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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My Townhall.Com Column and A Pickup in PolitickerMD

I guess I hadn't shared with many of you, but a little over a month ago, I was asked to start writing a column on . That link can be found here:

I've gotten some great feedback for my most recent column, on the Supreme Court's decision in Heller. Some of the comments:

Langer makes the very cogent point that the 9th and 10th Amendments are the key to understanding the rest of the Bill of Rights. They state that certain rights might still exist that aren’t specifically stated in the Constitution and that all powers not assigned to the central government are retained by the people or the states. That is why you and I have the right to privacy, although it is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution.

From Bill Frist's Blog:

Andrew Langer has an article in Townhall called “The Supreme Court – Reaffirming the Founders’ Brilliance.” It is an interesting analysis of what the Founding Fathers intended, that is that the Constitution is a document which limits powers and doesn’t confer rights.

I had moment of clarity today when reading a Townhall article by Andrew Langer. I have known the importance of the President's power to appoint Supreme Court Justices but I just didn't understand the breadth and the depth of how important it is until today...
The well written Andrew Langer article is below.


On the McCain front, I got this pickup in PolitickerMD:

Langer to coordinate McCain’s Eastern Shore efforts

The John McCain 2008 presidential campaign will be adding Andrew Langer to its list of volunteer staff. Langer will be coordinating Maryland's eastern shore efforts, though the campaign has not given him an official title as of yet.

Langer is the former president of the Institute for Liberty and worked for the National Federation of Independent Business. He worked on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign during the Republican primary and wrote Giuliani's small business policy.

In an interview with, Langer, who hasn't begun working with the campaign, said that "talking about Senator McCain's story" would play a key role in selling McCain to voters in a state that widely trends Democrat. He also expressed the importance of deciphering "what change means to Barack Obama and what change means to Senator McCain."

Langer explained that part of his job will involve getting Republican Party leaders together to "strengthen and grow the apparatus," and "making the equation" between Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Baltimore) and Obama. Langer explained that comparing "O'Malley's tax hikes" with Obama's policies would play a key role in the get-out-the-vote effort.

State GOP Executive Director Justin Ready told that he supported the McCain campaign's decision to bring Langer on board. In a state that many observers call inevitably blue, Ready said Langer "can really appeal to a wide swath of Marylanders."


Thanks, Justin!

I left a comment regarding the fact that the IFL gig is my current one. And on that subject - IFL's new website is up! Check it out here!

- Andrew Langer


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in your new McCain role. Just be "careful" of his friends at ViaGlobal Group.

July 05, 2008 4:55 PM

Blogger The leftist southpaw said...

out of curiosity, how did the Eastern Shore vote in 2004 and 2000?

August 24, 2008 7:26 PM

Blogger Andrew Langer said...


Bush over Gore 55%-45%


Bush over Kerry 61%-39%

These are Eastern Shore totals, not 1st CD totals.

August 24, 2008 10:31 PM


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