Andy Griffith had the most popular TV show in the country in 1968, and forty years later, apparently his endorsement still carries weight.
He’s backing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue in her race for governor of the state. She just went up with ads touting the backing, in which Griffith, the fictious sheriff of Mayberry, N.C. and a real-life native of the state, says, “Oh, you’re going to be a goooood governor.”
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Griffith’s endorsement of Mike Easley in 2000 is credited with helping him win that year, what was regarded as the “Mayberry Miracle.”
Perdue and state treasurer are vying for the Democratic nomination, and their race has inspired the state GOP to plot an ad linking them to Barack Obama — and by extension the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Both Perdue and Moore have endorsed Obama.
Wow, so by extension, does that mean Andy of Mayberry is un-American?