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November 8, 2012

Itís Over, Thank Goodness! Now What?

Zachary Peters

So, the close and controversial election that has been dominating our televisions, Facebook pages, and emails for months is finally over. Now what?


Well, first, you can go back to watching Law & Order or Sunday football without being subject to pervasive advertisements about voting for someone, or picking a certain answer on the assortment of ballot questions we had.


You can also return to posting things on Facebook about how great your kids are, how you had a terrible day, or that you can’t wait for the weekend, all while having the luxury of not having to see how everyone on your Newsfeed is going to vote this year.


If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to sit down and enjoy an uninterrupted meal with no phone calls, doorknockers, or any of the sorts.


But don’t get too comfortable, or used to the peace and tranquility. We might have one important election behind us, but there are many more to come. Did you forget about the upcoming gubernatorial election in just two short years when Gov. Martin O’Malley’s seat is up for grabs?


I say two “short” years only half kiddingly. Despite this past election and candidates, we’ve also seen a few candidates emerge for future offices.


For governor, we’ve seen Harford County Executive David Craig announce his intent to run for the Republican nod. Also, our very own Frederick County Commissioner President Blaine Young announced his intent and exploratory efforts, while also having impressive supporter turnouts at the annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake and Maryland GOP Oktoberfest.


The Democrats will surely put up one of their “top-dogs” for the nomination. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Comptroller Peter Franchot, or Attorney General Doug Gansler, are all likely possibilities.


And don’t forget about the City of Frederick elections next fall.


But even sooner, I know we’re all looking forward to next year’s legislative session in Annapolis, where taxpayers will walk away with more bogus taxes, fees, fines, regulations, and laws, all courtesy of our liberal super majority of legislators who control Annapolis and attempt to control our wallets.


While we have time on our side, it’s important that you – if you are sick and tired of the “leadership” in Annapolis – come together and begin to work hard for a change. So many conservatives and independents throughout our state believe that we are a “lost cause” and the Democrats will just win at the end of the day; it doesn’t have to be that way. If Democrats had the same mentality and didn’t vote or remain active, they would easily lose.


I haven’t given up on my state, and I don’t plan on doing so. I believe we can change the political climate in Annapolis – one position at a time – to bring a more fair and “purple” tint to the Old Line State rather than the dark blue.


So, when does the election season end? Trick question! It never does!!!!!


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