The latest vote totals in Baltimore County now have Governor O'Malley achieving what many people - myself included - thought impossible: Winning Bob Ehrlich's home county by a sizable margin.
As the Baltimore Sun reports, the counting of provisional and absentee ballots has given O'Malley a 1,300 vote lead, with only about 100 absentee ballots remaining to be counted.
Team Ehrlich had sprinked the county with its signature blue and white signs during the campaign. This sign strategy had been a hallmark of Team Ehrlich's strategy going back to his legislative races. It is perhaps the most poignant example of how the campaign recycled old campaign tactics when it should have went in search of new ones.