Doug Gansler & How Not To Win A Democratic Primary In Maryland
Doug Gansler is one of several candidates running for the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s upcoming gubernatorial election, and the state’s current attorney general. This race is effectively the race for governor, as the Maryland GOP has been reduced to a rump party with absolutely zero real power to influence the direction of the state (thank God).
In the process of this, an audio tape has come out where Gansler criticizes current Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for relying on his race in order to win the election.
Did I mention that this is taking place in MARYLAND? This isn’t southern red state politics on the right, where that sort of thing is expected. This is blue state mid-atlantic territory. We just passed strong gun control, a permissive immigrant policy, and same sex marriage.
Especially in the Democratic primary, this sort of behavior is beyond the pale. I’d say Gansler should drop out, but he was unlikely to ever win in the first place and this comment will effectively kill any chance he had at winning.