Both are terrified of their right wing. Neither has a political or philosophic core, unless self-interest qualifies.
Tim Funk on Mr. McCrory in today's Charlotte Observer: "He’d rather talk about something else – say, the economy or education. But press Pat McCrory about gay marriage, and the presumptive Republican nominee for governor will say this much – and little more: On May 8, he plans to vote for the proposed N.C. constitutional amendment reaffirming the state’s ban on same-sex marriage."
Way to stand tall, Pat.
Apparently, he hopes his particular device of hiding out from actual accountability will fool enough voters: "... by not making the amendment a major issue in his 2012 campaign, [NC State Univ. political scientist Andy] Taylor said, McCrory appears to be hoping that he can maintain his appeal with his old coalition of business Republicans and moderates – including many Democrats and independents."