Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sanford-Hunt Legacy Drives Future of Tar Heel Democrats

Sanford-Hunt Legacy Drives the Future of Tar Heel Democrats
By Wayne Goodwin, 26 Aug 2007

The State Executive Committee meeting yesterday in Greensboro was, once again, a celebration of what the North Carolina Democratic Party is about.

In addition to considering each of the recommended resolutions and action items (passing some, referring others back to committee, opposing others), Democrats from all across the Tar Heel State made much from their pilgrimage to Guilford County.

There we gathered, organized, rejoiced, reflected, and inspired.

We shared how our religious faith and values guide us in doing what we believe is right for North Carolina.

We learned about the growing intricacies of election laws, and witnessed what is driving our various candidates for 2008 to offer themselves up for public service.

And - as at last year’s Sanford-Hunt gala - many Democrats hoped to hear Governor Jim Hunt proclaim that he, once again, would be a candidate.

Alas, that last part was not meant to be.

Governor Hunt – personally and through the legacy of his leadership in education and emerging issues - has mentored a growing farm team for our State’s Democrats. Both that Hunt farm team and its accomplishments will expand as its candidates successfully seek the Governor’s Mansion and other Council of State positions next year, not to mention U.S. Senate and Congress, and inspire yet more folks to walk firmly in the footsteps of great leaders such as Terry Sanford.

Yes, our political party has many accomplishments of
which to be proud.

Those achievements will replicate as the Sanford-Hunt farm team continues to step up to the plate.

And, the home runs we Democrats will hit will far outlast those of Barry Bonds.

Truly, our best years are still to come.


Rick Bacon said...

I spent some time with the govenor last summer trying to get him to go to Washington and help us recover from the current leadership.
I'm not as good a salesman as I thought I was.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that Governor Hunt would not respond to a "draft Jim Hunt" concerted effort. He is still a young man. No other North Carolinian can unite our citizens--both Democrat, Republican and Unaffiliated--to work for progress in the nation as he can.

Betty Chamberlain, formerly of Durham, now of Buncombe County

Gray Newman said...

I want to thank Wayne for all his work on the resolutions. We passed some real good ones, ones that make me proud to be a Democrat.

I was impressed with our candidates for next year's elections, though I am disappointed that Ms. Perdue didn't show. Dellinger, Bessee, and Dalton all gave good speeches. And the woman running for auditor (forgot her name) sounds like the real deal.

I got some great pictures and will have them posted in a couple of days.