Ben Carson skipped over us to announce his candidacy in Detroit today, but Baltimore could soon be the scene of a presidential candidacy announcement anyway. If Martin O’Malley runs for president, he will announce his candidacy in Baltimore.
“I wouldn’t think about announcing any place else,” the former mayor and governor told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday. “Our story is not over. We are not defeated as a city, and we are not about to throw in the towel on our country.”
O’Malley has faced questions and face-to-face criticism about his administration’s zero-tolerance policing policy in the wake of last week’s unrest. Todd once again asked him about the criticism, questioning O’Malley about whether he could still run on his Baltimore record.
I did not dedicate my life to making Baltimore a safer and more just place because it was easy, and I am more inclined and more deeply motivated now to address what’s wrong with our country and what needs to be healed and what needs to be fixed,” O’Malley said.
There were rumblings that committed suicide. But it sounds like O’Malley’s still running, no?
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