|Could this cat charm a donkey?|
The conservative Craigslist have been hyping up this guy for some time now. Yesterday, the former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley decided to put on the makeup and jump into the clown car.
The Aristocat himself, 52 year old Martin O'Malley hopes he can defeat a literally untouchable candidate.
He is the father of four. He is married to his wife Katie for over 25 years. He is an American politician who served as the 61st Governor of Maryland, from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected as Governor, he served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007, having previously served as a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011 to 2013. Following his departure from public office in early 2015, he was appointed to the Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School as a visiting professor focusing on government, business and urban issues.
As Governor, in 2011 he signed a law that would make certain undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition on condition; and in 2012, he signed a law to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. Each law was challenged to a voter referendum in the 2012 general election and upheld by a majority of the voting public.
O'Malley stood in for 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Democratic campaign event on June 2, 2007, in New Hampshire, Delegate Tony O'Donnell said in response, "It's the worst-kept secret in Maryland that the governor has national ambitions."
State Senator Thomas V. Miller, Jr. said O'Malley's political future "comes into play in everything he does", adding O'Malley is "very much like Bill Clinton in being slow and deliberative and calculating in everything he does."
The conservative agitators are hoping that O'Malley win the nomination. They are planning on giving him the Michael Dukakis treatment.
In order to make Clinton and the crop of Democrats running uninspiring, the conservative agitators will continue to bitch about Obama, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Benghazi, missing emails, Monica, Paula, Kathleen, Juanita,Vince, Whitewater, the missing server, accomplishments, age, being a woman, and everything else they can pull out their asses.
|Jam session with Martin O'Malley.|
He wants to be the alternative to Clinton. He wants to be the voice of the progressives.
He made his decision in Baltimore. The place where Freddie Gray lost his life to six reckless officers and riots broke out in April. These officers will have a day in court. They are innocent until proven guilty.
CNN reminds the readers that his decision to launch in Baltimore could be proven a "challenge".
The treatment of Freddie Gray, which sparked a national dialogue about police conduct toward racial minorities, drew renewed scrutiny to the controversial zero-tolerance policing strategy that O'Malley advocated for as mayor -- part of an aggressive strategy to crack down on crime.
Speaking in rolled-up sleeves at Federal Hill Park, O'Malley began with a call for economic fairness and closing the gap between rich and poor in America.
|Martin and his wife Katie hope 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be their new residence. It's only 40 miles from Baltimore.|
He touched upon last month's unrest in Baltimore, saying the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death was about more than race or policing in America, but about "the scourge of hopelessness" in the nation's cities.
"There is something to be learned from that night, and there is something to be offered to our country from those flames," he said.
A small group of protesters tried to interrupt his speech, shouting remarks like "black lives matter" and blowing on whistles. As O'Malley discussed the problem of income inequality and concentration of wealth, one protester angrily yelled out: "You did that! It was you!"
But the protesters largely failed to be a disruptive presence at the launch event, where O'Malley's supporters, numbering in the hundreds, reacted enthusiastically to his speech.
O'Malley also took a shot at Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush, using an attack on Goldman Sachs to suggest they were too close to Wall Street to be advocates for the less fortunate in America.
"Recently, the CEO of Goldman Saches let his employees know that he'd be just fine with either Bush or Clinton. I bet he would," O'Malley said. "Well, I've got news for the bullies of Wall Street: The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families. It is a sacred trust to be earned from the people of the United States, and exercised on behalf of the people of the United States."
It makes three. Three candidates running for the Democratic nomination. A perennial candidate, a Socialist and a nobody ever heard of.
Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and O'Malley have declared their intentions to run for the blue nose while a handful of Republicans and insurgents run for the red nose.
These clowns are uninspiring.
But if you're interested in one of them, could Martin O'Malley be the one you prefer?