Thom Tillis met with representatives of grass roots group leaders and bloggers today (June 13th, 2012) to discuss Voter ID legislation (HB 351). Here is the score card:
1. Agreed to meeting with no conditions – thumbs up.
2. Met with us for forty-five minutes – thumbs up.
3. Explained his positions on several pieces of legislation (voter ID, restaurant carry, judicial review) with additional political background – thumbs up.
4. Was not condescending and did not pander to us – thumbs up.
Mr. Tillis stated up front that this was a preliminary meeting. My thoughts after the meeting are that he is a prudent man who understands that relationships are not built overnight. The best part of the meeting: seeing the seven veto overrides of Gov. Bev under glass.