The fairer criticism of Mr. Brown's campaign is to say his slogan is something along the lines of, "Vote for me, I'm Martin O'Malley's lieutenant governor, and every politician in the state has endorsed me." Indeed, Mr. Gansler hit closer to the mark with the second half of his thought — to be the first African American governor is "a laudable goal, but you need a second sentence: 'Because here's what I've done, and here's why I've done it.'" In the early stages of the contest, Mr. Brown has appeared more intent on convincing voters that he will be the next governor than on offering any hints about what he would do if he wins. This imperial air to his campaign carried through to its reaction to Mr. Gansler's remarks. Mr. Brown issued a statement to The Post that did not address Mr. Gansler's comments at all; instead the campaign trotted out his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, to be outraged on his behalf.