Tuesday, April 22, 2008



Thanks for checking my new blog. And yes, I'm new at this, but not at North Carolina politics. I'm currently teaching politics at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, and have become very interested in trying to understand Tar Heel politics (from all political perspective...Deacons, Dookies, Wolfpackers, etc.).

With the new attention that NC will gain because of the lateness of the Democratic primary (who would have thunk it?), I'm sure folks will turn their attention to our May 6th primary. I hope to help anyone who might be interested in trying to understand the state's political dynamics, along with the fact that we have some serious races for gubernatorial primaries, U.S. Senatorial primaries, as well as other state and local races. I also have the great opportunity to do some election analysis for WSOC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, along with some other news organizations here locally.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, and perhaps we can get some good conversations going about nc-politics. Michael

PS--and just so that you know, I am a registered "unaffiliated" voter in NC, and don't profess any political allegiances either way (and yes, you can check my voter registration at the NC State Board of Elections http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/).