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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:15 PM

Back in South Carolina, Democrat Martin O'Malley says "I just might" run for president.

'The smallest voice in the room asked the biggest question of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Saturday afternoon.

Scrawled on a notecard with no regard for lines was what 6-½-year-old Sullivan Wood, and others in the room, wanted to know most: "Will you run for President of the United States in 2020?"

A smile slowly spread across O'Malley's face.

"I don't know, Sullivan, I just might," O'Malley said, his voice rising with a knowing tone. "We'll see, but we've got plenty of work to do in the meantime." . .

Weaving policy points together under the larger theme of opportunity, O'Malley's speech cited some of his specific policy stances: raise the minimum wage, address climate change and get rid of the Electoral College.

"You and I are part of a living self-creating mystery. And that mystery is called the United States of America," O'Malley told the more than 130 people who came to the College of Charleston to hear him speak.

"Keep this happy fact in mind: All things in this world are temporary, and so will be the Trump administration. This too will pass and change and be no more. In the meantime, there is work to be done." . .

O'Malley said it is too soon to say whether President Donald Trump did the right thing by launching a missile strike on Syria this week.

"It could well prove to be an appropriate, measured response," O'Malley said. "But for this to happen and then for Congress to go on recess is appalling." . .

Local activist Thomas Dixon, who challenged U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., last year and lost, said he left the event feeling somewhat energized about next steps for Democrats.

Already, O'Malley has visited Nebraska and Utah, along with Iowa — the state where White House hopefuls start securing delegates in presidential primaries.

Sullivan's mother, Jennifer Wood, said her daughter has been an O'Malley fan since she was 4 and now can see why.

"There's just something different about him, isn't there?" Jennifer Wood said.

Speaking to The Post and Courier after the town hall event, O'Malley said he, too, senses something.

"I feel like I've never been speaking, writing or seeing more clearly. I'm going to continue to do that for the party how ever I can, wherever I can," O'Malley said.'

http://www.postandcourier.com/politics/back-in-south-carolina-democrat-martin-o-malley-says-i/article_4d42627c-1ca5-11e7-aa36-47a78053d03a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

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Reply Back in South Carolina, Democrat Martin O'Malley says "I just might" run for president. (Original post)
elleng Apr 2017 OP
LonePirate Apr 2017 #1
elleng Apr 2017 #2
jaysunb Apr 2017 #6
irisblue Apr 2017 #3
delisen Apr 2017 #4
elleng Apr 2017 #5
jaysunb Apr 2017 #8
delisen Apr 2017 #9
elleng Apr 2017 #10
elleng Apr 2017 #7

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:19 PM

1. I hope he does!

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:21 PM

2. Good.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:12 AM

6. +1 kr n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:45 PM

3. I hope he does. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:01 AM

4. Foreign Policy experience?

I may be cynical but is O'Malley doing anything besides running for president?

I see much of this hankering for the next male president 4 years before the election as akin to the Great White Hope in the Boxing world way back when.

The worst of these candidates to me was John Edwards-he used to go around making speeches about the factory workers and growing up poor, served a term in the Senate and left-made more speeches about factory workers, built a humongous house, shook down a super rich heiress to cover up his tawdry affair, made more speeches about factory workers and growing up poor....

How did John Edwards get to be on a Democratic national ticket, and then run again for president???

We are in a national crisis, our form of government is under attack by a foreign power and I just cannot see O'Malley as having any heft whatsoever.

He. did do the male presidential candidate thing by strolling shirtless somewhere in the last primary cycle.

Yes I guess I am cynical Maybe someone from Baltimore can enlighten me-but I think we should be looking for an Angela Merckel.



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Response to delisen (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:11 AM

5. Americas Role In The World

America’s role in the world is to advance the cause of a rising global middle class— free from oppression, free from want, free from fear.

But after twelve years on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan…

….and after a global financial crisis and long recession that our people are still struggling to recover from…

…it is understandable that many Americans would like to disengage from the world.

Understandable, but not responsible.

Because our country’s security—and our children’s prosperity—demand that we be more engaged with the world around us, not less.

We do this primarily by making our nation more prosperous and secure here at home.

And we do this by exercising our economic, diplomatic, military, and healing power around the world, in ways that are consistent with our moral principles.

In essence:

https://martinomalley.com/policy/foreign-policy/

Experience:

A former Governing Magazine “Public Official of the Year,” Governor O’Malley was re-elected in 2010. His 2013 legislative successes were described in a Baltimore Sun editorial as “without many parallels in recent Maryland history.”

With a balanced approach of spending cuts, regulatory reform, and modern investment in education, innovation, and infrastructure, Governor O’Malley and his Administration made better choices that delivered better results, including:

Fastest rate of job growth in the region.
#1 ranking for best public schools in America for an unprecedented five years in a row (Education Week).
#1 ranking for holding down the cost of college tuition (College Board).
#1 ranking for innovation and entrepreneurship for two years running (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

Under the Governor’s leadership, Maryland also ranked:

#1 nationally in median income,
#1 in Ph.D. scientists and researchers per capita,
#1 in Research and Development, and
#1 in businesses owned by women.


Called “arguably the best manager in government” by Washington Monthly magazine, Governor O’Malley cut State spending more than any previous governor in Maryland’s history, balancing these record cuts with targeted, modern investments in priorities like public education. He has reduced the size of government to its smallest size since 1973 (on a per capita basis) and reformed how it is managed, so that it works more efficiently and accountably. His actions to save Maryland’s State pension system have made it sustainable over the long term. His fiscal stewardship has nearly eliminated Maryland’s structural deficit. His efforts to streamline, consolidate and digitize processes like business licensing are making Maryland a better place to do business.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12814


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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:14 AM

8. +1 n/t

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:26 AM

9. Thank you for responding with information. I will study it and I think

others will too.

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Response to delisen (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:31 AM

10. You're welcome.

I hope others will too.

There's a lot of information here, about his experience, philosophy, and plans: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1281

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Response to delisen (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:14 AM

7. What he's doing: Martin O'Malley to Teach at BC Law - Boston College

Known for his use of performance management systems and analytics while serving as Maryland governor and mayor of Baltimore, O’Malley will teach a course, Leadership and Data Driven Government, and take part in several panel discussions as part of the Rappaport Distinguished Public Policy Series, which sponsors forums and conferences to address societal issues with public leaders.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12816160

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