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Wed May 25, 2016, 08:02 PM

Longtime O'Malley backer touts him as next DNC chair.

'As the political vultures circle around the incumbent, a longtime backer and financier of former Gov. Martin O'Malley is touting him as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

John P. Coale, whose $500,000 loan helped put O'Malley over the top in his 2006 race against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., tweeted his support Wednesday as speculation swirled that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida might be on her way out.

"Martin O'Malley 4 DNC Chair. Acceptable to both candidates, did great job as [Democratic Governors Association] chair. Great on TV. Huge on executive experience," Coale wrote.'>>>

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-longtime-o-malley-backer-touts-him-as-next-dnc-chair-20160525-story.html


Personally I'd like to see him as head of the Veteran's Administration, and/or addressing U.S. infrastructure issues.

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Reply Longtime O'Malley backer touts him as next DNC chair. (Original post)
elleng May 2016 OP
femmocrat May 2016 #1
elleng May 2016 #2
femmocrat May 2016 #5
brer cat May 2016 #7
SouthernDemLinda May 2016 #17
LonePirate May 2016 #3
MH1 May 2016 #6
TDale313 May 2016 #4
zentrum May 2016 #8
Surya Gayatri May 2016 #9
Vote2016 May 2016 #10
leftofcool May 2016 #11
Gore1FL May 2016 #15
fbc May 2016 #12
elleng May 2016 #18
Raine1967 May 2016 #13
Gore1FL May 2016 #16
elleng May 2016 #19
Jitter65 May 2016 #14
Koinos May 2016 #20


Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:08 PM

2. Glad you thought of him, femmocrat,

but he's getting busy and I wouldn't say that everyone seemed to like him. Maybe my sour grapes???

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:13 PM

5. I think he was well-regarded for running a clean, gentlemanly campaign.

I felt that he never got enough exposure to really catch on and was over-shadowed by the Hillary/Bernie "rivalry" in the media. He was pretty much ignored in the debates, much to my consternation!

I hope we see much more of him in the future, whether it is a cabinet or political post. I'm a fan!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #5)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:19 PM

7. I was also impressed

the little we got to see of him. I found this group very helpful in getting his message out here, but nationally there was virtually nothing. I would like to see him have a big role in the future.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #7)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:41 PM

17. Remember O'Malley was edited out of the screen in debates too!

 

In a breakdown of screen time, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were seen 33 percent of the time, and 30 percent was dedicated to commercial breaks. Martin O'Malley only got 3 percent of the debate to talk about the issues.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:09 PM

3. I would prefer O'Malley to be Attorney General or VP; but I would support him as DNC chair.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:16 PM

6. I'm in a similar place.

I think there's many jobs O'Malley could do well. Yes, DNC chair would be one of those. Probably wouldn't be my top pick for him though. I'd rather see him in a job where he could make a big difference and not be seen as so partisan.

But then, to me the top priority is developing his brand so he can be our Presidential nominee in a future election year.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:12 PM

4. I could totally support this. n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:24 PM

8. Go for it!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:33 PM

9. Wonderful suggestion. He'd be even better than Dean.

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:48 PM

10. Can we get him in place before the convention?

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:00 PM

11. This will be up to Hillary as it is the President elect who chooses.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #11)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:21 PM

15. Not if it happens before the convention as the rumors suggest.

There won't be a nominee much less a president elect.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:17 PM

12. Sounds good, but seems like a fantasy

 

O'Malley is too progressive for the people that buy the politicians.

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Response to fbc (Reply #12)

Wed May 25, 2016, 11:54 PM

18. That's true;

hence his treatment by DNC.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:19 PM

13. Could he do both?

I was thinking about this the other day.

MO'M would make a great DNC chair. He could also serve in a cabinet position., no?


DWS is a member of congress and also serves as the head of the DNC, Why can't MO'M?

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #13)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:24 PM

16. It's probably wise to have someone who can do it full time without distraction

DWS couldn't handle it. I am not saying MO'M couldn't, but I am worried to try that again, especially when the party is breaking along economic lines.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #13)

Wed May 25, 2016, 11:57 PM

19. Might do but

the cabinet position I'd like to see him in is highly challenging (and not 'sexy,) Veterans Affairs Department.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:44 PM

14. I like that idea. nt

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 03:03 PM

20. I like him for attorney general.

He would be serious about prosecuting corporate, environmental, and financial criminals.

His background as a lawyer and a prosecutor, as well as mayor and governor, would make him an excellent choice.

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