The 2012 Election results are in and it gives me hope. Tip O'Neill, the former distinguished Democratic Speaker of the House, said "All politics is local." The sweeping Republican victory in Macon County tells us that we are on the right track. No matter what the Presidential results, Macon County and the State of North Carolina are moving "forward" and that is reason for hope and change.
The Democrat's dominance of the past is fading. The leadership of the Democratic Party is out of sync with the citizens. We look forward on the local, regional and state level to reduced debt, reduced regulation, educational reform, economic reform and reduced unemployment. Thank you Jim Davis, Paul Higdon, Mark Meadows, Pat McCrory, Melissa Evans and God Bless Macon County and the State of North Carolina.
Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said Republicans could now be situated to hold their majority in the House for quite some time. She spoke of a "structural advantage" the party holds "because of the way Republican voters are spread out over the country ... with strength in suburban and rural areas."
A footnote to this is in Chicago where the headline on Yahoo News reads "Absentee Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Re-Elected.” Thank God we do not live in Chicago.
Les Slater — Franklin, N.C.