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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 04:49 PM

O’Malley: Ted Cruz is more ‘outrageous, unqualified,’ than Donald Trump.

The three Democratic presidential candidates made their case here Wednesday night in an early state that may prove critical in securing the nomination. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley delivered speeches at the “Battle Born Battleground” caucus dinner, hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party and Sen. Harry Reid.

In some of the strongest statements of the night, O’Malley, who spoke second, dedicated a significant portion of his speech to knocking Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “I’d like to say that Donald Trump is the most outrageous and unqualified person ever to run for president. But really, that’s not fair to Ted Cruz,” said the former governor of Maryland, who is currently struggling with single digits in polls.

'The comments were O’Malley’s harshest criticism of Cruz to date, and he went on to call the Republican out for his positions on gun control. “Cruz actually says that the answer to gun violence is more guns,” he said. “Senator, the answer to cancer is not more cancer, the answer to poverty is not more poverty, and the answer to gun violence isn’t more guns.”

Wednesday’s dinner at the MGM was one of the largest Democratic get-togethers before the state’s caucuses are held on Feb. 20. Reid, who introduced the candidates, spent most of his remarks praising President Barack Obama and the Democratic candidates “who embody progressive values.” Reid, who has yet to endorse anyone, called Clinton a “friend to the state of Nevada for decades.”

The former secretary of state is leading in early Nevada polls, but Sanders has deployed a formidable ground game in the state in recent months.

Throughout the night, Sanders supporters used ear-splitting vuvuzelas and air horns to compete with Clinton’s hundreds of screaming fans. As in cattle calls past, Clinton devotees waved bright blue light sticks and appeared to be the most coordinated bunch in the room. O’Malley did not appear to have a dedicated section.

Clinton, who spoke first, started out by commending her Democratic opponents. “They have a lot of good ideas and we share a lot of the same values. And the differences between us pale compared to what we see on the other side,” Clinton said.'>>>


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Reply O’Malley: Ted Cruz is more ‘outrageous, unqualified,’ than Donald Trump. (Original post)
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hedda_foil Jan 2016 #1

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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 05:04 PM

1. He may be more potentially dangerous to democracy than Trump, but he's substantially more qualified.

He's a separatist Theocrat who believes he is the chosen leader of a fascist theocracy of America. He's a Harvard Law grad and U.S. Senator, so unless they can get him on the birther charge, He's as qualified as any of them and more so than most.

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