Now, before you start to think that last November's gubernatorial race had anything to do with Larry Hogan's political savvies, let me point you to an article the New York Times ran a few days after Mr. Hogan's victory. In short, the Times article pointed out that Mr. Hogan only slightly out-performed Robert Ehrich's 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns. That fact suggests that Mr. Hogan did not do anything extraordinary to win. Meanwhile, Anthony Brown's campaign was historically bad even though Maryland voters had an opportunity to make history by electing the first African-American Maryland governor. This was shocking because we all know how much progressives enjoy making history.