Martin O'Malley

Matt McDaniel

6 minute read

If Maryland’s Gubernatorial race can be compared to sports, yesterday, pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training. We now have our first, real, tangible insight into the race for Governor: campaign finance disclosures. Sure, math and money may not be the sexiest topics, but, more than just a number on a page, the disclosures tell us about the relative health of campaigns going forward. If yesterday’s disclosures are any indication, Governor Larry Hogan is off to a commanding lead, but…

Matt McDaniel

8 minute read

There’s a good reason we don’t spend much time on this site talking about the Democrats’ nomination fight for 2016: it’s not very interesting. Sure one candidate is, literally, an avowed socialist who hasn’t switched his Party registration to Democrat and the other is facing a criminal investigation by the FBI, but, honestly, for a lot of viewers (myself included), watching a sexagenarian argue with a septuagenarian about how to best spend the hard-earned money of people who are still working…

Matt McDaniel

6 minute read

As I noted in my post about the, then upcoming, Democratic debate yesterday, my interest/enthusiasm about the Democrats’ nominating process isn’t terribly high. With the exception of the notable performance of Jim Webb (which I will discuss further, below), my assessment remains the same. Regardless, here’s my take on the Democrats and their nomination fight.