RALEIGH – Dan Forest has been limited, like the rest of us, by the Pandemic Panic when it comes to campaigning. In this era of mandated social distancing, though, his 2020 opponent for governor, incumbent Democrat Roy Cooper, maybe ironically making the job of campaigning a bit easier. That’s because he represents, “What not to do,” according to former UN Ambassador and former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley.
A new ad released by the Forest campaign features a concise message from Haley about the choice North Carolina voters face in November.
— Dan Forest (@DanForestNC) June 14, 2020
Even though campaign rallies have been ruled out for Forest, while Cooper gets TV time nearly everyday to play the part of benevolent virus slayer, it’s worth noting that the growing and fraught chasm politically in this country very much plays into this gubernatorial election.
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Cooper has made perfectly clear which political factions he is loyal too, having catered to identity politics since his days as attorney general and embracing the radicalism for woke points. The Marxists created identity politics, and now identity politics is morphing back into the Marxist ideals from which it came. Except now it’s open, blatant, and mainstream Democratic politicians are helping to popularize it out of fear of crossing the mob.
Consider what it would mean to decidedly move in that direction by reelecting Cooper and Democrats in general. Now, take a look at Dan Forest and what he stands for; isn’t that an easy decision? We hope North Carolina thinks so, because it’s one of the most consequential ones to be made in quite some time.