Archive for the 'Maryland' Category

Friends Across the Aisle

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Michael Mfume, Kweisi´s son, made a surprise appearance at Michael Steele press conference today.  The visit comes as a significant boost to the Steele campaign, which is still enjoying the fruits of the bitter Democrat primary.  In fact, Stele is currently polling at about 30% of the black vote, a warning sign to Rep. Ben Cardin.  […]

Tuesday Primaries Hurt GOP Chances

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Yesterday’s primaries in Rhode Island and Maryland hurt Republican chances in races in which the Democrats already enjoyed the advantages.  With most indicators pointing to  Democrat gains in November, the odds were already stacked against us.  Now, what opportunities existed have largely evaporated.
In Rhode Island, non-Republicans nominated one of their own as incumbent Sen. Lincoln […]

After Labor Day: Where Things Stand

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Now that Labor Day has passed, the campaigns enter their final stretch.  Here’s a quick glance at where things stand going into the home stretch:
Republican Held Seats
Arizona - Despite dipping deep into his personal fortune, former Democrat State Party Chair Jim Pederson has been unable to cut into Sen. Jon Kyl’s solid lead.  Democrats were once […]

Wictory Wednesday Turns Blue

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This week Wictory Wednesday is highlighting the candidacy of Michael Steele.  It is a closely watched race that is in contention for a GOP and conservative pickup in the Senate.  Currently there are two main contenders for the Democratic nomination, Kweisi Mfume and Ben Cardin.
Michael Steele is something of a mythical candidate to the left; […]

Candidate Errs, but not on Policy

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele has decided to acknowledge that he was the mystery candidate behind this Washington Post story.  Unfortunately, it seems as though Steele was ashamed and afraid to speak the truth.  In fact, in criticising the GOP, saying, “You don´t go to Congress to become the Party that you´ve been fighting for […]

Steele Bungles Education

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

While taking the occassional shot at disloyal Republican candidates, I have done my best to avoid going on an all-out offensive against GOP nominees-to-be (primary challenges and the traitor from Pennsylvania aside).  At the same time, I cannot ignore the statements made yesterday by Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.  To be sure, his opponents no better […]

Van Susteren Drops Bid; Advantage Cardin

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Lise van Susteren has dropped her Senate bid, a move that favors Democrat front-runner Rep. Ben Cardin.  She claims to have accomplished “a lot”, but she never made a real impact on polls.  Even so, in a tight race heavily impacted by the politics of race, van Susteren’s departure can make a small but significant […]

Maryland, Our Maryland?

Friday, April 14th, 2006

I have made no secret of the fact that I am not bullish on GOP chances in Maryland this year.  Even so, I would be remiss not to point out the latest poll from Democrat polling firm Garin Hart Yang.  The poll shows racist Kweisi Mfume in a statistical tie with Rep. Ben Cardin.
If Lt. Gov. […]

Republican Candidates Talk Cloning, Stem-Cells

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Update: Proving my point that double-talk only creates problems, Steele now calls himself a supporter of embryonic stem-cell research.   To win this November, Steele needed to rack up a sizable margin among Catholic voters.  This statement only gives fodder to those who say that all politicians are the same.  While strongly disagreeing with supporters of embryonic stem-cell research, […]

Steele-ing the Lead

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Via The Hedgehog Report: For the first time, poll numbers out of Maryland show Lt. Gov. Michael Steele leading both of the leading Democrats.  The Rasmussen numberss show Steele leading Rep. Ben Cardin 45-40 and former Rep. and former NAACP head Kweisi Mfume 45-38.  In spite of these numbers, I would argue that Steele remains […]