To begin this, let me just say that – for those of you who don’t know – I am a fan of the fairer sex.
I’m a fan of women in general, and in politics in particular. This year anyway, especially, as concerns the politics part. And, especially as concerns Right Leaning GOP women.
The reasons why I’m a fan of Right Leaning Political GOP women this year is because I truly do believe they are the future of the GOP – white, black, Hispanic, or something else entirely, the GOP needs women (obviously) to change its image of being a party of and for, grumpy middle aged white guys. Like me.
Now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some white guys (especially those running against other white guys) in the GOP primaries in Maryland that I wholeheartedly endorse – Robin Grammer who’s running in LD 6 and Gordon Bull, who’s running in LD 12 immediately come to mind – but, generally speaking, 2014 MUST be the Year of the Woman as concerns the MDGOP.
Now, having said that, I’d also like to say this:
This past Monday, I had the distinct honor and privilege of having lunch with the MDGOP ChairWOMAN, Diana Waterman. Sorry to tell you, dear readers, that the entire lunch was off the record at my suggestion. Suffice it to say that the lunch was very good and nice, not to mention fun and rather informative, the latter of which, in a backgrounder kind of way.
And, this coming Sunday, I have every intention of attending the Maryland Liberty PAC’s picnic and getting the opportunity to hear MDGOP National CommitteeWOMAN, Nicolee Ambrose, speak to the masses. That event, will not be off the record.
(Indeed, they are. Now, Let’s Get this Party Started.)
Now, as concerns endorsements, I’ve never “gotten” them or understood why anyone needs anyone else to tell them who to vote for. Seriously. Oh, the audacity that must come with thinking you’re worthy of imparting such wisdom and directives onto others. That being said, and with the knowledge that at one point an endorsement from yours truly could have been considered a “kiss of death” – but having been assured by the reception I’ve received this year that THAT is no longer the case – I’ve got the requisite amount of audacity. Here are a few endorsements I’m making in various House of Delegates races, without reservation, in election year 2014 in Maryland:
Kelly Schulz and Wendi Peters, both Republicans, in LD 4: A reelect for Delegate Schulz and an inaugural election for Ms. Peters, both Super Women. Delegate Schulz has repeatedly shown her chops on both the campaign trail as well as in Annapolis – and Wendi Peters is doing the first part and will, I’ve no doubt, perform fantastically as a Delegate, once elected. These are the only two endorsements I’m making in the House of Delegates Race in LD 4.
Meagan Simonaire, a Republican Candidate for the House of Delegates in LD 31B: It’s funny, but Ms. Simonaire seemingly gets hit hard and often by her opponents…yet nothing seems to stick. It’s all general campaign BS, anyway, and she gracefully swims above it. I’m sure it’s maddening for her opponents, and deservedly so. Win or lose, this woman has class – and one hell of a future in the MDGOP.
Carole Owen Loveless, a Republican Candidate for the House of Delegates in LD 9: Not only is she running against a Bob Ehrlich retread in Bob Flanagan, in the primary, Ms. Loveless is running with both grace and aplomb. This particular primary is big in that it will help show whether the MDGOP in Ellicott City is ready to take a big step away from the past, which apparently, refuses to be buried. And, Carol Owen Loveless is just the person to get us over that hump and on our way to a better day.
And there you have it, for now, anyway. Maybe. This listing of endorsements (as well as those of Robin Grammer and Gordon Bull above) is off the top of my head. I hesitated writing it, because I’m sure I’ll catch shit from a ton of people, asking me “What about so and so?” Further, almost all of my writing-time is reserved for the sequel to my book. So, when I started writing this piece, I had no intention of endorsing anyone.
But, now I’m happy I have.