→ Elections show a Promising Future for North Carolina

John Hood writing for Carolina Journal:

As I had previously predicted, the state’s Republican Party has just delivered its best performance in modern history. For the first time since 1988, voters have elected a Republican governor (Pat McCrory) and lieutenant governor (Dan Forrest). McCrory’s share of the vote fell only slightly below the record for a GOP gubernatorial candidate, Jim Martin’s 55.1 percent reelection victory in 1988.

In the Tar Heel State, the sentiment is rather different. Although disappointed with the national results, Republicans delivered North Carolina to Romney. They are poised to implement conservative reforms on taxes, education, and other issues. It’s too early to know how the results in all of the local races around the state, but it is at least conceivable that the GOP may break the current 50-50 tie in control of county commissions, opening up additional opportunities for conservatives to shape public policy on issues such as taxes and transportation.

The only silver lining about last night I can find. I just wish it was not at such a local level.