For the last decade and a half, David R. Blumberg has been one of Baltimore's foremost champions of lost causes.
Next month, two weeks after the election, Blumberg is stepping down after 16 years as head of the city's Republican Party.
That's 16 years without a Republican elected to the City Council. Sixteen years without a Republican elected to the General Assembly. Sixteen years without a Republican elected sheriff, court clerk or register of wills.
The lack of GOP success in an overwhelmingly Democratic city is nothing new -- no Republican has been elected in Baltimore since Theodore R. McKeldin won the mayoralty in 1963 -- and is not likely to change on Nov. 3. Of 31...