Later this month former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will be in New Hampshire, which is, I am sure, lovely this time of year. But, according to the Boston Globe, he’s not likely there to kick back, not when there’s a Democratic presidential nomination to chase. Yes, already.
O’Malley has been in Iowa twice recently, and South Carolina, so I suspect he’s a man with a plan.
I never disliked him during his brief 2016 effort. Good politics, seems like a nice guy, but he never seemed like “the guy,” and still doesn’t. Too smooth, too slick, too patrician for my tastes. My guess is that the Democrats should look for a brawler, a woman or man who exudes toughness, likes a good fight and can relate across the socio-economic spectrum. Maybe Sherrod Brown is not the guy, but he’s the type, at least for me. Jen Granholm as a type would also be great, though she’s a Canadian and ineligible.
Democrats need a personality, dare I say, a brand. Crazy thought, but many who felt comfortable voting Trump could be comfortable going left populist with the right message, and the right messenger.
It’s not Martin O’Malley.