The example of Clintonista prodigy Judd Legum, who is being groomed for bigger things.
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Legum campaigns he would bring “fresh thinking” to Maryland and states he would accomplish this by unseating a Republican incumbent. This is a completely silly claim as Republicans in the Maryland legislature are such a small minority that they cannot pass a single piece of legislation on their own. In fact, the General Assembly has been under one-party rule since the Civil War. Only five Republicans have served as governor since 1900.
Legum offers more of the Maryland Democrat party’s same-old, same-old. His positions are the typical liberal slogans about creating “renewable energy” jobs, “standing up to powerful special interests,” “closing corporate tax loopholes” and “invest[ing] in workforce education.” He doesn’t campaign on cutting spending, lowering taxes or reducing the size of government, which would actually represent “fresh thinking” in Annapolis.
Legum is running against Delegate Ron George, a longtime Annapolis business owner, whose experience in private industry places him in a very small minority of Maryland elected officials. In contrast, Legum would join the legions of trial lawyers who already dominate the General Assembly.
George may be best known outside of Maryland for his successful efforts to end the state’s practice of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. Legum holds a contrary point of view and argues secure borders advocates hold “positions which are, by all accounts, basically racist.”
This spring, Legum took a shot at George underscoring that Legum is still on the man-made global warming bandwagon that was totally discredited with the revelation last year that nearly all of the critical data promoted by global warming enthusiasts was doctored.
The next finance report is due in August. It will be of no surprise if Legum significantly out-raises George in campaign dollars. However, as America witnessed with the 2008 Hillary campaign and Terry McAuliffe’s failed 2009 Virginia gubernatorial bid, big fundraising and Clinton-style political positions are no longer enough to guarantee nomination, let alone election victory.
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