Thursday, June 19, 2014

Read the Tea Leaves: Anthony Brown will be Maryland's next Governor

Read the tea leaves: Anthony Brown will be Maryland’s next Governor


Anthony Brown is the candidate to beat in both the Democrat primary and the general election. Presently he is the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Those running against him in his own party have failed to tarnish his reputation, though they have tried. Of the five other candidates opposing him in the primary, Douglas Gansler and Heather Mizeur have been the two most vocal against him. This journalist’s views on Gansler are clearly noted in an article written earlier this month and attached as a link below. Gansler’s own actions and verbalizations have denied him the ability to out distance his major competitor in this race. Helen MIzeur has yet to make a dent in Brown’s armor. She has many concrete proposals which the future governor should consider. Brown is being held in contempt by both sides of the aisle for mismanaging the implementation of the health exchanges. This absurdity has played itself out without affecting Brown’s ability to garner major support throughout Maryland. Union after union have lined up to back the Lieutenant Governor in his quest for higher office. Maryland’s most prominent politicians have also cast their support his way. Anthony Brown’s  strong intellectual reservoir and expansive leadership abilities are a hard combination for his opponents to surpass. With thirty years in the military reserves and a tour of duty in Iraq his dedication to this country’s safety and security is without question. Gansler’s harsh rhetoric on the campaign trail, directed at Brown, was nothing more than a series of personal attacks. As the present Attorney General of Maryland his indignant behavior did not go unnoticed. His weak support amongst the Maryland electorate may be reflective of his missteps during the campaign. One must see the reality of structured politics in Maryland.  As a deeply blue state Republicans have a very tortuous road to follow when attempting to attain higher office. The array of conservative candidates pursuing the governorship is quite impressive. Yet none of them have displayed an ability to garner support on the level Anthony Brown has accrued. With little reservation I can predict he will be Maryland’s next governor.



Mark Davis MD, President of Healthnets Review Services. Advisor to media, government and institutions on health care issues. Dr. Davis is author of Demons of Democracy and his newest book is, Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.

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