As we push toward November 4, it's time to focus on our nation's Swing States (i.e. the ones who will pick a president for the rest of us based on whoever's negative ad they saw last.) So tough toodles, Texas. Nous sommes desoles, Massachusetts. Let's investigate a state that matters for a change…
North Carolina's Key Players
* Former Senator John Edwards: Was talked up as a potential Obama running-mate, given that Americans prefer their Democrats Southern, smooth-talking, and unfaithful to their wives.
* Deceased Republican Senator Jesse Helms: His will states that if North Carolina ever votes for a black man, his body is to be exhumed and reburied in the Soviet Union.
* Gay tobacco farmers.
* Proud Asheville residents who are pretty sure that one of McCain's seven homes is in their town.
* Senator Elizabeth Dole, who registered to vote in North Carolina during her two-week vacation to the state in 2006.
Predicted Winner: John McCain
When NASCAR speaks, North Carolina listens.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Elizabeth Dole, It DO Mean a Thing, Jesse Helms, John Edwards, John McCain, North Carolina