March 14, 2005

Maryland After Sarbanes

I examine the playing field in my latest AmSpec column.

Posted by John Tabin at March 14, 2005 12:58 AM

In honor of the just-held SATs:

Oklahoma : Maryland as Brad Carson : Michael Steele

Both men are ideal candidates for their states, but Carson was unable to overcome the partisan index of OK, and I think Steele (or Ehrlich) would suffer the same blow in MD. Also, Carson triangulated like crazy to win conservative votes (for fun, go watch his Meet the Press appearence wherein he denounced John Kerry and all his works). Steele starts off way to the right of the MD electorate.

Mfume is in as of today ... I guess the GOP decision will depend on what sort of polling they get against him. As black Republicans go, though, I think Democrats are much more afraid of Condi, Ken Blackwell and Lynn Swann than they are of Steele.

Posted by: Dave Weigel at March 14, 2005 01:00 PM