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A vote that counts? NC presidential primary might be meaningful

RALEIGH (AP) -- There's a remote chance that North Carolina's presidential primary in May might become more than an afterthought in national politics. This year more than half the country has voted without any resolution in the Democratic race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. That means North Carolina's primary might get some attention if the candidates don't secure the nomination before May 6. Democratic consultant Gary Pearce says it's a longshot that the state might play a national role. Super Tuesday primaries put John McCain in charge of the Republican's nomination. If he secures it in the coming primaries it will be unlikely that North Carolina's Republicans will play a part in picking their party's presidential nominee. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NC primaries

This doesn't seem like a fair election since the TV news aren't giving Ron Paul a fair chance to campaign. I have increasing reservations regarding voting for any of the candidates except Ron Paul because the other candidates aren't requiring every candidate to be heard and to get his/her message to the masses.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul is a fine candidate. But I know many fine men that would make a fine candidate and a fine President. But in the world of politics today that is not enough. It's about political parties and media support and money and things like that. It seems every election we have a "wild card" candidate, with a platform that appeals to many voters. But when these voters jump on board, it can divide the vote and cause elections to swing in very different directions. When it comes to electing a President, it seems that these ground swell candidates can never win the nomination or the election. So many voters that actually would prefer a certain candidate, go with one who has a better chance of actually winning.