If numbers of volunteers and the enthusiasm of those volunteers are a measure of a candidate’s future success, then Jack Markell is going to do very well in in MOT-land.

Tonight our local “Jack Pack” was formed and it was not your standard meeting of a handful of cynical and leathery campaign junkies. Most of the folks in attendance were taking part in their first political campaign. That tells me something. While Carney might have the political insiders signed up, Markell is focused on increasing the number of first time primary voters and is starting by getting first time volunteers signed up.

If what happened tonight in my neck of the woods is being repeated around the state, Markell is the next Governor.