Martin O’Malley strikes populist tone
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is striking a populist tone as he ramps up his 2016 presidential bid. It would be in Hillary Clinton’s best interest not to ignore the impact he could have on progressives during the primary season.
Martin O’Malley’s YouTube channel is an indication of where he’s heading — to the campaign trail.
In his latest YouTube video, O’Malley called for equal pay for equal work, marriage equality, the DREAM Act, drivers’ licenses for new American immigrants. He said “it’s all about fuller participation in the social, the economic and in the political life of our country.” If that’s not a populist tone, then I don’t know what is.
I recall back in 2008, Hillary Clinton miscalculated the strength of Barack Obama and snatched defeat from the jaw of victory. If Martin O’Malley can get a strong machine behind him, he could pose a formidable threats.