I’m not one of those people who considers North Carolina a natural battleground state in 2012, so I’ve always thought the Democrats decision to hold their national convention here a bit of a headscratcher. Recent events make the decision look even more questionable. And the main-stream press is starting to notice. The Associated Press had a story out on Saturday titled “North Carolina a political headache for Democrats.” So now people all across the country could pick up their Sunday paper and read a story that begins:

Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party’s national convention in Charlotte. The causes are plenty.