With Donald Trump in the White House, Del. Aruna Miller said the same kind of frustration she felt after the 2000 election is growing in Montgomery County’s large Indian American community. Although it’s a demographic that typically lags in political engagement, Miller says these constituents are expressing more desire to get involved.
There is a clear gap in ideology between the state’s blue urban center and its red outskirts, as shown by the Trump signs on the Eastern Shore. A major reason is economics, said Stella Rouse, the director of the University of Maryland’s Center for American Politics and Citizenship.
Some of my friends . . . and at least one daughter . . . find my opinion and passion for Donald Trump a bit hard to comprehend, writes Delegate Trent Kittleman. The election of Donald Trump may very well be the last, best hope of preserving this country as the constitutional republic our founders created.
In Thursday’s CNN Republican debate, the major suspense appeared to be as follows: whether the Republicans were going to opt for Ted Cruz and deny the nomination to the holder of a plurality of delegates, Donald Trump, risking losing his supporters and/or his running as an independent, writes Rick Vatz in MarylandReporter.com
What a difference a new debate panel of questioners makes, writes Rick Vatz. Tuesday night’s debate was everything the now infamous CNBC was not: it was well moderated; it comprised critical issues; and there were not the conflicting dramas of tension among the candidates and tension with the moderators. And repeatedly, clear policy recommendations and clashes were articulately, if not eloquently, argued.