Gov. Martin O’Malley continued his recent foray into the national political spotlight with an Obama-cheering, GOP-bashing interview on Bob Schieffer’s Face the Nation, appearing right after his New Jersey nemesis, Gov. Chris Christie. (By the way, these two have the makings of a great rivalry: Christie vetoed New Jersey’s same-sex marriage bill just as O’Malley was midwife to one for Maryland. Plus, both their names are alliterative.)
O’Malley’s presidential aspirations are so obvious by now, I wouldn’t be surprised if the governor has “2016” tattooed over his heart. To his credit, he’s given us reason to believe he could thrive in national politics: he knows how to deliver a sharp political jab. When asked for his take on Rick Santorum calling President Obama a “snob” for wanting everyone to have a college education, O’Malley responded, “There’s much that Rick Santorum says that I don’t really get.” Ohhh. Burn. Of course, with all of the wild stuff that Santorum says — like how he “almost threw up” when he read John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech on the separation of church and state — it’s maybe not that hard to just give him enough rope, and let his own outlandish comments do the hanging.
What do you think? Will O’Malley “march” his way to Washington in four years?