North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation en Is North Carolina A Swing State? <p>In 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina, marking the first time the state went for the Democratic candidate in over 30 years. In fact, in the previous couple of elections, Republicans won with solid victories. George W Bush had double digit leads over Al Gore and John Kerry. So what happened in 2008, and can it be repeated? Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:12:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Shawn Wen 4125 at