The North Carolina Leadership Conference in Raleigh happened at the same time the GOP District Conventions were going on…not exactly a case of stellar event planning in my opinion. Anyhow, I’ve noticed that once again, the coverage from the blogosphere is head, shoulders, and torso above the Legacy Media.
But what created a stir was Shuler’s breakfast appearance at a conservative conference sponsored by the Civitas Institute, a Raleigh-based political think tank that is officially nonpartisan but leans Republican.
Before the Saturday event, Shuler took some hits from the liberal blogosphere, which wondered what he was doing walking into “the lair of the Dark Side” as one blogger put it.
Another blogger on BlueNC wrote that Shuler should ask himself: “How happy are you that I’m legitimizing your rabid partisan group masquerading as a nonpartisan 501(c)3? If I say pro-life, pro-gun and Jesus enough times, will you like me?”
And that’s not all they said:
3. After the event, your image at there party will be
repeatedly displayed all over as proof of the
disentegration of the Democratic party.
4. Since the Republican Party is not the majority in
Congress, you have nothing to gain in that respect.
You are known for being a man of conscience. Although
fullfilling a personal goal by attending, you may be
hurting your fellow Democrats who supported you. What
Here is coverage from Ogre:
There were also the GOP District Conventions yesterday, and I’ll post on the coverage for them later today, or perhaps tomorrow if there is a lag on posting by the observers. I was set to attend the NC-11 Convention, and went through a hoop to get credentialed, but never heard back, so I wasn’t about to drive all the way to Hendersonville on the hope I could get in…no way I was about to do that because it’s a two-hour drive from my house! I found out from other bloggers covering the event that my credentials were there waiting for me. Maybe next time, I won’t wait on a confirmation.
Preview coverage of NC-11 at BlueNC by Screwy Hoolie.