Both Mr. George and Mr. Lollar have brought energy and ideas to this race, and we wish to acknowledge their contributions. Mr. George has experience in how to work within the constraints of a Democratic legislature, and his campaign platform combines a small businessman's sensibility with a real caring for the less fortunate and a focus on revitalizing Baltimore that is welcome from a Republican candidate — too often, members of his party have seen advantage in running against Baltimore rather than for it. Mr. Lollar's passion and dynamism give him cross-party appeal, and his time as a Marine and business executive have provided him with leadership and problem-solving skills. However, Mr. George has not so far shown an ability to mount the kind of campaign that would be needed to be competitive state-wide with what is likely to be a very well funded Democratic opponent. And Mr. Lollar, we fear, would quickly discover that his experience had not prepared him for getting things done in a political context, much less one in which the other party can stymie his every move.