle Poll shows Obama with a triple digit lead in that poll. A resounding, landslide victory for the Obama/Biden ticket.

    Obama/Biden '08