Martin O’Malley is 52, which is a fine age to be president. As mayor of Baltimore, which he was for 8 years, his biggest issue was crime. That’s what he’d run on, a pledge to reduce crime.
Well, he shook things up a bit, introduced a new method of policing, got himself “America’s Most Innovative Young Mayor,” or something like that in some magazine that gives out awards like that.
Crime still exists in Baltimore. Crime is stubborn, but for the most part, Baltimorians gave him credit for hard work and at least reducing it a little bit, and he got elected to a second term.
Then they made him governor. Crime down, Economy up. Good combo.
So, I think he’d make a good candidate.
He’s Irish and Catholic, but those haven’t been viewed as negatives since November of 1960.
He’s from a mid-sized state, which could go either way.
Nobody’s heard of him yet, but that’s a plus, too.
He’s not as liberal as Bernie Sanders or Liz Warren, but he’s running.
He may not have quite as much experience as Joe Biden, but nobody in the world has more experience than Joe Biden, plus O’Malley’s a lot younger, and….he’s running.
But is he running? Well, he said this: The presidency is not some crown, to be passed back and forth between two families.
Zing! Zing! He zinged Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush in the short space of one sentence, zinged them with deadly zings.
You bet your ass he’s running.