It looks like there may be an actual new face in the 2016 presidential race. Â As foretold by the gossip mongers and insiders for weeks, Martin O’Malley is more than likely running for president, and seeks to take on Hillary Clinton directly for the Democratic Nomination.
Citing being not from one of the two main political “royal” families of the United States – okay he’s neither a Clinton or Bush – the former Maryland governor made it clear that he is putting himself out there as a fresh face in 2016.
â€œI think that our country always benefits from new leadership and new perspectives,â€ he said. â€œLetâ€™s be honest here, the presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust.â€
If the man wasn’t a raging liberal, that might sound pretty good.
Sunday morning, Mr. O’Malley appeared on ABC This Week with George Stephanopolis and introduced himself to the Democratic faithful. Â Again.
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O’Malley brings up a good point, Hillary has not made it clear where she stands on any issues other than a wiped out email server. Â His record as governor in Maryland was not endorsed by the voters of that state, as a Republican defeated O’Malley’s hier apparent, but at least the man does have a record to reference.
Rumor had it that O’Malley was being prepped in the wings to take the Democratic nomination helm when Hillary eventually implodes. Â The work is fairly obvious in the interview with Georgie for all the stiffness. Â His talking points are quite well put together, well, until he got to climate change and chastising Senators who told a foreign leader to read up on American constitutional law.
Martin O’Malley might not be the most compelling person in the Democratic wings, but he’s got a better shot than Elizabeth Warren, and the party knows they are in trouble with Hillary as the candidate of choice. Â Look for O’Malley to make waves.