Maryland governor Martin O'Malley knocked Hillary Clinton for following "polls" instead of "principles." Specifically, O'Malley was referring to Clinton's recent flip-flops on same-sex marriage (she now believes the Supreme Court should rule in favor of it) and immigration (she now believes illegal immigrants should be issued driver's licenses).
"I’m glad Secretary Clinton’s come around to the right positions on these issues," O'Malley said, according to a partial transcript of a gaggle the possible presidential candidate held this evening with the press.
"I believe that we are best as a party when we lead with our principles and not according to the polls. And every election is about the future. And leadership is about making the right decision, and the best decision before sometimes it becomes entirely popular."
A reporter followed up by asking whether O'Malley believes Clinton just follows polls. "I’m glad Secretary Clinton has come around to the right positions on both these issues," he said.
"I believe marriage is a human right, not a state right. I’m glad she’s come around to that position as well. I believe that we do our country a disservice when we make it harder for new American immigrants to abide by the rules of the road and obtain drivers licenses. And I’m glad she’s come around to that position now too."
But though Hillary Clinton has changed her positions on a number of issues since jumping into the presidential race this week, she's hold firm on one issue. She'll continue to accept money from lobbyists.
In a short video released today, possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley slammed Hillary Clinton for flip-flopping on same sex marriage. "History celebrates profiles in courage, not profiles in convenience," O'Malley says, taking aim at Clinton.
Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, a supporter of the Ready for Hillary super PAC, threatened Martin O'Malley that he "better watch it" in the presidential race. Why? Because, Granholm said she "was thinking that he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration."
The implication of Granholm's comment is that if O'Malley crosses Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, he will not get a plum administration posting under President Hillary Clinton.
Martin O'Malley, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, took a shot this morning at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, saying that the presidency is not a "crown" and need not "be passed between two families." Of course Clinton's husband Bill Clinton was president. And Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, and brother, George W. Bush, were both president.
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley sounds a populist note in a short new video that suggests the Democrat may be preparing for a presidential run.
"Bonuses on Wall Street alone were twice what every American mom and dad working full-time at minimum wage brought home combined," O'Malley says in the 15-second video. "This is not how our economy is supposed to work. I don't buy it!"
Is former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley moving closer to running for president? A short video on the Democrat's Facebook page looks like the beginning of a campaign ad.
"This bizarre sort of trickle-down experiment we've had where we think that by keeping wages down and concentrating wealth at the very top, we're somehow creating a better future for our kids," says O'Malley in the 15-second clip. "It doesn't work. It never has."
If Martin O'Malley runs for president, he'll be running to win. He made the comment this morning in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe:
"You don't get into races unless you're committed to win," O'Malley said. "I would be running to not only to win but to govern well, to make the case to the people of the country there are better choices we can make together that will make wages go up and to make college more affordable for our kids again."
Just a few weeks ago, everybody thought Hillary Clinton would cruise to the Democratic nomination. But with recent revelations -- the private email account, the foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation -- where does she stand now?
Possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, passed up an opportunity to defend his rival, Hillary Clinton, from growing criticism about her exclusive use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state. The moment came for O'Malley in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station, WMUR.
Outgoing Maryland governor Martin O'Malley is commuting the sentences of the state's four remaining inmates on death row. In 2012, Maryland abolished the death penalty, but the law did not apply to those already sentenced for execution. O'Malley, a Democrat, said in an official statement that executions of convicted murderers "make every citizen a party to a legalized killing as punishment."
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has a 5-point lead over Democrat Anthony Brown in a surprisingly close race in Maryland, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Hogan campaign and obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
The survey of more than 500 likely Maryland voters finds Hogan with 44 percent support, while Brown, the lieutenant governor, has 39 percent support. Fourteen percent say they remain undecided. That's a 17-point swing from the campaign's internal poll in July, when Brown led Hogan by 12 points, 48 percent to 36 percent.
Every election year, it seems, there’s a race that catches the political set in Washington by surprise. It’s possible that we’ve already seen the 2014 version of this with the defeat of House majority leader Eric Cantor, a result few anticipated and fewer still predicted.