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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 12:30 PM

Martin O'Malley blasts DNC over 'huge mistake' on debates.

Former Maryland Gov. and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley blasted his party’s national committee for a limited debate schedule that will include only one debate in New Hampshire before the primary.

“We are making a huge mistake,” O’Malley said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show. “If we tell the people of New Hampshire we have become such an impoverished party that we can only afford one debate before the New Hampshire primary, what the hell kind of Democratic party is this?”

The DNC sanctioned six primary debates. The first will take place Oct. 13 in Nevada and the lone Granite State debate is set for Dec. 19 in Manchester. The Republicans have a dozen debates scheduled, including one in New Hampshire in February. Their first debate took place last Thursday in Ohio and drew 24 million viewers on television and the GOP has two more contests scheduled before the first Democratic debate on the docket.

“I think having more debates would force the candidates to take positions in issues,” O’Malley said, noting that front-runner Hillary Clinton has not taken a firm stance on Wall Street reform. “This is how you evaluate candidates and see how they think on their feet, interact with each other, and answer the tough questions.” . .

“Debates are a time-honored way in which citizens are able to see candidates on state in a competitive and sometimes pressing and adversarial relationship with one another,” he said. “I think we can all agree the people of New Hampshire deserve more than one debate.”

https://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/herald_bulldog/2015/08/martin_omalley_blasts_dnc_over_huge_mistake_on

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Reply Martin O'Malley blasts DNC over 'huge mistake' on debates. (Original post)
elleng Aug 2015 OP
rocktivity Aug 2015 #1
JustAnotherGen Aug 2015 #2
CrispyQ Aug 2015 #3
elleng Aug 2015 #4
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2015 #5
elleng Aug 2015 #6
Koinos Aug 2015 #7
elleng Aug 2015 #8

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 12:39 PM

1. He also should have pointed out that the head of the DNC

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was one of the chairpersons of Hillary's previous presidential run -- conflict of interest at best, stealth boosterism at worst.


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 12:45 PM

2. He's bang on with this

And I hope he doesn't relent. I have 'too much' time to make a decision -

The folks in NH don't have enough time at all.

And my options next June are entirely dependent on what happens at the beginning.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:15 PM

3. Good for O'Malley. I'm sending DWS my comments.

This is the only page of the DNC I ever go to:

http://my.democrats.org/page/s/contact-the-democrats



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:35 PM

4. GOOD WORK, CrispyQ.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 02:02 PM

5. Why is the DNC and Hillary so worried to have a few more debates???

 

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 02:11 PM

6. They're 'smart' enough to recognize

that allowing the public to get a GOOD look at Martin O'Malley will likely cause hrc significantly. He's everything she purports to be PLUS experience and trustworthiness, MINUS the wall street/corporate attachments.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:38 PM

7. They want O'Malley's views and accomplishments to be completely ignored.

I think his resume frightens them, actually.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 04:06 PM

8. I agree that it frightens them,

he's a complete Democrat with LOTS of executive experience, and hammers on issue(s) hrc can't face firmly.

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