Two-term Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley gets some Twitter buzz as a possible replacement for embattled Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Longtime O’Malley donor John P. Coale tweeted his endorsement of O’Malley as DNC chair, along with a necessarily brief supporting argument, via the Baltimore Sun:
Martin O’Malley 4 DNC Chair. Acceptable to both candidates, did great job as DGA chair. Great on TV. Huge on executive experience
— john coale (@johnpcoale) May 25, 2016
I imagine he would still be acceptable to Hillary Clinton, even after he criticized her and Bill Clinton’s “politics of triangulation” during his uneventful run at the nomination. He was loyal surrogate for President Barack Obama after first endorsing Clinton in 2008, so he’s shown some political flexibility.
I can’t speak to his job as chair of the Democratic Governors Associations except for the $100,000 donation the group received from Caesars Entertainment just before a state commission voted unanimously in favor of Caesars running a casino in Baltimore.
As far as how he does on TV, he is often unnatural.
Anyway, the sentiment garnered a fair number of retweets.
Wasserman Schultz has been losing support among her party on the grounds that she has alienated Bernie Sanders supporters by appearing to favor Hillary Clinton. As of now, she still has a job.