Hillary Clinton’s trove of “personal” e-mails from her time as Secretary of State aren’t just fodder for ravaging Republicans. Her Democratic rivals are digging into the files, as well. Martin O’Malley’s campaign apparently thought going through the e-mails was worth it, as they found some HRC praise for the former governor from 2010.
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In an interview with ABC’s This Week, former Maryland governor and presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley managed to diss both a Bush (Jeb) and a Clinton (Hillary) at the same time. Hey, two birds, one stone, why not?
High-rolling Dem donors of Maryland who were hoping to bend the ear of could-be presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton tonight will have to settle for Bubba. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Clintons made a last-second decision to have former president Bill Clinton headline a fundraiser for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown in place of his wife. Hillary chalked up the cancellation to the old “spending more time with her family.” This time, however, she really means it. Really.
Last week I questioned whether Hillary Clinton (should she decide to run) would really prove an insurmountable obstacle for Gov. Martin O’Malley (should he decide to run) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. I figured that O’Malley’s deficit in name recognition would be easy to overcome. But according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post, Clinton is “wildly more popular” than O’Malley even in Maryland. For 56 percent of Democrats in the state, Clinton is the first choice for president, while eight percent prefer O’Malley.
As much as Gov. Martin O’Malley tends to inspire a fair amount of discontent in his home state (if my informal but long-running poll of Baltimore Sun and Washington Post commenters can be taken as representative), he is well-poised for the national stage. It’s all in how he frames his political projects, constantly defining state legislation in terms of the destiny of the entire nation. The pending death penalty repeal represents the direction the whole country is moving in; ditto wind energy; ditto gay marriage. The list goes on.