Today, I had the opportunity to put into practice William F. Buckley’s much discussed rule which calls upon conservatives to vote for “rightwardmost viable candidate.” In the Maryland Republican gubernatorial primary, that candidate was former governor Bob Ehrlich, who is neck-and-neck in the polls with incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley.
There was what looked like a more conservative option — Brian Murphy, who had Sarah Palin’s endorsement. But Murphy is an unknown with no virtually no apparent chance of defeating O’Malley. Nor did voting for Ehrlich require any nose-holding. Unlike Mike Castle, Ehrlich is decidedly right of center
Ehrlich has defeated Murphy by a margin (as it stands now) of 76-24.
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