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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 02:47 PM

What People Are Saying About Martin O’Malley’s Speech at the Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson

“Breakout Moment” … “Strong Speech”... “Strong Applause” … “Sharp speech” … “Healthy Showing of Martin O’Malley Supporters”



DNC Member Robert Zimmerman: “He had a strong message, without question.”



Former IDP Executive Director Norm Sterzenbach: “O'Malley's doing everything right in the state. He's running a very classic campaign. He's got a good number of organizers out all throughout the state. He's got well seasoned operatives that know what they're doing and know how to win a caucus campaign. I think that on caucus night he will do better than the … Des Moines Register poll.”

Washington Post: “O’Malley delivered a sharp speech casting himself as a candidate of ‘actions, not words.’ He noted his 15 years in executive office in which he raised the minimum wage, froze college tuition and improved the quality of his state’s schools.”

ABC News: “The only candidate to mention the other Democrats by name was O'Malley, who asked Clinton and Sanders to stand with him on cracking down on gun manufacturers.”

WBAL: “There was a healthy showing of Martin O’Malley supporters in the crowd”

The Guardian: “Martin O’Malley ... gave a strong speech too … he drew strong applause at times, particularly when he went after the National Rifle Association as ‘craven and morally bankrupt.’ However, the ultimate testament to his speech came when a group of Sanders supporters briefly chanted ‘Sanders-O’Malley’. His is not a run for the vice-presidency, but it was a telling moment.”

WBOC: “He used this moment to discuss what he has done in Maryland that make him a better candidate than the other two now … Actions, not words was O’Malley’s battle cry for the evening there in iowa.”

CBS News: “Martin O'Malley also capitalized on Iowa issues in his address to the crowd. He, too, tapped into the uniform displeasure with Governor Branstad in the room, and he also mentioned the closing of Maytag in Newton, Iowa -- blaming it on failed trade policies.”

KCRG: “O'Malley spoke at the dinner and defended his experience getting things done within government.”

Jeff Zeleny: “Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said it was time for a new generation to lead.”

Judy Reardon ‏@JudyReardon: Agree. I thought it was a breakout moment for O'Malley #fitn

Sandy Phillips @MamaRedfield: At JJ Dinner last night both O'Malley & HRC talked #gunsense! Bernie? NOT ONE WORD!#WakeUpAmerica he's NOT for gun reform. @MartinOMalley

Gordon Hanson ‏@GordonRHanson: @MartinOMalley Incredible and inspiring speech at last night's #IDPJJ dinner. Voters should take note.

Christian Ucles @daakardior: Touching moment @MartinOMalley talked about amazing @Keniaacc O'M understands immigrant struggle. #IDPJJ #JJdinner

Denise Busch @D_Busch3: Lovin OMalley's record! He isn't just talk. Thinking I'll jump from the Bern. Besides I could stare at him for 8 yrs..@MartinOMalley #IDPJJ

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elleng Oct 2015 OP
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 02:51 PM

1. It was a strong speech

and very well done. He says what he thinks and does not mince words. That is important and I am happy to say I really enjoyed listening to him. I hope he is in this till the end.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 07:01 PM

2. I believe it is good for the primary process for him to press on.

He is tireless and determined, and he pretty much ignores polls.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 07:08 PM

3. It is good for ALL of us.

Good candidates are a pleasure to listen to and you just never know when you will hear something different that can move a country.

I like listening to him.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 06:39 AM

4. I agree.

Democracy requires lively give and take of many ideas from many perspectives.

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