My snark against John F. Kennedy Jr. below was based on a mistaken belief that he was trying to run as a Democrat. He's not. He's trying to get 83,000 signatures on a petition to get on the NC November ballot as an independent.
His rally at the Marriott in Raleigh on Friday produced "a packed room," I hear, and Kennedy himself claimed that he has 50,000 volunteers in North Carolina. That number is a bit difficult to swallow.