I think this is very smart of McCrory to ackowledge. There is no way to be a successful leader by completely disregarding one party. This leads to one party feeling isolated and increased bipartisanship in the state. It would be very difficult for any governor to pass legislation that doesnt try to compromise and reconcile the gap between the two political parties. It is necessary for McCrory to engage the democratic party, in order for his term to be successful.
I hope that Governor McCrory follows through with his statement. I feel that politicians are constantly making false promises about working with the other side. It is crucial that Democrats and Republicans work together not only in our state's legislature, but in our national legislature as well. We must not become a nation that is divided between Democrats and Republicans or else this country will never move forward.
It was a very good move for the Governor to make this comment. However, often times in politics we are faced with people who do not put their money where their mouth is, so to speak. Going along with his other comment, "the campaign is over, it's time to govern," he needs to show the willingness to utilize the other party as a resource. In order to follow through, efforts need to be made to unify parties in order to make sure the people and constituents are heard. Acknowledgement, on the Governors part, is a key first step.
It is crucial that Democrats and Republicans work together not only in our state's legislature
I think it's important that McCory addressed this issue early in his campaign. The two-party system is all about compromise. You give some, you take some. That's how it is supposed to work in order to for laws and statutes and decisions to be in the best interest for the state, and in some cases the nation, as a whole.
I think McCrory's statement is extremely hypocritical. He has ruined our state's progressive reputation, which completely ignores many values of the Democratic Party. When women gathered to protest the abortion bill, he was condescending and disrespectful when he went to them on the street and gave them cookies. They don't want cookies; they want health care for women. The new voting requirements will mainly affect people who associate themselves with the Democratic Party. He is disregarding the opinions of the opposing party, which is exactly what he called "a huge mistake." Even the New York Times called him out for causing our state to regress.
Roy Cooper for Governor 2016