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O’Malley Edges Out Vermin Supreme in NH Democratic Primary

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.

To O’Malley, America Is Just One Big Late-’90s Baltimore



On Saturday, Gov. Martin O’Malley headed north — to a state only presidential hopefuls visit — to speak well of himself before a group of loyal Democrats.

In a speech in New Hampshire, our governor described Baltimore in 1999, the year he became the city’s mayor. He spoke of a “culture of failure,” of a city overrun by illegal drugs, murder, and a “sense that nothing would work.” Yadda, yadda, yadda, he fixed all that, yadda, yadda. And then he said, “Like in Baltimore in 1999, we as Americans…”

Wait, what?!

Of course, if he’s going to take a running leap at the White House in, oh man, three whole years, he has to build a narrative for himself now, and it has to start with Baltimore. And, yes, there are statistics he can point to (and he does!) that make his mayoralty look heroic.