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The 2016 PR Campaigns To Rehab Common Core Begin

The PR campaigns to rehab Common Core before 2016 have begun. Having said that,
this is the most hilarious, talking point laden puff piece I’ve seen in a while:

Former Romney spokesman: Common Core popular in many quarters

The thrust of this article repeats the biggest talking point out there, that Common Core allows for ‘local control’. What’s more that McCoy’s assertion of ‘local control’ is somehow tied to how ‘popular’ Common Core is. We’ll get to the latter of that, first let’s talk ‘local control’.

Was Mr. McCoy intending to insult the intelligence of the reader?

To say that Common Core is about local control of any kind is to tell a whopper. Continue reading

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Women for Mitt in Raleigh, NC

On the last day of early voting in Wake County, North Carolina, I took an afternoon to volunteer for Mitt Romney. It was my first time volunteering for a campaign of any kind. I wasn’t really nervous, but more on the side of excited.

When I got there, a great young man in his last year at NC State got me set up and started to work the phones. I quizzed him for a few moments about his experience at college and found he readily identified his professors as being nearly all liberal leaning. Go figure. He was undeterred and had been working with the campaign for quite a while.

Working the phones was basically calling and implementing a survey that consisted of inquiring if people had gotten out to vote already or if they planned to on Election Day. Seeing how it worked on the caller side was interesting and softened me on actually answering such callers instead of screening my calls in the future. The amount of disconnected numbers, wrong numbers and no answers was pretty high, but the live people I did get were incredibly nice and all had voted already. Of all the live people I spoke to, ALL offered that they had voted Romney.

I was struck by the diversity of the volunteers. Some as young at 15, elderly, women, men, black, white, asian and hispanic. The young lady I met, who was about 15, had interned at the headquarters all Summer and had won the chance to meet Paul Ryan when he came to Raleigh. I was thoroughly impressed with her dedication and clear grasp of the issues at hand this election. Her mother was equally as impressive and I chatted with her briefly as we worked the phones. I even ran into the mother of a child who was in my own child’s Kindergarten class. She was volunteering to go door to door, with her young daughter,in the suburb of Raleigh we both live in. What a small world!

During my volunteering, I had the honor of meeting and listening to three fantastic women, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Former SBA Administrator, Jovita Carranza and RNC Co-Chair, Sharon Day. I was pretty bowled over that the RNC Co-Chair was there. I was honored to have a few moments of her time after the speeches – she’s so down to Earth and her drive is amazing. After blogging and writing several stories on Congresswoman Ellmers, it was fantastic to meet her in person. Her energy just pulsed through that room when she spoke. Having her in Washington working for us is a BIG plus. The Congresswoman assured me they are going to work for #FullRepeal. I believe her.I wasn’t able to catch up with Ms. Carranza, regrettably. I loved her speech and I’ve linked to her bio (above). Please take a moment to read it and the corresponding article.

I shot some video of their speeches using my regular camera for pictures. I apologize for the shakiness; no tripod and I was doing this on the fly.

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Just a few of the pictures of the event via the NC Victory 2012 Facebook page: Continue reading

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Media Bias Alert: Charlotte Observer Headlines Only Poll With Obama Ahead

Prepping for more water carrying during the upcoming DNC in Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer’s recent article headlines the only poll showing Obama ahead in North Carolina:
Poll: Obama holds onto slight lead over Romney in N.C.

RALEIGH – Democratic President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Republican Mitt Romney in North Carolina, according to a new poll.

Obama has a 49-46 percent lead over Romney, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh. The lead is within the margin of error.

Then scroll down to the bottom:

Other recent polls by Rasmussen Reports have shown Romney up 49-44, Civitas Institute has shown Romney up 49-48, PPP, has shown Obama up 47-46, and Project New American has shown Romney up 49-48.

The article, of course, doesn’t link to the actual poll. Full press release is here. Buried down in the questions asked, we find this:

Q17 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,
press 2. If you are an independent or identify
with another party, press 3.
Democrat ……………………………………………….. 45%
Republican……………………………………………… 33%
Independent/Other…………………………………… 21%

Gee, +12 Democrat sampling over Republican and +24 over Independent.

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