Monthly Archives: April 2008

What will get your vote, your goat?

Company’s coming, and they’ve brought along scads of TV crews, miles of bunting, and a bundle of focus-grouped  “talking points”.


Hold on for the May 6th Presidential Primary here in North Carolina.


It was supposed to be all over by now, except for ordering of the liquor for the hospitality suites at the national political conventions.  But on the Democratic side, as of this blog entry, Senators Clinton and Obama are viewing our primary has perhaps the end game.


It’s surely been a topic at recent WFAE planning meetings. What stories can we tell that will be distinct from the reports by NPR, other public radio producers, and everybody else? 


What topic would you like to hear Senators Clinton and Obama tackle?  What would it take to win your vote?


If you go to WFAE.ORG, and look at the left-hand column, you’ll see a collection of on-line resources, many of them courtesy of NPR.


One interactive feature lets you  say what it would take to get your vote (within legal constraints, of course).  Click on the link below to try it:\


So, whom are you voting for, and whom are you betting on, when the May 6th contest arrives?  Please blog back and let me know. 





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