O’Malley Edges Out Vermin Supreme in NH Democratic Primary

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Vermin Supreme
Vermin Supreme in 2011. Photo by Marc Nozell.

With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Martin O’Malley holds onto third in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary after edging out Vermin Supreme.

As the returns poured in from New Hampshire Tuesday night, the Democratic primary quickly became a battle for third place. And it was a battle waged between two prominent Baltimore personages: a former Baltimore mayor who is no longer running for president and a former Baltimore art-school dropout who never stops running for president.

Supreme, who wears a boot on his head and promises everyone a pony, received 0.1 percent of the vote. O’Malley, who plays songs on his guitar and raps on command, came away with 0.2 percent.

Interestingly enough, it seems the political pundits are focusing exclusively on the first and second place Democratic finishers, leaving several burning questions unanswered:

Will O’Malley’s third-place finish be enough to keep his (abandoned) campaign alive? Will Supreme anoint himself “The Comeback Kid” and ride this momentum to victory in South Carolina? Will we see the leading candidates adopt Supreme’s “Go Back in Time and Kill Baby Hitler” platform to try to undermine his surge?


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