Elkridge Resident Posts from the Republican National Convention

O.P. Ditch says this is his third time attending a Republican National Convention.

Elkridge resident O.P. Ditch is in Tampa, FL, this week as an at-large alternate at the Republican National Convention.

The retired Air Force colonel has been posting updates from the Sunshine State on Twitter, including the following exchange with congressional hopeful Frank Mirabile, who is running for a seat in District 7, which includes parts of Howard County:

hello frm Tampa to next Cong frm MD7 Go Frank #mdgop #md7

@OPDitch hello to the hardest working HoCo GOP American Patriot

Ditch, who posted on Twitter that this is his third time attending a Republican National Convention, is an "at-large" delegate, meaning he is one of ten delegates selected by the Maryland Republican Party to vote on its candidate for the 2012 Presidential election.

Since moving to Maryland from Virginia in 2010, Ditch is still making the adjustment to living in a Democrat-dominated state, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"My enthusiasm for Maryland politics has been building slowly," Ditch told The Baltimore Sun.

Ditch is an active member of the Ellicott City Veterans of Foreign Wars post and vice president of the Howard County Republican Club.

He has testified as an individual before the Howard County Council on issues like  and  on Ellicott City's Main Street.

This article was corrected at 4:25 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, to indicate the protest on Main Street was regarding a health care mandate rather than birth control itself. Patch regrets the error.

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NoPower August 30, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Typical repug. Not only do I have a working brain I use it unlike you. Don't card you work. Women should be allowed to rake whatever prescriptions they desire. If men can usd and take Viagra to get it started then what's good for the goose should be good for the gander. I don't know how old you are but watch out for your altar boy's and his flip-flopping puppeteer because you might be without Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security If these two clowns get elected (unless the bishop changes his mind again because he was for pro choice before and now HD isn't) Read H.R. 3 co authored by akin and ryan. We are going back to the Middlesbrough ages sheen it comes to women!
JaySmith August 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Hey NoBrainPower: Your 9:41am posting yesterday is rambling, still doesn't 'get it' that I'm fully FOR women's right to choose (abortion or not), buy whatever birth-control desired. You just don't get it. Should health-insurance policies offered by employers be FORCED to offer Viagra for men? That's insane, but I guess you believe 'yes'. And no, Romney and Ryan will NOT try to take away the FICA system. You're not real good with details, are you? . I can't believe I'm emailing you. Adios.
JaySmith August 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Follow-Up on RNC last night: Clint's speech was great 'theater', 'talking to' Obama and asking him about specific broken promises. Rubio's speech was better. And Mitt's speech was best, summing it up with "It's Time to Turn the Page". Boy, is it EVER ! Barry, you'll be going back to Chicago soon. Go ahead and try to "Organize the Community" again, and please try to do SOMETHING right. You even messed that up first time around. And DON'T try to become next mayor of Chicago.....that's beyond your capabilities.
Elizabeth Janney August 31, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Hi Jay, Thanks for the comment. We've corrected the article. -EFJ
Christopher George Dick September 03, 2012 at 02:51 PM


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