NC-8: "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go"
by Jerry Meek, Wed Oct 11, 2006 at 09:35:27 AM EDT
With the latest poll showing Larry Kissell in a dead heat against Republican Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-8), I'm getting my sleeping bag ready. On Sunday, I'm heading down to the 8th district, where I'll spend the entire week campaigning for Larry. I'll be making phone calls, canvassing, meeting with the "movers and shakers" in the district, attending events - and, well, pretty much anything else the campaign wants me to do. With 47% polling for Hayes and 46% for Kissell, this race can go either way. I want to make sure it goes our way.
From time to time next week, I'll come here and blog the experience. In fact, you should experience it for yourself by coming to the 8th district to campaign for Larry. I promise. You don't have to eat grits or pork barbecue if you don't want to. But you may just make the difference in who controls Congress. And, if you don't have time to come to the 8th, you can always contribute.
On top of that, I just don't like Robin Hayes. He's arrogant. We saw his arrogance when he voted for CAFTA, after repeatedly promising to vote against it. We heard it this week when, asked about the latest poll numbers, he replied, "a lot of people we know say `you've got it made, you don't have a race.'"
But Robin Hayes is Casey at the bat. And on November 8th, I predict there'll be no joy in his Mudville.