But Can O’Malley Pass the Lincoln Memorial Test?

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“Picture me carved out of marble!”

Gov. Martin O’Malley is one step closer to promising a go at the Democratic nomination: while in Milwaukee for the National Governors Association, he said he’s laying “the framework for a candidacy in 2016.”

He also said, “I have been taking more time to let my soul catch up with where my body’s been, you know?” — which sounds more like someone who’s laying the framework for a trip to Burning Man. The more I think about that sentence, the less I understand it.

In a White House bid, O’Malley has several things going for him. He’s handsome; he’s male; and despite a resume that in national mainstream politics would be considered very liberal, he knows how to project a moderate demeanor in public. But to discover whether a candidate is truly presidential, I like to conduct the Lincoln Memorial Test.

So let’s leap ahead 60 years. O’Malley is immortalized as an oversize, seated marble statue. On an adjacent wall, inscribed in capital letters:

I HAVE BEEN TAKING MORE TIME TO LET MY SOUL CATCH UP TO WHERE MY BODY’S BEEN, YOU KNOW?



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