TAMPA, FLA. – Despite Tropical Storm Isaac causing the cancellation of many of the day’s events at the Republican National Convention, Maryland delegates echoed their party’s message at breakfast Monday morning: “We can do better.”
Over eggs and bacon, the delegates listened to one of their own, State Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin, criticize the policies of both President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley.
“Our state is Obama’s ideas on steroids,” Pipkin said. “We have a governor to the left of Obama, high taxes, no job growth and one of the worst job loss numbers in the country.
“The Democratic monopoly is being challenged, and we have to say no to them,” he continued. “They can’t fight better ideas.”
The breakfast also included a speech from Maryland nuclear energy lobbyist Donald Hoffman. Hoffman criticized Obama’s energy policy and spoke in support of Mitt Romney, who included nuclear energy in his “Believe in America” jobs and economic growth plan.