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Marylanders-dont-like-martin-omalley-so-why-would-the-rest-of-america??

I have long considered former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is kicking off his 2016 campaign Saturday, the longest of long shots. The barriers between O’Malley and the Democratic presidential nomination are virtually endless, but here are four:

Hillary Clinton.
O’Malley has essentially zero support from Democratic office-holders.

He’s garnering just 2 percent support in Iowa, New Hampshire and national primary polls — far worse than Barack Obama at this point eight years ago.

O’Malley made some noise about running to Clinton’s left, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is already occupying that ideological space. Meanwhile, O’Malley has been attacked from the left for his policing strategy during his time as Baltimore mayor.

But there’s a far simpler reason for why I’ve doubted O’Malley’s ability to compete: The people who know him best don’t like him. O’Malley is starting way down in the polls, and he’s not well known. And we have evidence that more O’Malley exposure doesn’t equal more O’Malley support. He earned just 3 percent (compared to Clinton’s 63 percent) in a poll of Democratic voters in Maryland conducted in October by The Washington Post and the University of Maryland.

If this strikes you as a surprisingly low percentage for a two-term Maryland governor and former mayor of the state’s most populous city, it should. It speaks to the fact that O’Malley was unpopular enough in deep-blue Maryland that by the end of his second term, Republican Larry Hogan came out of nowhere to defeat O’Malley’s lieutenant governor in the 2014 governor’s race.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/marylanders-dont-like-martin-omalley-so-why-would-the-rest-of-america/

Liberals Make Big Comeback in 2015, Poll Analysis Finds

There are signs that liberals are making a comeback — and not just because a socialist is running for president, gay marriage is spreading like wildfire and pot legalization is gaining acceptance.

A new analysis of Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll data finds a marked increase in the share of registered voters identifying themselves as liberals, and an even bigger drop in the share saying they are conservatives.

In three national polls conducted so far in 2015, the analysis found that 26% of registered voters identified themselves as liberals — up from 23% in 2014. At the same time, the share of voters identifying as conservatives dropped to 33% from 37% in 2014.

The analysis by GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who looked at survey data from 2010 to 2015, found that the biggest ideological shifts came among women, young people, Latinos and well-educated voters, as well as people in the West and in cities.

From 2010 through 2014, there was little overall variation in the share of people identifying themselves as conservative, moderate and liberal, with conservatives either a plurality or tied with moderates. But that stability seems to be ending this year. For the first time since 2010, conservatives are no longer are a plurality: 38% identify as moderates, compared with the 33% who identify as conservative and 26% as liberal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/06/07/liberals-make-big-comeback-in-2015-poll-analysis-finds/

Thought this interesting coming from the Wall Street Journal.

1978.......holy cow.....look what happened on every day of the year!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.hisdates.com/years/1978-historical-events_2.html 😳.

So, should we read and heed this topic? Crulity in horse racing??

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026791614

Not sure what to say regarding this.......

Serena just let her back into the match.....dang it.....

She could have put her away in the 2nd match, but it's now into the 3rd set. Come on Serena, put her away.... And can I say here....I can not deal with Mary Carillo's announcing? Ugh.... All negative comments about Serena....nothing positive about her. JMHO.

Beau Biden's funeral coverage is live on C-SPIN

Bernie is going to be on Late night with Seth Meyers....tonight

Halt and catch fire returns......

Watching now, DVR'd it from last night......anyone else like it?

Question....anyone watch Battle Creek?

The FBI guy reminds me of a male tennis player, and for the life of me I can't remember his name....does anyone one else notice a resemblance of him and who is he? The tennis player I mean. Or may-be I'm just a tad off in this regard.

Smear article on Elizabeth.......

Democrats don't really care about the little guys and gals: Column

It's funny how preachy politicians and activist groups can be when it comes to pet issues like "economic justice." Yet when it involves their private interest,s it turns into a case of "do as we say, not as we do."

Case in point crusading Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who said in her 2006 book All Your Worth that the idea that "you can make big money buying houses and flipping them quickly" is a myth.

If so, then in the 1990s Warren and her husband were myth-busters. According to a new report in National Review making hundreds of thousands of dollars buying a handful of houses at deflated prices and reselling them months or years later at a substantial markup.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/29/warren-minimum-flip-union-clinton-equal-column/28146463/
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