UPDATE: A substantive answer to the query in this post is offered in the comments below by Joe Killian. Sounds like local Democrats were behind the curve and complacent. /update
So on a night when Barack Obama carried Guilford County by a wide margin and Jamestown Pat couldn't win his native turf amid a statewide romp, GOP candidates still managed a strong showing in the commissioner races. Can someone explain that to me? Redistricting, lack of local focus by the local Democrats, and/or, etc?