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Rep. Coble: Romney should “lean firmly” upon Independents (audio)

Political strategists says this week’s Republican National Convention is Mitt Romney’s best chance to reintroduce himself to voters and make a better connection with women and minorities.

Most polls show the presidential race a dead heat among North Carolina’s registered voters. On Monday, CNN revised its prediction for our state from “leans Romney” to being a true “toss up.”

The dean of North Carolina’s congressional delegation says it’s surprising that Romney is still trying to get some voters to warm to him, especially when North Carolina’s unemployment rate stands at 9.6%.

Rep. Howard Coble  (R – NC, 6th District) says if asked, he would advise Romney to “lean firmly” upon Independents in the remaining 70 days of the campaign.

Coble joins us this weekend on News & Views to talk about the presidential race, his newly redrawn congressional district, and campaigning in a post-Citizens United world.

For a preview of  Rep. Coble’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

4 Comments


  1. mercadeo

    August 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Lee Wrights, a candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for President spoke on the eve of his cross country tour of LP State conventions. Wrights gave a rousing and impassioned speech about his campaign’s message of liberty and peace. He declared, “There is the War in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya. The War on Drugs, Poverty, and Terror. I am tired of war and I am tired of the failures and uselessness of these wars. I am at NOT at War.” He also pushed for voters to join him in his Million Vote March in which he hopes to see a million votes cast for the LP presidential candidate.

  2. david esmay

    August 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Paulicans will scuttle Romney and he can’t win over independents because of his tax policy and what it will do to the middle class.

  3. Frank Burns

    August 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Please! There is no way NC will re-elect Obama! Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. I remember the polls always used to say that Jesse Helms was behind in the polls too.

  4. david esmay

    August 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The President may not carry NC, but he will carry the US, and that’s what counts. What did Bush say, fool me once shame on me , fool me twice, we won’t get fooled again? That’s how much sense that ridiculous GOP platform made.

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