If Governor Rick Perry, stays on his current path as a GOP front runner, he is going to have to campaign in NC at least once. Depending on how well he does, multiple times. Something from his past may come back to bite him. People in NC are passionate about their BBQ. There are debates about whether eastern or western carolina has the best, Lexington who has a style of their own likes to make claim to theirs being the best. One thing most everyone here can agree on is that any NC BBQ is better than no BBQ and definitely better than BBQ from somewhere else.
Apparently, Rick Perry doesn’t like NC BBQ. Eastern NC BBQ to be more specific. In fact he claims roadkill tastes better! I have never eaten at the place who catered the meal, but after looking them up and their reviews, to prefer roadkill you have to just hate that style of BBQ. I think I may have to make a trip and try it myself (when I do, I will report back).
The point is, we love our BBQ in NC no matter what side of the state you live. Some of you may say that BBQ has nothing to do with the issues Perry is campaigning on. That may be true, but when someone from a state who claims to have the best BBQ (false claim), and attacks our BBQ as lower than roadkill he will have an uphill battle to win support. Maybe he will just avoid the Eastern Part of the state altogether and avoid the issue. But no matter where he goes, he will have to answer for his comments.
Don’t mess with Texas, whatever. When it comes to BBQ, don’t mess with NC!