Most of the roughly 200 questions and comments went unanswered – though the campaign posted a message encouraging supporters to re-ask unanswered queries via email. At least one participant objected, asking for responses posted in place where “we can see them all together.”
Questions tended to fall in four broad categories: Serious policy inquiries, messages of support, questions about Ehrlich’s personal life and requests for yard signs.
Several wanted to know Ehrlich’s position on the new Arizona law that enables local police to ask for identification from potential illegal immigrants and whether he would support a similar law here. In responding Ehrlich described the Arizona measure, but didn’t say if Maryland should enact the measure.
He hinted at a new policy proposal on incentives to bring more movie industry related work to the state, railed against the sales tax and talked about his plans to support small businesses. Left unanswered was a question about whether he still plays basketball. But Ehrlich gave out a campaign email address for those who want those yard signs.