By Robert A. Vella

Hillary Clinton lost the swing state of North Carolina to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election by 3.7%, or by approximately 176,000 votes.  Yet, fellow Democrat Roy Cooper appears to have defeated incumbent Republican Pat McCrory in that state’s governor race by about 10,000 votes.  Furthermore, voter turnout in North Carolina neared 65%, some 7 points higher than the national average (high voter turnout generally favors Democrats).

It is acknowledged that Governor McCrory was a divisive figure, but no more so than the irreverent Mr. Trump.  If Hillary was the best candidate for the Democratic Party to nominate, as they continue to insist, then why did she perform so poorly in North Carolina?


17 thoughts on “North Carolina governor race shows why Hillary Clinton was such a poor presidential candidate

      • Of course, I agree with that. However, who would have believed that Trump would be president? The powers that be don’t have complete control. Their power is formidable and far-reaching, but not complete. Every once in a while something happens that they can’t stop. They never wanted Jimmy Carter as president. I believe that, although it was initially planned in 1973, the Trilateral Commission was put together to infiltrate his administration. Of course they didn’t know he’d be president, but they knew it would be a democrat and they knew it would be an outsider. That’s how deep public outcry was during the Watergate scandal. There was already the Council on Foreign Relations and other organizations of that type so it really wasn’t necessary to start a new organization. I believe it was an insurance policy against an encroachment on their control.

        Anyway, the point is Bernie Sanders went much further than any of us thought was possible and, with a few breaks, he could have won the primary. Then, even though he would have been up against the rulers, it might have been too late to turn the tide of public opinion against him. A lot of young people would have voted and many angry Trump voters would have voted for him.

      • I might put it this way, “Bernie’s candidacy was a pipe-dream at the outset. Then it was not.” Bernie came very close to winning, and now he wield’s a great deal of influence.

        Anyway, since when do Progressives care about what The Establishment “allows?”

  1. No, the democrat insiders definitely didn’t want Bernie Sanders because they are card carrying members of the Capitalist Club. While the democrats aren’t as deeply infected with the Capitalist disease as the GOP, a majority of the party has been purchased by corporate executives. They didn’t want to lose their seats on the proverbial gravy train.

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