Some states are red. Some states are blue. Then there’s North Carolina.

John Rustin, executive director of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation, described North Carolina as a “quintessential battleground state” during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Rustin explains why he applies that label in the video clip below.

2:35 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 54:25 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.