Sunday, July 30, 2006

It’s “Chic” to be an African-American Politican in Maryland (want to run for Lt. Governor) ?

It’s “Chic” to be an African-American Politican in Maryland (want to run for Lt. Governor) ?

May 3rd, 2006

Election Year 2002 - Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R) of Maryland selected Michael Steele (R) Maryland, (African-American), as his running mate on the Ehrlich/Steele Ticket.

Robert L. Ehrlich elected Governor and Michael Steele elected Lt. Governor.

Election Year 2006- Maryland State Legislator, Del. Anthony G. Brown, (D) a second-term legislator from Prince George's County, Maryland (and African-American) accepts an offer to be Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's running mate in this year's Maryland Governor's race. Enter, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (D), candidate for Governor, who yesterday, introduced his running mate, Baltimore lawyer Stuart O. Simms and guess what he is also - African-American.

I guess the democrats learned from their gigantic mistake when then Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, lost the election to now Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R) Maryland. You see Ms. Townsend chose a former Republican (who switched from Republican to Democrat 30 days earlier), Charles Larson as her running mate vs. the highly respected and highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, Montgomery County Council (Maryland) President Isiah Leggett (who is also African-American). What a slap in the face to African-Americans in Maryland.

I remember the election; low African-American turnout coupled with Ms. Kennedy- Townsend decision to ignore African-Americans interest to have a qualified African-American on the ticket, this may have caused her the election. I guess it chic to be an African-American politician in Maryland.

Let’s see if African-Americans take the political sandwich being served up by Democrats.

Are you full yet?

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