Heather #Mizeur is not perfect, but has more courage than her opponents

If I were living in Maryland, I would lean toward voting for Heather Mizeur for Maryland governor. Yes, I know she’s a “progressive”, but Maryland and national politics need a change in direction. She comes off as honest and out front, unlike her two Democratic primary opponents, Doug Gansler and Anthony Brown.

Sure, voting for Brown is a vote for history, but history is created when you look backwards, and “African” Americans have been looking backwards since 1865 and need to reset their election mentality. “African” Americans have an opportunity to vote forward; to send a message to Maryland and the country that we need to focus on alternative policies that can increase our resources, our capital, our “commonwealth.”

Given that one-third of Democratic voters in Maryland are black, the “African” American electorate is in a position to repent from making the same mistake made in 2008 and 2012 by voting for a real progressive versus the fake one currently sitting in the Oval Office.

In my opinion, state governments have at best a decreasing degree of validity. They continue to serve the purpose inherited from colonial times when the colonial government’s main role was to transfer more wealth from the land and the people to the monarch. Today’s states do the same thing, only this time the monarch is the federal government. Given Mizeur’s progressive stances, I don’t see her as re-engineering the relationship between Maryland cities and state government any time soon, but given that she appears to think further outside the box than any of her opponents, I have greater expectations of her to promote change relative to her opponents.

Besides, any openly gay, white, Catholic woman willing to step out there and run has demonstrated she has more intestinal fortitude than the typical “boom-rah-rah, I played football, and married the cheerleader” A-type personality white boys and Obama wannabees we have running today.

…. that is all …

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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