- Maryland has weathered the recession better than most states.
- Maryland's job situation is better than in most states.
- The Maryland General Assembly just concluded a very non-contentious session.
- O'Malley submitted a shrunken and balanced budget without any tax increases and a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed Marylanders.
2010 is still shaping up to be a very strong year for Republicans and Ehrlich is clearly riding that building wave. He just needs to hope that wave crests in early November and not in late summer.