Attention starved McCrory wants his old job back
GOP circles have been buzzing for weeks with speculation about who might run for Governor in 2020. The leading names so far have been Dan Forest and Thom Tillis. Others think Phil Berger is interested in the job. But in the last month, former governor Pat McCrory is making waves.
Last week while making an appearance at a pro-am golf tournament in Wilmington, McCrory teased that he’ll take a larger public role soon. “I’m going to have some input in the near future about what’s working and what’s not working,” he told WWAY.
And when asked about running again in a UNC-TV interview, Pat McCrory did not tamp down speculation. “A lot of my grassroots supporters would like me to run again. And I’ve told them that I will consider it at the right time.”
Since being one of the few Republicans in the country that missed the Trump wave, McCrory has unsuccessfully sought a job in the Trump Administration and learned that signing bigotry into law with HB2 makes it hard to find a private sector job. So it’s unsurprising the attention starved McCrory wants his old job back.