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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

Martin O'Malley... thoughts?

I think I love this guy... but I am sure some of you know a few things I don't know. Tell me what you think of him, and please educate me on the things I don't know.

Lame thread I know... just desperate for more knowledge besides the usual Wikipedia and Google searches.

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Reply Martin O'Malley... thoughts? (Original post)
Agschmid Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
Agschmid Dec 2012 #3
CherokeeDem Dec 2012 #2
Agschmid Dec 2012 #5
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #4
elleng Dec 2012 #6
CTyankee Dec 2012 #13
monmouth3 Dec 2012 #7
Agschmid Dec 2012 #11
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #8
Chan790 Dec 2012 #10
Agschmid Dec 2012 #12
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #9
No Vested Interest Dec 2012 #14
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #15
Jennicut Dec 2012 #16
Whisp Dec 2012 #17
MajPayne2 Dec 2012 #18
MajPayne2 Dec 2012 #19
Agschmid Dec 2012 #20
MajPayne2 Dec 2012 #21
brooklynite Dec 2012 #22
Hippo_Tron Dec 2012 #23
craigmatic Dec 2012 #29
healthnut7 Dec 2012 #24
healthnut7 Dec 2012 #25
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #26
Agschmid Dec 2012 #27
craigmatic Dec 2012 #28

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:15 PM

1. do his actions match his words? these days, that's the most imp0rtant thing nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Seems so... everyone has "things"

His issues and controversies are pretty weak to me at least. I feel like he is going to go places and I am deciding if I am into that (he was on Chris Matthews today).

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:18 PM

2. I'm right there with you....

So far everything I have seen of him, I really like. I would love to know more about him as well...so hopefully some MD DU'ers will enlighten us.

I'm hoping he runs in 2016, if Hillary doesn't.

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:20 PM

5. So far me too. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

4. I sense he is too beholden to the Maryland Democratic regime

Just look at the congressional redistricting, for example.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:22 PM

6. Good governor, good guy.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:57 PM

13. I'll take it from you, ellen!

howya doin'?

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:34 PM

7. A hunk with both musical and political talent...n/r

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:51 PM

11. Okay but right...?

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:35 PM

8. As a Virginian, I would purely LOVE to swap Governors with Maryland.

And I'll throw in our crazy-assed wingnut Attorney General for free!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:40 PM

10. We don't want Cooch unless we're allowed to erect a trebuchet...

and fling him into the Chesapeake Bay over and over again. We'll charge admission and use the revenues for education spending.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:52 PM

12. I'd pay for to see that. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:38 PM

9. He gets things done--excellent Governor.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:08 PM

14. I like his style -

but then I only know what I see on national TV.

He seems upbeat and youthful, well-spoken, good tone.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:08 PM

15. He's my governor and I'm so proud of him. Besides standing up to these ReThugs any change he gets,

he's a very handsome man and a talented musician.

Speaking of VA's governor, there are several YouTube segments between O'Malley and McDonnell where O'Malley takes it him so hard that McDonnell actually squirms in his chair.

O'Malley is awesome!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:44 PM

16. He can sing my favorite Johnny Cash song pretty well.




I take that as a strong positive.

Seems like a good Gov, good guy. Still fairly young at 49.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:07 PM

17. I don't know him that well but he seems a bit lacklustre to me

but

I used to think that about Mr. President back in the early primaries.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

19. He is a good guy...talked to me for about 20 minutes..see below

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Response to MajPayne2 (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:43 PM

20. Thanks for the message but...

more importantly thank-you for your service!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:45 PM

21. No thanks required, I volunteered

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:48 PM

22. Can an Eastern Liberal get elected President?

A serious question to be asked.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:14 PM

23. 2012 clearly demonstrated that the answer is yes

Obama was re-elected President while doing worse than Dukakis in much if not all of the cultural south. Yes he won Florida (by a tiny tiny margin) and Virginia, but that was due to voters in south Florida and northern VA respectively, neither of which are culturally southern places.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

29. Yup and without the south.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

24. Another song

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:26 PM

25. The guy can sing

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Response to healthnut7 (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:36 PM

26. Cool song, hit home.

He went to Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:44 PM

27. Okay well it's official the guy can sing. I hope he runs for some bigger things...

Not not just because of his singing voice but if DU finds it hard to find a negative I'd say he's a winner!

Also... and probably not so thinly veiled as I'd like... swoon

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:24 PM

28. He seems presidential- assertive, likeable, and smart.

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