Martin O'Malley, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, took a shot at Hillary Clinton (and Jeb Bush and possibly Rand Paul) in an interview with MSNBC:
The MSNBC interviewer said, "You've got Bush, you've got Paul, you've got Clinton. Three potential dynasties right there. Are there too many dynasties?"
O'Malley followed-up, "You're calling the Pauls a dynasty?"
"You tell me. Are there too many dynasties in American politics right now?"
"Look, I think the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth between two families. It's supposed to be a contest of ideas and opportunity for candidates to earn this awesome trust," said O'Malley. "I don't believe that it's a hereditary right."
O'Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland, told MSNBC he "likes where [he's] at" in the presidential contest.
Obama for America continued its metamorphosis this week into Organizing for Action (OFA), an independent organization that will advocate for various "progressive" causes, including immigration reform and gun control. The BarackObama.com website, home of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, has been changing as well, but the transition has not been without its missteps.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has a few ideas – pretty good ones, actually – about how a Republican candidate should run a campaign for the presidency. But guess what? He says he doesn’t intend to run. “I don’t plan to do it, don’t expect to do it, and I really don’t want to do it,” Daniels says.
Daniels, however, has dropped his Shermanesque stance of refusing to consider a presidential bid. Instead, he told the Washington Post recently that he’s been persuaded to leave open the option of running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.