Democrats in a Daze — Again: The Election’s Implications for Maryland in 2018

A critical election has just ended, and Democrats are walking around in a daze.

The pre-Election Day polls were close, but Democrats were confident they were going to win. In fact, they couldn’t really imagine losing.

They had demographics and recent electoral history on their side. And Republicans had nominated a glib, rich businessman with no governing experience and a simplistic, digestible agenda that did not seem to match the needs of our modern times or the increasingly polyglot population.