Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: Next contestant.

Ben Cardin 1 051712 April 27, 2012 First of all, and perhaps most importantly, this piece has nothing to do with politics per se. I’m a registered Independent with a history of voting for candidates of both party affiliations. What this column is about is how I’m deciding for whom I’ll vote in November. In Maryland, single term incumbent […] Continue reading →

Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: What difference does it make?

Ben Cardin and President Obama Campaigning 1 051612 Saturday, April 28, 2012 Hi. Yesterday I posted an article (Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: “Next Contestant”) which generated surprisingly strong traffic. My point was that, while Ben Cardin (Democrat), the one-term incumbent U.S. Senator running for reelection in Maryland, was more or less competent, he had failed to make any significant difference toward resolving […] Continue reading →

Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: Ben’s Priority Legislation.

Bens Priority Legislation 051712 001 Medium Friday, May 4, 2012 Hi. In four previous articles, the ones with titles beginning with “Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino,” I’ve been making the point that Maryland’s incumbent U.S. Senator, Ben Cardin, who is running against political newcomer Dan Bongino, has failed to perform at a level that warrants his reelection. While Senator Cardin is […] Continue reading →

Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: Rubber stamp.

Ben Cardin Google 2 051612 Saturday, May 5, 2012 This is the sixth article I’ve written recently about the race between Maryland’s first-term U.S. Senator Ben Cardin who is running for reelection against Republic newcomer Dan Bongino. If you’re interested, all the articles in this series begin like this one, with “Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino.” It’s hard sometimes, when […] Continue reading →

Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: Senator Cardin’s Brain.

Ben Cardin Google 3 051612 Monday, May 7, 2012 In the past couple of weeks, I’ve written six articles having to do with the race between the one-term U.S. Senator from Maryland, Democrat Ben Cardin, and his challenger, newcomer Republican Dan Bongino. Both candidates are good, smart, competent, reasonable men. All things equal, making a decision between the two of […] Continue reading →

The New Politics of “I blame me.”

You want to get reelected 051712 003 600 x 390 Friday, November 25, 2011 I have an expression. It’s my expression. I made it up. I’m going to tell you the expression. You can think about it, but if you use it, you owe me a royalty. “Screw you, buddy!” ..Hey! I heard that! I was just kidding about the royalty – unless you were […] Continue reading →