Saturday was the apex of North Carolina’s amazing turnaround, from 35-7 a year ago to 35-7 this season, a defense that went from silly to solid, team chemistry that went from toxic to tight, 6-7 to 11-1 and counting.
By running a campaign that emphasizes his youth and appeal as a figure of generational change, Rubio, in essence, is trying to reverse the roles that Democrats and Republicans have played in presidential elections for the last generation. And he is trying to scramble the identity politics that have taken shape within both parties, particularly after a 47-year-old Barack Obama excited young voters in 2008 with his own message that it was time for dramatic change in Washington.
Gene Nichol: High-dollar outside investigators were reportedly necessary because, after years of stonewalling and false assurance, no one would believe an analysis conducted by the UNC administration. FleishmanHillard’s website boasts it is “the most complete communications agency in the world, capable of reaching any audience, with any message, through any channel.” Praise the Lord. The new Carolina Way revealed.