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Down the Stretch They Came

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It was a day to watch a charioteer control his steed taking the turn for the homestretch. It was the only chariot heading to the finish line, for the opposing participants had boycotted the race, i.e. The Republican contingent.

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It is Saturday, the meteorologists had given their predictions for the weather, rain all day. But the charioteer was not discouraged, he called on his horses to brave the weather, he shouted out the rewards, and they responded.

The charioteer is congressman Elijah Cummings, urging his supporters to come to the Baltimore Convention Center, to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, aka Obama Care. The young and the old came to beat the March 31, 2014 deadline.

The “youth” in particular were “stepping up” “high fiving” with others and taking pictures with the congressman.

Many volunteers, and green clothed helpers were providing guidance to the applicants, as they raced to the finish line. Then word came, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, was on the way, that sent the assembly into a tail spin. The prize for this race was big, and Martin with ambitions for 2016, wanted to be part of the prize patrol.

Congressman, charioteer, Elijah Cummings, was doing the happy dance (Pharrell Williams); his goal was in sight, with a look that said, “I can do a little shuffle, know what I’m sayin’ “(pain commercial ad in Baltimore).The pain was about to see the gain. (See video).


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