Analysis: Convention Week Sparks Inevitable Talk of 2022

​In this scariest of years and strangest of elections, the pandemic’s full-force impact on the 2022 campaign in Maryland — yes, the 2022 campaign — became painfully apparent this week as Democrats held their national convention virtually.

The nightly show was well produced and surprisingly tight — a better TV-watching experience than a normal convention. And Maryland Democrats gamely proceeded with a reasonable live-streamed facsimile of what their daily delegation breakfasts would look like.

But missing, of course, was the in-person jockeying and schmoozing that takes place during a normal convention week. And that illustrated just how disrupted the 2022 election cycle in Maryland has become.