Pat McCrory had a Mayberry moment Tuesday.
The GOP gubernatorial candidate had finished speaking at a meeting of the National Federation of Independent Business when he spied a white-haired gentleman with bushy eyebrows.
The mans resemblance to North Carolinas famous son, actor Andy Griffith, was not lost on the former Charlotte mayor.
Its a real honor sir, McCrory said, pumping the other mans hand
He went on to tell how hed met Griffith 20 years earlier. In return, the man told McCrory that he really liked McCrorys TV ad about how people in the state needed to work together. McCrory said maybe they could get together sometime in the future. Never mind that in 2008, Griffith, a Democrat, made a commercial for Democrat Bev Perdue who was running against McCrory. Apparently McCrory, in the spirit of Mayberry, is ready to let bygones be bygones.
After McCrory walked away, someone whispered in his ear, that Griffith was actually Art Almost Andy Fettig (close enough for most), an Andy Griffith impersonator from Hillsborough who had performed before McCrory at the event.
Dont that beat all?