Mitt Romney's Maryland chairman, former Republican governor Bob Ehrlich, just appeared on local television to boost his presidential candidate. But, in fact, he might have done the opposite. He was asked by the host, "Is there a scenario in your head where President Obama doesn't win Maryland?"
"That's a tough one," Ehrlich said nervously laughing. "You had to ask me that, didn't you? Obviously it's going be a pretty safe state for the president."
The former Maryland governor tried then to explain that, in fact, elections come down to only a few states. "But bottom line, if you look at 42 states, today, you and I could go down to that map and say, you know, 42 states we pretty much know who the winner is going to be," Ehrlich "It comes down to the same 7 or 8 states every time."
Ehrlich was governor from 2003 to 2007. He lost elections to Democrat Martin O'Malley in 2006 and 2010.
Interestingly, Ehrlich was asked the question just after he made the case that Romney was the most electable candidate in the Republican presidential field. "Nobody dislikes Mitt Romney and by the way, with regard to electability . . . people see him as the most electable," Ehrlich said.