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Mon May 2, 2016, 07:08 PM

Despite coming up short in presidential run, Martin O’Malley optimistic about future.

'Despite hoping his campaign would have resulted in a greater impact on issues being debated, O’Malley’s early exit from the race limited his ability to affect the discourse. He said he strongly believes, however, that he still focused the conversation on substance and avoided the superficial. He also said he respects Sanders and Clinton for how they ran their campaigns, contrasting starkly with those of Republican candidates.

“Our debates were healthier than the Republican party’s debates, which seem to be colored by desire to scapegoat and to blame,” he said. “It is a disservice to the electorate to run a campaign rooted in personal insults and trivial banter while failing to address substantive issues and provide credible plans that will ultimately benefit American families.”

O’Malley saved some of his harshest words for business mogul and Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

“I never dreamed that I would feel compelled to call another person running for the United States presidency a fascist, but his explicit words and half-baked positions earn him that label,” O’Malley said. “When Donald Trump says things like we should maintain a registry of individuals because of the religion they practice, and then we should refuse to let any Muslims enter America, it demeans our great nation and it is a very real and dangerous threat to everything that our country is about ... I believe the enduring symbol of our nation is the Statue of Liberty—not barbwire fences.”

When asked what his next step would be, he laughed lightheartedly and said, “I am moving forward with great optimism.”

Without missing a beat, O’Malley expressed his commitment to impact issues such as gun safety, immigration reform, climate change and affordable education. Despite dropping out without winning a state, O’Malley said he did not regret his presidential run.


“If I had chosen not to run, I would have regretted it,” O’Malley said. “The goal was to win, but the purpose was to improve our country and my campaign was focused on that purpose.”

http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/05/despite-coming-up-short-in-presidential-run-martin-omalley-optimistic-about-future

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Reply Despite coming up short in presidential run, Martin O’Malley optimistic about future. (Original post)
elleng May 2016 OP
guytonfox May 2016 #1
elleng May 2016 #2
rpannier May 2016 #3
MH1 May 2016 #6
Peacetrain May 2016 #4
CrispyQ May 2016 #5
JeffHead May 2016 #7
elleng May 2016 #8
JeffHead May 2016 #9
elleng May 2016 #11
Skittles May 2016 #10
Koinos May 2016 #13
Koinos May 2016 #12

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:09 PM

1. omg

word

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Response to guytonfox (Reply #1)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:10 PM

2. Hi, guy.

I'm assuming you like him.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:16 PM

3. Class Act

Wish he were still running

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Response to rpannier (Reply #3)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:29 PM

6. Me too.

(sniff.)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:17 PM

4. Gov. O'Malley did so much to put a focus on the enviorment..

Granted we could not catch fire..but he pushed the other two on environmental issues to the point that they are much more in the forefront than they would have been... Hillary is much more about foreign policy.. and Bernie is about economic issues.. if Gov O'Malley had not been there to push and push.. we would not have near the focus on that..

ellen I know you are a Bernie supporter now.. and I am backing Hillary..but both our current candidates are much better at talking about the issues of the environment..and we can thank Gov. O'Malley for that

I am so proud of our support for his candidacy.. He did some really good things there.. and I will always be grateful for that.. and grateful for all the great articles you put up here.. I can't tell you how many times I used them to talk to people locally with about..

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:19 PM

5. He would have been an amazing candidate, imo.

Very likable & energetic. I just loved when he took his jacket off & rolled up his sleeves at that town hall! And he has a wonderful smile!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:36 PM

7. O'Malley is a good man.

I found this episode of Candidate Confessional with Sam Stein featuring an interview with Martin a couple of weeks ago. Goes in depth on his presidential campaign. It's worth a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/candidate-confessional/martin-omalley

Too bad he couldn't get any traction. It would have been a much different outcome.

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #7)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:42 PM

8. Thanks, Jeff; listening now. HAPPY to hear from him.

Looked for a date; curious when it occurred.

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Mon May 2, 2016, 07:49 PM

9. You're welcome elleng

You are the biggest O'Malley fan on this site. It would have been a shame for you not to hear it.

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #7)

Mon May 2, 2016, 08:45 PM

11. 'This is not a slam dunk.'

Just finishing it now.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 08:03 PM

10. I have stayed a fan, elleng

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he stayed above the Hillary / Bernie bullshit

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:31 AM

13. O'Malley remains my first choice.

I now have four of his CDs (O'Malley's March), and I keep thinking it was a mistake for him to be edged out of the race.

But reality is what it is, and we have to go forward and beat Trump.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:27 AM

12. And then there is this about O'Malley's tweet after the Indiana primary...

A good article:

http://www.bustle.com/articles/158714-martin-omalley-chips-in-to-describe-the-state-of-the-race-and-hits-the-nail

And O'Malley's tweet:

The GOP just anointed in @realDonaldTrump the most racist, fascist major party nominee in modern history. Let's go win this Democrats!
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) May 4, 2016

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