Democratic Senate Nominee Gets the Mocking He Deserves After Photo He Posted Goes 50 Shades of Wrong

AP Photo/Gerry Broome

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When it comes to politics and campaigning in the South, there are certain core basics that a candidate must know and lines that must never be crossed – no matter what side of the aisle they’re on.

One issue on which candidates must be able to display more than just a mere passing knowledge is on what barbecuing is and is not, what flavors there are (flavors are an especially HOT topic of discussion here in North Carolina at any given moment), and what the difference is between BBQing and grilling.

Anyone who thinks I’m kidding or overstating can ask any random political operative on Twitter who has done campaign work in the South – especially in the Carolinas – and they’ll confirm it.

In any event, Democrat Senate candidate Cal Cunningham “went there” on social media Monday with a photo he posted of himself in a freshly-ironed campaign-approved apron standing next to a grill and talking about how “there’s nothing better than BBQ”:

In something yours truly rarely – and I do mean rarely – ever sees happen in the highly adversarial world of North Carolina politics, Cunningham was roundly called out and mocked by political opponents, supporters, and even some in the local media (who probably fit in the “supporters” category) for the multiple egregious “BBQ” faux pas he made in the tweet:

Trust me when I say it might be if NC election history is a reliable indicator:

Like I said earlier, knowing these things is a big deal here in NC. Or as Joe Biden would say, “a big f***in’ deal…”

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