RS Interview: David Rouzer (R CAND, NC-07).

Well.  North Carolina just sort of… fell apart for the Democrats over the last few years, huh?  The Democratic Governor is fleeing her job, the legislature flipped, the districts have gotten redrawn to eliminate some truly egregious gerrymandering, and the upcoming Democratic convention in Charlotte threatens to be a public relations disaster.  It’s not very surprising, then, that NC-07 Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre is sweating this election – Cook has him as Toss-Up, which is pretty much solely because of incumbency – and it’s even less surprising that Republican NC state Senator David Rouzer is eager for the general election.  We talked a little on the election, and what got done in the state legislature over the last couple of years:

David’s site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D, NC-07) refuses to endorse Barack Obama in public.

How bad is it for Democrats in North Carolina right now?  This bad:

The gist of the video is as follows:

When asked if he supported Obama, [Rep. Mike] Mcintyre told the reporter he wasn’t doing “political interviews” at a prayer breakfast because “it wouldn’t be appropriate.”

But – as the video later notes – Rep. McIntyre will talk about how he’s for North Carolina’s Amendment 1 banning same-sex marriage!  He’s for it.  Dear God, please, people need to believe that he’s for it*… Continue reading Rep. Mike McIntyre (D, NC-07) refuses to endorse Barack Obama in public.