Some things I write have to deal with “inside baseball -” a term meant to describe what I’ve written as being mainly for those with a serious interest to know EVERYTHING in all of its excruciating detail.
There is inside baseball…and then there’s this post.
As many – if not most – of y’all are aware, the Rape Whisperer, Delegate Steve Schuh, managed to somehow beat Anne Arundel County Executive, Laura Neuman, in her quest to electorally win her appointed seat for a full term. I don’t understand it, either. Ms. Neuman’s smart, tough and gave him a major ass kicking in their debates and he’s, well, he’s the Rape Whisperer – a guy who voted for the Rain Tax (twice!) and just generally, not a very good guy.
But, still, somehow, he beat Laura Neuman in the primary.
And over the past 7 to 9 days, I’ve been hearing from a number of people about how and why he ended up beating Laura Neuman. And, according to these folks, it’s not so much that Schuh won as it is that Neuman lost. And, according to these same folks, the reason for Neuman’s unexpected defeat is to be laid squarely at the feet of one Chevy Weiss.
Now, I know Chevy personally – and she and I have had our political ups and downs over the past few years, but that’s bullshit. No one person is exclusively responsible for a candidate losing a tough race, just as no one person is fully responsible for a candidate winning a tough race.
The reasons being offered are basically – and boiled down to – two:
1) Chevy is such a bitch that she scared off Laura Neuman’s campaign manager, which resulted in Neuman bringing in this young guy (Corbett Webb) who, it is alleged, had no idea what he was doing.
2) Chevy’s strategy was disastrous.
(This Ain’t Your Father’s Chevy – Well, THAT May be…)
As I stated, I know Chevy personally. By and large, I like her and I consider her (For what it’s worth) to be above average, talent-wise. I know she can be a bit rambunctious at times (I don’t like calling folks – woman in particular – bitchy) as she’s gotten rambunctious with me on occasion. And, I know she’s attacked a few others for not necessarily towing the line. That being said, however, I repeat: It is unfair to blame any one person exclusively for a given candidate losing.
Chevy Weiss, who 20 or so years ago, used to work for the MDGOP in one capacity or another, ran for Baltimore City Central Committee in 2014 – and won. Congratulations, if you happen to read this, Chevy!
In addition, I’ve been told by a few folks that Chevy recently got picked up by Congressman Andy Harris to do some central committee slate-work for him and/or his organization.
Whether you necessarily like her choices or not, Chevy ain’t no slouch. That’s for damned sure.
But, is she being made into a scapegoat?