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Steele v. ?
« on: August 15, 2006, 12:30:27 PM »
A MD Senate seat is open and there's no way the Lt. Gov, some guy named Steele that nobody knows, has decided to make a bid for it.

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The Republican candidate for Maryland’s open Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, managed a feat of admirable dexterity July 24, fitting his foot rather neatly inside his mouth. Steele made anonymous statements at an "on background" press luncheon about the problems facing Republicans headed into the rapidly approaching November midterm elections. Steele referred to the "R" in "Republican Party" as a “scarlet letter” and lamented the president’s unpopularity among Maryland voters. When Steele was identified as the source of those statements he immediately backpedaled, calling the scarlet letter reference “a joke” and insisting that President Bush was his "homeboy.”

The incident reinforces the delicate nature of Steele’s dance with the Maryland electorate. He must appear independent of the White House to appeal to liberal voters, but not independent enough to lose the administration’s support or upset instate Republicans. Steele will face a tough race against either leading contender in the Democratic Primary. Rep. Ben Cardin has a well-funded campaign, as well as the endorsement of the party establishment, while Kweisi Mfume, a former congressman and past head of the NAACP, has a powerful story and the potential to cut into Steele’s support among the black community. Either of these men could grab the nomination on September 12, and Steele would need a lot of luck and a flawless campaign in order to beat them.

Two other people nobody has heard of or cares about are up for the Democratic ticket and, no matter which one is picked, they'll get elected.  So I suppose it's responsible to know which Democrat is best. 

Cardin:

A party-line man in congress, he's a "principled" man who has sworn to fight cancer.

Oh, and, something about Iraq.

Kweisi Mfume is black and has the same budget as my small business, so... He should drop out now.  Hopeless.

Which means, of course, that he's the best option.  The teachers are behind him, all the state dems are behind him, he's an education man, a conservation man, a jobs man ("cultivating" the federal job base in MD), a small business man and, to that end, in favor of unionization to destroy the Wal-Mart World.  Mfume's where I'm going in the primary.




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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 12:33:31 PM »
And don't forget he changed his name to make it Africaner.

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006, 12:42:15 PM »
And his real plan is to exterminate white people!  Yay! I think we need more crazies we're not sure about in congress.

Hey, we're just buying time till John Sarbanes runs, right?

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 03:06:28 PM »
I expect I will vote for this guy:

http://www.kevinzeese.com/

I don't know how novel it is, but he's been nominated by the Green, Libertarian and Populist parties of Maryland.  He's anti-war and, well, erm, honestly I'm sure I approved of his other issue statements when I read them a few months ago, but really who cares?  He's very anti-war and that makes me happy.
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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 04:03:16 PM »
Anyone who frequents 24 hour supermarkets is the man for me.

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 04:33:53 PM »
He has my vote also.

So on election day we can watch the vote totals come in and say...Hey!  I'm one of those 237 people!!
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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 04:44:09 PM »
Okay!  We have an official GS candidate, then.  Zeese.  I should send him an email.

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 04:54:59 PM »
I w00teth with glee!
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 04:57:15 PM »
He has my vote also.

So on election day we can watch the vote totals come in and say...Hey!  I'm one of those 237 people!!

Dude, you should all have a party.  Just tell everyone who votes for him to meet at some bar so you can rise and fall as one with the exit polls.  Brilliant!
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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 06:33:15 PM »
I drank beer with the Green Party whilst watching the last Presidential election results.  Actually, I'm fairly certain they'll have it again at the same place in Kensington.
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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 06:45:30 PM »
I drank beer with the Green Party whilst watching the last Presidential election results. Actually, I'm fairly certain they'll have it again at the same place in Kensington.

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 07:08:15 PM »
I pointed it out once, place selling all the campaign material on antique row.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2006, 07:47:51 PM »
I pointed it out once, place selling all the campaign material on antique row.

Yeah, been there several times, get mail from them.  I'm groovy.  I'm hip.  A hippity hop.

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 12:11:14 PM »
You've seen the "puppy" campaign ads, right?

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Re: Steele v. ?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 01:13:14 PM »
Yeah, they're cute.