Monday, March 10, 2008

Bad Air

The lede yesterday to the Raleigh N&O's article about the U.S. Senate candidate hand-picked by New York Senator Chuck Schumer to challenge Liddy Dole this year:
"There is an air of inevitability about state Sen. Kay Hagan."

If we were on Sen. Hagan's campaign team, that sentence would have curled our toes and clabbered our blood, since we all realize by now what "inevitability" can do to some campaigns in This Year of Change.

And ... like Chuck Schumer knows squat.

Hagan's prime rival in the May 6th Democratic primary, Jim Neal, the non-Chuck Schumer candidate, will be in Boone, meeting and greeting Watauga County voters, this coming Saturday, March 15, at 3 p.m. at Espresso News on Howard Street.

You'll perhaps recognize him by the fact he's not lugging around the heavy baggage of "inevitability."

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